The Great Indian Thali

Indian food is a spectacular gastronomical journey where every bend in the road tells a visually enticing delightfully different and lipsmackingly memorable story. If the Scots have their folklores, we Indians have foodlores. Our culture:Although dining table is a permanent piece of furniture in almost every household, it mostly serves as a shelf of convenience... Continue Reading →

Dargah Lane, Mahim

The street leading to Mahim Dargah is a foodie's paradise. From bhatiyaras selling flavorful biryanis and luscious kebabs, bakeries wafting with aroma of fresh baked breads and pavs and naans, carts loaded with tastebuds-tickling tamarind and berries tossed in salt and a sprinkle of dry spices, to stalls of chaats and burgers and shwarmas and... Continue Reading →

Baked Feta Cheese Pasta

Bubbling block of cheese, bursting cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic… this one pan wonder is as delightful to make as it is to eat. No muss no fuss; add everything to the casserole or a baking dish along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil. Let it sizzle... Continue Reading →

Surmai Fry

Marinade: Marinate the slices in 2 tbsps Red chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, a small bunch of chopped fresh coriander leaves, few chopped curry leaves, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, juice of half a lemon and salt as per taste. Leave the... Continue Reading →

Imitations, emulations, copies will come and go.But legends, they stand, firmly rooted, undeterred and unaffected. Rocksolid. Lucky Restaurant, sitting proud at the busy crossroads of suburban Bandra for more than 80 years is one such.Specializing in Mughal cuisine such as scrumptious kebabs and kepsa, luscious kormas and an array of lipsmacking Biryanis, Lucky has been... Continue Reading →

Shravan - the holiest and also the busiest month as per the Hindu Calendar.Holiest, because the entire month is devoted to Lord Shiva. And every day of this month is an auspicious day for the beginning of everything new.This is also a month of fasting. Irony is, Shravan is full of festivals. Every week. I've... Continue Reading →

TOMATO JAM at home. Tangy, sweet with a dash of spice, it's fast and simple to make. No skinning or boiling or blitzing, just chopping. The thing I love about this jam is its consistency. Unlike sauce, this has chewy bits of tomatoes that makes it more fun. All you have to do is deseed... Continue Reading →

I love sprouting beans and legumes at home; I find it very therapeutic, keeping a tab on how their tails grow long and glorious. Sprouting may look like an easy process but it needs the right technique to extract all the goodness. It's a process where seeds and legumes are germinated and eventually cooked for... Continue Reading →

New adventure today. Aka KHARVAS, a milk pudding made of colostrum. What's colostrum? you ask. It's the first form of milk when the πŸ„ or πŸƒ gives birth. It's an ubiquitous dessert in Maharashtrian households; made by a super simple process of mixing colostrum with milk, sugar or jaggery, a pinch of grated nutmeg and... Continue Reading →

Lockdown has made me a huge fan of Instant Food Mixes. With the absence of househelp and backbreaking chores to do all by ourselves, it's understandable that we go foraging for shortcuts. Here's where Instant Mixes come to rescue. Like this splendid Vermicelli Payasam. Laced with nutty dry fruits, vermicelli and sweetness in perfect measure,... Continue Reading →

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