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 what 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 … 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
The good people at Reddit have invited me for an AMA or Ask Me Anything. I’ll be answering questions about Indian food mainly, but really anything! Go ahead, tune in to reddit at 11AM PST and ask me anything!! Continue reading Ask Me Anything!! I’m on Reddit today!
A labour of love for both food and my first love – writing. My cookbook is launching in just a few days on April 19th through Rockridge Press Berkley California. Each of the recipes I have put into the book are special and each one has a small story attached. I hope the book … Continue reading It’s finally here!! My Cookbook!
Tucked away, quite literally, in a part of Bombay very few have ever seen is the newest, sweetest little bakery –Ellipsis Café. I’d never have expected to find a European style bakery in an overgrown, sprawling BMC grounds. But Ellipsis has managed it. And quite nicely. The location of the café is half the charm. … Continue reading New eatery alert- Ellipsis Café
Malpuas are a delicacy synonymous with the Muslim community of India and found along most street corners during Ramadaan. They are delicious, extremely rich crepes that are deep fried and eaten warm. Sometimes with a healthy dollop of even more ghee (clarified butter) or with dried fruits, sweetened cream or sheera (a thick semolina based … Continue reading Flying Malpuas, a must-see video of the making of this sweet treat on the street!