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!
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!
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
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!