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Breakfast like a King

Breakfast like a King

Breakfast like a King, is what all the wise recommend, though not everyone follows.  It’s all very well to advise someone to not skip breakfast, but if my first meal of the day was likely to be highly processed rubbish out of a box or a blackish-brown slice

Scotch Eggs, anyone?

Scotch Eggs, anyone?

Is there anyone out there (discounting vegans, of course!), who doesn’t love eggs? There are probably as many ways to cook eggs as there are different cultures.  Having grown up in North India,  ‘anda burji‘ aka spicy scrambled egg and ‘anda curry‘ aka egg curry

It’s Rakhi time – what’s cooking?

It’s Rakhi time – what’s cooking?

When you grow up in a ‘Chaturvedi‘ family in North India, the meal at  ‘Raksha Bandan‘ is a treat to look forward to: a special kind of kadhi, sewayian kheer, ghewar, puri, some vegetable curries aka sabjis and a platter of ‘mithai’.  This morning I sat

Diwali festivities, one mithai at a time!

Diwali festivities, one mithai at a time!

Diwali to me means family, fun times and plenty of food.  Five days of sheer celebrations and happiness; to be honest, the preparation and the waiting months leading to Diwali are packed full of adventure and activities too; the shopping rituals, the house re-decorating, the massive home cleaning

Punjabi Tadka – finger-licking food!

Punjabi Tadka – finger-licking food!

Punjabis love festivities; they love their celebrations and never, ever miss an opportunity to dance, cook, eat and feed a truck full of family and friends! I think they are the most joyous set of people ever to have blessed this planet and when it

Durga Puja – food & more food

Durga Puja – food & more food

It’s almost time for ‘Pujo‘ and I can ‘spy with my little eye’, lots of busy-bees, ingredients, colours and food everywhere around me.  I think it might well be the ‘Pujo’ food that we are referring to and all the people, at homes and over at

Kerala on a plate

Kerala on a plate

Mention the beautiful state of Kerala to anyone, and more often than not, conversation will move speedily on to Kerala’s exotic quotient, it’s ‘lushness factor‘; to how everyone these days seem to be travelling to ‘God’s own country’ for a relaxing holiday; and then, before you even realise, it’s food from Kerala that

Bye-bye Maggi, Hello ‘real’ Noodles

Bye-bye Maggi, Hello ‘real’ Noodles

Maggi had been a big part of our lives for eons and then suddenly, on a fine sunny day it was taken away from all shops, from our life!! I worried, my friends did too, about how we would cope in a world without ‘Maggi‘! Would

The Karnataka Food Trail

The Karnataka Food Trail

Many years ago, while I was in school, my family and I moved to Bangalore. It was a big change for us – the language, the culture, the people and the food, having come from a city in north India. We were put up in