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…

Maharashtra ka khana

Many, many years ago, while I was still in school, summer vacations meant time to travel (just like it is with school-goers today!). One such vacation was spent travelling to…

Buckwheat, the gluten-free wonder

It’s the time to be festive, it’s the time eat ‘kutu‘, aka buckwheat! Thanks to its wonderful existence, you can still enjoy ‘pakodas’, ‘cheela’, ‘puris’ and other naughty foods,  even when you…

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…

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…

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…