Amchi Chitrapur Saraswat HomeCooked Vegetarian

Batatyachi Talasani

If there’s one thing I’ve figured out about my community (Chitrapur Saraswat), it is that we worship a Holy Trinity of another kind! Try as you might, you can’t pull an ‘amchi’ away from the byadgi mirchi, garlic and coconut. We just can.not. live…

March 19, 2019
Amma HomeCooked Indian Seafood

Prawn Pulao

Growing up, I found my mum’s recipe book quite fascinating. It was a medium-sized, light brown, hardbound book with pages that had yellowed with the ages. Some pages had more character than the others with stains hinting at their popularity with our family! This…

March 16, 2019
Breakfast Healthy HomeCooked

Gluten-Free Jowar (Sorghum) Pancakes

It’s been a while since I made a dish and blogged about it that very day. Today’s dish came about as a result of my current saturation with eggs. Don’t get me wrong; I love eating eggs for breakfast. Put a plate of nicely…

December 20, 2018
HomeCooked Indian South Indian Traditional Vegetarian

Curd Rice

If you ask me what my ultimate comfort food is, I would say, hands down, curd rice. Not only is it light on the stomach, but the cooling and probiotic properties of curd/yoghurt make it an excellent dish to eat on a down day.…

December 19, 2018
HomeCooked Indian Starters

Malai (Cream) Cheese Mutton Chops

There’ve been times when I’ve spent an entire day looking at fellow food bloggers’ websites and gone through every single post from the time they started till the present. It gives any reader so much insight into how the blogger has grown both in…

November 23, 2017
Curry HomeCooked Indian Vegetarian

Chhole – Chickpea Curry

As a child, I was constantly intrigued by new recipes. The first time I saw the recipe for chhole masala on TV, I knew I had to make it. I must have been all of 12 years old. Shift to my hostel life and one…

October 20, 2017
Cuisines Curry HomeCooked Marathi Mumbai Street Food Vegetarian

Misal Pav

Did you know that the Foodiehub Awards named Misal Pav prepared at Aaswad in Mumbai, the world’s tastiest vegetarian dish? The first time I had Misal Pav – it was this mediocre, fairly watery dish that I didn’t want to have ever again. But…

October 5, 2017
HomeCooked Indian

Dal Khichdi

The food of our childhood, our heritage, is what defines us, nourishes us and fills our heart and tummy with warmth. For any Indian, the combination of Dal (lentils) and Rice – whether made separately or in a Khichdi – is the epitome of…

June 17, 2017