I like Rice. Scratch that!! Actually, I love it. And it is also the reason why despite getting on a weight loss diet, I didn’t switch to brown rice. If I have to eat just 100 grams of rice (without roti), I better eat the kind that I love. I came across this recipe at a friend’s place. They make amazing Andhra food that makes my mouth water. Biranji is also one such kind of mouth-watering dish. Firstly, its name is so region specific that I fell in love with the name before the dish. Secondly, it belongs to one of my favorite regions in terms of food. And lastly, it smelled so amazing that I asked for its recipe even before I tasted it. [Read on…]
I started writing this post with “Once upon a time, there were two very close friends- Auspicious occasion and Kheer. So much so that one never went anywhere without the other.” Then I stopped and realized that I am reading too much fiction these days. Anyways, you get my point. No occasion in north India is complete without Kheer. It is one of the most original and ancient Indian dessert. Also one of the most delicious too. If you do not like kheer for some reason, I can bet you haven’t eaten a good one yet. As easy and simple as it is to make Kheer, it is equally easy to make a mediocre one too. [Read on…]
A year and half ago, my wonderful neighbors were going to a Diwali potluck at a friend’s place. Before they left, they came to wish us and during the exchange of greetings, sweets and food, I found myself holding a box. To my sheer delight, my hyderabadi friend had given us a dabba full of Hyderabadi Veg Biryani that she had prepared for the potluck. If you felt a pang of envy on reading this, you are justified. After all, it’s not everyday that you get to eat the Mughal delicacy. [Read on…]
So last weekend my husband suggested that we go to this Indian cafeteria in downtown because it’s like one of the top ten eating places in that area and he had read great reviews about it. So off we went!! The place was jam-packed. No place to sit at all! We waited for more than 20 minutes with 2 kids before we got a table (it’s a cafeteria so no reservations could be made). We ordered a chaat which was supposed to be consisting of pakoras topped with chickpeas, yogurt, chutney and peanuts. When it arrived we couldn’t find any pakoras, peanuts or yogurt in there. [Read on…]
By now, you know that we are vegetarians. My son loves to watch ‘Oswald the octopus’. Inspired by him, he wants a fishing rod these days. So I asked him:
Me: Sweetheart, what will you do with a fishing rod?
Him: Mom, I’ll do this. (Pretends to cast the line)
Me: But we don’t eat fish!!!
Him: No Mom, I’ll do this. (Casting again)
He makes this expression that says ” What fish? What’s a fishing rod got to do with being a vegetarian? And who said anything about eating fish?” [Read on…]
What is the right age to follow your passion? For me, it is whenever you are ready to follow it. Since forever, I have loved cooking and eating good food. I would, from my childhood act as if I was the chef of a show and demonstrate how to make ‘chatpati bhujia’. (Bhujia is savory fried noodles).What is chatpati bhujia u ask? It’s onions, salt , lemon and chili added to bhujia. I know!!!!!! Doesn’t say much about my cooking skills.
These days I am watching my childhood pass right in front of my eyes. All my kitchen utensils can be found in my kid’s toy box or lying around in his play area where he is cooking up a seven course meal. [Read on…]
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