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!
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!
Whether you’re new to the kitchen or just craving some Indian flavours, this dish is a must try. It’s from my book Beyond Curry Indian cookbook. Once you try it out, you’ll realise how easy it is to whip up a delicious Indian meal in a few minutes. My suggestion is to buy small … Continue reading Easy Indian style Fried fish from my book Beyond Curry
You know how the saying goes- a rose by any other name… Well nowhere is it more true than with the Sorpotel. Amongst the various sub sects of the Indian Catholic community, the versions- East Indian Sorpotel, Goan Sorpotel and Manglorean Sorpotel make absolutely no difference to the deliciousness of this celebration of offal. My … Continue reading Pork Sorpotel- The East Indian Way
I love cooking. The more challenging or exotic sounding, the better. But baking is a whole other story. I immediately get lazy and find a million other substitutes to it. Like the new cupcake shop that’s open just a week ago or the home baker who does such a good job ‘it’s like you … Continue reading Easy peasy banana muffins!