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…

Bihar ka khana

I have been on a break for sometime now and have enjoyed my time off thoroughly – travelling, reading and spending time with my sister and family. When we both…

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…

The Oil Debate

Oils seem to be much talked about these days. Something, we took pretty much for granted…a medium that had to be used for cooking and we only had a couple…

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…

The ‘Quit Sugar’ Movement

Every year there is a new diet fad! A few years back, there was this fight against ‘wheat’ and it ended up being a nasty food to consume! This year…

‘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…

Mangoes and the Indian Kitchen

People in this part of the world (read, the UK) really look forward to the summer months…this is the time to discard off the layers, eat the most delicious, sweet…