Sirke Wale Pyaz – Recipe For Pickled Onions

Sirke Wale Pyaz - Vinegar Onions

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

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Charm Of The Old Ooty

Nilgiti Mountain Railway

Want  to   go for  an  old fashioned  train ride ?  Try the  Nilgiri Mountain Railway  ride  between Coonnoor  and  Udagamandalam (Ooty).  Here is  an  old  fashioned  steam  engine, chugging  up and  down  the steepest grades in  Asia.   It  may look like  an adult sized  charming  version of  toy trains, but  don’t  let  itsRead more

Two Bite Curried Chicken Puffs

Two bite curried chicken puffs

Nothing matches  the  versatility of  the puff  pastry sheets  when  it  comes  to making   easy appetizers. Sweet,  savory ,  crunchy  or  soft   all these  tastes  and  textures  are  easy to achieve   with   these  unassuming  looking  sheets of  dough.  Here is a  good example – Two Bite Curried Chicken Puffs.  Bite sizeRead more

Curried Salmon With Spinach

Curried Salmon With Spinach

This  dish is  inspired  by my childhood.   No there  were no  Salmon in South India, but   fish was  plentiful, as were  Amaranth leaves.  Purple  amaranth was  our  favorite   Mom used  to  make “Cheera thoran” or  stir fried amaranth leaves with coconut .  Amaranth  leaves  are more  nutritious  than  spinach  and  a  mealRead more