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…

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…

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,…

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…

Sesame and Jaggery are magical

Sesame and Jaggery – a combination that will rock your tastebuds and pack your body with goodness and warmth! If you haven’t already introduced these beauties into your diet, then…

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…

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…

Growing a wondergrain – Amaranth

Amaranth has been cultivated in India for thousands of years and is a big part of Indian cuisine. It comes in various colours and sizes and has amazing benefits for…