Diwali is around the corner and it is time for treats – sweet and cute !! Painted diyas and boxes of dried fruit are favorites of the season, so are sweets. When it comes to sweets, nothing surpasses the taste of homemade sweets like burfi, shankarpali or badusha. Badusha or balushahi as it is known Read more
As I was taking this picture DH walked in. “You know what is missing here here, don’t you? ” there was a faraway look on his face. I knew where he was – reliving the “pub days ” of Bangalore. Buddies, beer and banter – the ritualistic Bs of good old bachelor days. Finger foods were anRead more
A few spices make the simple rice the center of the meal, inviting you to to reach for the fork.. that is ghee rice for me! Nei Choru or Ghee Rice used to be the staple of our mini household celebrations. Mom used to serve these with hearty sides like roasted coconut vegetablesRead more
Here is another coconut chutney – Fresh and Creamy Coconut Chutney. Of the many variations of coconut chutney this one screams “fresh and creamy”! The creaminess comes entirely from fresh ground coconut. Coconut is definitely the star here!
Just like the Dosa and Idli of the south stuffed parathas are the choice of breakfast for many in the north. Aloo paratha – potato stuffed whole wheat flat bread is the most popular of them all . Fresh made Aloo Paratha served with a bowl of curds (yogurt) and a spicy pickle makesRead more
What can be better than sweet spongy Rasgulla ? Sweet and spongy Orange Rasgula – of course !!! Komola Bhog is the orange flavored cousin of the popular Bengali sweet Rasgula. Well I was recently chastised for calling it a Bengali sweet. It is not just popular in Bengal, many neighboring regions lay claim toRead more
Have you had Amritsari Kulcha ? Amritsar is a city in India, famous for its sights , sounds and of course food. This kicked up version of Kulcha from Amritsar is very much like the city – spicy , exotic and utterly delicious !!! Punjabi food is rustic, rich, home style and sophisticated, and mostRead more
Bright yellow lemon rice is a perfect for a picnic or in the lunch box. A bit tangy and spicy , and absolutely delicious. Plain rice becomes a delicious treat just by the addition of a few ingredients. Lemon rice pairs well with many side dishes – spicy fried seafood, chickpea curry, papads, coconut chutney orRead more