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Bohra Cuisines HomeCooked Mains Mutton/Lamb

Bohra Dal Gosht

Just the other day I exclaimed to a friend that I don’t think I’d have even tried making Bohri food had I not shifted to Dubai in 2015. Prior to that, we used to get our fix from my mother-in-law’s house – so be…

May 2, 2019
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
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
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
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Stir-Fried Ladies Finger (Bhindi Fry)

I love Bhindi - or Okra or Ladies Finger, as it is called otherwise. This green vegetable has plenty of health benefits and has a sweetness to it that is complemented well by our Indian spices. However, a lot of people dislike Ladies Finger…

June 21, 2016
HomeCooked Indian Mains Vegetarian

Spicy Masala Aloo (Potatoes)

Cooking is a life skill - no it is not the relegated duty of the lady of the house. It is my belief that everyone should know the basics of cooking - irrespective of gender - if they want to eat healthy, good food.…

June 14, 2016
Curry HomeCooked Seafood

Prawns in a Tangy Coconut Curry

You know, there are days when you just don't want to cook, no matter how much you love food and being in the kitchen. Last week, I had one of those days. I really really wanted to eat seafood, didn't want to dine out…

June 24, 2015