Spreading Indianess: Meet the Chaiwalli in Australia

We love handmade, we love Indian artists, whether in India or in another part of the world. We have a ‘little bit’ of special love for those Indian artists who…

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,…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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,…

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…

Ramadan Kareem – Sweet Iftar Recipes

Ramadan (in Arabic: رمضان, Ramadān) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. This month is about fasting, being kind and giving to the less fortunate. Fasting from food is practiced…

‘Roll’ me away, humble bread!

Warning for all wheat haters: Glance through this post with caution as simply reading about bread may well serve as the catalyst towards breaking the awkward silence between you and that innocent slice…