How to work with dry spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it’s all spice and fire. But that’s not true. Sure, there are spices, but it’s not all chili. It’s cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant… Continue reading

Lime Rice, a quick leftover rice fix

  Lime rice is one of those quick recipes that turns a boring leftover into a delicious dinner with minimal effort. You can have this dish by itself or served with poppadums. It’s light,… Continue reading

Korlai Fort. A taste of Portugal in the Konkan.

The fish are everywhere. Heaped high on tables. Drying in copious quantities on front porches. Flaying in ingenious, net back-pockets of weathered fishermen. Swimming in fiery red curries. And being licked lazily by… Continue reading

Where drinks are topped with butter

I wouldn’t be surprised if my tea came with a melting square raft of butter in Amritsar. This sinful fat stares at you on everything you eat and the Amritsaris make no attempt to hide it