The images that spring to mind when you hear ‘Goa’ are beaches, shacks and surf. But there’s a different side to goa that I’ve been exploring every so often, and it’s the villages inland and Goa by the riverside. They’re away from the tourist traps and present a Goa which is quite magical. Siolim is … Continue reading Siolim-Goa’s River retreats
Traditional Indian breads are a peek into our past. The pav for instance is the story of the Portuguese in India. Continue reading Gutli Pav-The other Indian bread (part 2)
In Bombay, we’re so used to sliced bread or the pav that we often think of only these two and their variations – like the gutli pav and the chappatti, when it comes to bread. In fact though, there’s a world of Indian breads to discover. In my search to keep lesser known … Continue reading The other Indian Breads
It’s about 2 days to Valentine’s Day and while most of the world goes all heart-shaped in the iris and hormones go into overdrive at the thought of nights filled with red, lacey lingerie… I urge you to use these precious few hours in the cementing of true love… go marinate some ham! While it … Continue reading If you really love ’em, say it with a ham flower!
I did it! Despite all my apprehensions and vociferous “no’s”, I finally took a deep breath and yanked the poor creature out of its buttery grave and into my mouth! Yes, I ate escargot! That choicest of French delicacies, hailed by the world’s culinary snobs. It was doused in a herby, garlicky butter … Continue reading Garçon there’s a snail in my plate!
What does a self respecting Catholic do on a Sunday? Well, we eat copious amounts of food, feed others and grin as we drift into that beautiful thing called the siesta. One of the things that aids in this single-minded weekend obsession is the Goan sausage. It is by far the best legacy left behind … Continue reading What all Pulaos should be- the Goan Sausage Pulao!
In the first of a series of Food Crawls across Mumbai, I visit the little South India of the city- Matunga. This is an old neighbourhood in central Mumbai that has been the hub of South Indian food, traditions and produce for decades. The area has a sizeable population of the gentle people of the … Continue reading Food crawl Mumbai- The South Indian delights of Matunga’s streets