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…

Himachali Food

Food from Himachal is highly influenced by that of its neighbouring states. Though a lot of it is animal based cuisine, there thankfully are a lot of vegetable and fruit based…

It’s ‘Rice’ Time : Andhra special

Andhra Pradesh is known the world over for several things, including state-of-the-art technology, spices, the use of tamarind and of course, rice!  In fact, it is often called the ‘Rice…

Foods of the North-East

North-East India is a much loved part of our country and is made up of the ‘seven sister states’ . These are well known for gorgeous tea estates, beautiful weather, lush…

Mharo Rajasthan: ‘Must have’ dishes

We love Rajasthan, well who doesn’t? For its food, history, decor, fashion style and life….With the Aravalli mountain range, the stunning Dilwara temples, world-famous tiger reserves and a gorgeous bird…

Celebrate a colourful Holi with food

Didn’t I tell you all once that Winter always turns to Spring…Always! So, here we are, talking about Holi, the wonderful festival of colours, that is now almost around the…

Ek ‘roti’ ka sawaal….10 flatbreads from India

I have been off wheat for a few days…to be fair, there weren’t that many days since I last had a ‘roti’, but it did make me appreciate and made…

Afternoon Tea – The Indian way

We in India, mark every occasion with a hot steaming cup of  ‘chai’. Tea is just wonderful: it helps you get out of bed every morning, it helps you pass your day at…

Kashmiri Chai and breakfast special

Kashmiris love to start their day with either a steaming hot cup of ‘kahwa‘ or with ‘noon chai‘ also called ‘sheer chai‘ along with a nicely baked bread fresh from…

Bengali Vegetarian Food – The hidden treasures!

I grew up in Allahabad, a lovely town in India, with a relatively large ‘Bengali’ population. This meant that I had the luxury of being invited to delicious traditional meals at their homes quite…