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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
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
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
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 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
Chicken HomeCooked

Orange-Chilli Caramel Chicken

There’s something about the warmth of Asian food that, in my opinion, trumps other cuisines. The use of chilli and aromatics like ginger, garlic, onions make the cuisines of this part of the world truly special. This Asian inspired Orange-Chilli Caramel Chicken combines all…

August 18, 2016