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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
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
Chicken HomeCooked

Kasturi Murgh Masala

I love ingredients that take time to grow on your palate - take wasabi for instance - the punch of pungency that sometimes blows your head. Or truffle - yes truffle - the world raves about truffle, the most expensive ingredient in the world,…

March 10, 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
HomeCooked Leftovers Salad

Mutton and French Bean Salad

I’m so excited about this post. It’s already established that I love mutton and my freezer is choc a bloc with different cuts. So, that day I made some Chinese-style noodles and lamb chilli gravy. Don’t ask me how I did it, because all…

November 1, 2012
Curry Egg HomeCooked Mains

Amma’s Egg Curry

I've been suffering from cook's block! It's something like writer's block but only for cooks! I can't make anything, and I'm totally uninspired when it comes to cooking dinner this week. Usually, I make a mental note of what I have in the fridge,…

October 5, 2012
Chicken Cuisines Mains Uncategorized

Greek Chicken Moussaka

The word Moussaka is pronounced with a lovely Greek lilt. Greek food has very strong Mediterranean influences and flavours. Unfortunately, I have only been able to taste the Greek salad (which I absolutely LOVE, especially the goat’s cheese) and Moussaka. But, the elements are…

July 17, 2012