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)
If your travels ever take you to the South Indian state of Kerala, or what is popularly called “God’s Own Country,” it won’t be too long before you get acquainted with the delicious cabbage thoran. Mildly spiced and brightly colored, cabbage thoran is one of those dishes that retains the delicate taste of … Continue reading Cabbage Thoran- simple, healthy dish from Kerala
If you thought that Mysore starts with silk and ends with sandalwood, you’ve missed a lot of the good stuff in the middle. This is a place steeped in history, but quiet in it’s telling of it.
A place where religion is deeply embedded in the goings-on of the day, whether you notice it or not. A place where the people will happily share whatever they have with you, in exchange for a small glimpse into your life. And quite unexpectedly, a place that serves up some of the best food… from other parts of India. The Mysore I was privileged enough to see took me from imposing palaces and colourful markets to ancient temples and endearing rituals.
Diwali is just around the corner. The perfect excuse to rustle up some very addictive Poha Chivda. Not that I need much of a reason. “It’s Sunday” also works. For all those new to Indian food, Poha is de-husked rice which is beaten into flat flakes. It’s extremely light and forms an integral … Continue reading Poha Chivda- A Diwali favourite
If you’re about to travel to India and don’t know where to begin your food journey, this is probably one of the best things to start of with- the Thali. It is a meal- lunch or dinner, served on a stainless steel plate or on a banana leaf. The word thali also means the … Continue reading How to eat a THALI in India