Dragon fruit Pancakes


Dragon fruit pancakesIt’s not everyday that we eat pancakes for breakfast but when we do it means special. I have been waiting to make pancakes for long, really long but somehow it was getting postponed. Then we got dragon fruit! Yes, i admit i tried this fruit for the very first time and i must say I was impressed. Continue reading →

Fish Pakora or Indian Fish Fingers

Fish Pakora (fish fingers)

Fish Pakora (Fish fingers)We recently explored a close by local market and you wont believe what a joy that place is. Crammed, warm, congested and smelling of everything possible, this place offers fresh and variety of vegetables and fruits (also so inexpensive ;). This place has become a definitive weekend stop. Well, i am not sure what it says about us but it is definitely getting us a lot of fresh produce. That is how we get a lot of fresh fish these days and that is a very happy news for us. Continue reading →

Shakshuka: Eggs in spiced tomato sauce (a must try)


ShakshukaShakshuka, this name may sound unfamiliar to you but it is synonymous with breakfast in Israel and it totally deserves it. I believe this is the breakfast which can make your whole day work. It is a happy breakfast, which reminds you of a lazy day,a vacation and all good things. It is nothing but eggs cooked in mildly spiced tomato sauce and topped with some cheese may be. When i first read about it, it sounded so Indian and very much what i have been making all my life, presentation was little different may be, if only that matters.  Continue reading →

Mustard Fish Curry

Fish Curry

Since I’ve moved to Mumbai, I am striving desperately for reasons to like it and feel at home here; well the city is taking it’s time to return the love. That shouldn’t be a surprise though. Many like me, come with aspirations of thousand colours in this humid promising city of billion shades. It gives, gives to everyone but one at a time. It gives little to some, a lot to few. Some get just enough to pack and live out of plastic bags; eat, breed and die under the shade of fly over, by the busy road; Some ride finest of the cars, size of some of the living spaces, on the same road cursing the increasing pot holes and filth under the shade of fly over..This city takes time to love you back.  Continue reading →

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ShakarPara: Sugary Sweet Bites


ShakarParaOur brain is a strange starnge machines and curious are the ways it works in.It’s difficult to understand the innumerable nodes and connections inside this little apricot part and even so mind boggling are the connections it makes with everything outside. I wonder how the smell of brewing tea makes me smile all the time or setting sun arises a perplexing sinking feeling or Gajar ka Halwa reminds of cold snug evenings back home..yes it’s overwhelming to understand the connection our brain and body makes.   Continue reading →

Besan Barfi

Besan Barfi

Besan BarfiIt was Holi, yes that time of the year when winter meekingly backs off and days become pleasantly hotter. This is the time when local markets prepare to sell colours of thousand shades.  New bride can hardly contain excitement as they she is going home to celebrate her first holi post wedding and back home, her sister eagerly waits to welcome brother in law armed with buckets full of colours. Adults on the other hand are excited as this is the only festival, so i guess,  when they drink freely and feast like kids. Basically this festival brings out young and vibrant spirits and colours everyone happy. Continue reading →

Mughlai Dum Biryani

Mughlai Biryani

Mughlai Dum BiryaniIf you are a fan of Biryanis or good food for that matter, Mughali Dum Biryani is a jackpot for you.  In India there are regions known for there own preparations of Biryanis. From hyerabadi biryani, mumbai biryani to Ambur Biryani, each is unique in its own way. The thing that differentiates Mughlai Biryani from others is that, this one is mildly spiced compared to hyderabadi biryani but exotic fragrant. Continue reading →