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)
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!
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