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
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