I like Karela. There I said it! I’m that weirdo who looks forward to numbing my palate with the bitterness of this vegetable. Oh and it’s bittergourd I’m talking about by the way. But like so many things we mask beautifully with our spices and techniques in Indian cooking, this dish is not just palatable- … Continue reading The stuffed Karela- a bitter sweet ending!
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!