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
Asian HomeCooked

Thai Chicken Stir Fry w/ Cashews & Bell Peppers

Today was the second day that I did an #instastoryrecipe! The first one was a simple Mushroom Chilli that I posted earlier this Friday. I didn’t get overwhelming feedback –  but it took just two people who actually recreated my recipe by following the story…

June 11, 2017
Amchi Chitrapur Saraswat HomeCooked Vegetarian

Green Beans Upkari

Forget the diets, forget the food fads, forget super foods. Focus on your indigenous history. Focus on the food you ate as a child. That is what will heal you, nurture you and make you whole again. I recently came back from a trip…

June 4, 2017
Asian HomeCooked

Garlic Fried Rice

If there is one dish that has so seamlessly been integrated into the global culinary scene, it is Chinese Fried Rice. You find it in India - from small stands serving hot, spicy, and 'not so great for the stomach but too delicious to…

December 13, 2016
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Roasted Vegetable Stack

At the risk of sounding judgmental, I fail to understand why most people dislike vegetables - and this has absolutely nothing to do with the vegetarian-non-vegetarian debate! I have several pure-vegetarian friends who insist on removing the carrots and beans from a perfectly delicious…

November 21, 2016
Asian HomeCooked

Kung Pao Cauliflower

I haven't posted here in a while. The fact that CucumberTown - the host server that I recently changed to - is closing down, has shaken me. I thought things were so much better and easier now that I signed up for CucumberTown -…

November 4, 2016
HomeCooked Uncategorized

Rosemary & Lemon Loaf Cake

Winter has finally started to make an appearance in the UAE, and it is probably the best time of the year here! Cool breeze blows through my windows! Everyone is donning light jackets. Walks are so much more pleasant now. And all of the…

October 18, 2016
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Chilli-Garlic Mushroom Stir Fry

You know one of those days when you wake up on a weekend and just want to have something comforting, quick to make and absolutely delicious for brunch? Today was one such day. Am down with a cold, and I needed something spicy to…

October 14, 2016