This is the Ukranian Paska, lovely, soft and sweet Easter bread. I came across this bread few years back when searching for traditional recipes. Up until then , my Easter breads were restricted to hot cross buns and no cross buns. Eastern European countries have a wonderful collection of traditions breadsRead more
Jaisalmer is the state of Rajasthan, India. This city is in the middle of the Thar desert and still retains a lot of the old world charm. Yes there are signs of modern times , but there is also a sense of time standing still. The arid climate of Thar is not very kind towardsRead more
A bowl of rice, some fish, and a coconut – there are some people in the planet who would call it heaven 🙂 There are a number of dishes that combine fish and coconut in the coastal regions of India. Of all these this must be one of the simplest – Meen Peera.Read more
Kulcha is another popular flat bread from the Indian subcontinent. This is the flat bread you get more often from street food vendors served with a variety of spicy curries. If you have friends from Delhi , chances are they have a favorite street food joint that sells spicy chole and kulcha .
Red onions soaked in vinegar turn beautiful shade of pink. We love these pickled onions or Sirke Wale Pyaz. The only thing I remember from my first ever Punjabi thali are these beautiful pink onions. Wonder how many years (decades!) ago was that ? I am glad that I could remember anything atRead more
Sunday morning breakfasts deserve something special, don’t you agree?. No, I am not talking about extra work for the cook. I like to keep it simple, anything elaborate on a Sunday should be brunch, at least in my book !! Here is such a breakfast treat that we love – Berne Brot. Make itRead more
It is that time again when you start to wake up to birds singing outside the window. It is definitely spring , whether officially acknowledged or not. Mind you, this is also the season when the eyes are watery and nose is itchy , but that is not what this post is about.
Look at that bowl of Goji Berries .. aren’t those gorgeous ? These berries are a powerhouse of nutrition as well. There has to be some catch right ? Yes, a small one.. These little nuggets are not much fun to eat plain. I am happy to pop a few in the mouth, but asRead more
Ishtu is a simple breakfast side dish. Vegetables and sometimes meat cooked in coconut milk and a few assorted spices. Mild and flavorful this is the side dish of choice to be served with assorted appams and other breakfast breads.
Looking for a vegan snack ? Here is one – Parippu Vada or Lentil Fritters . These are popular in parts of South India, and SriLanka. This region gets heavy monsoon rainfalls lasting nonstop for days at a time . Guess what everyone craves for on days like those ? –Read more