Test your Taste in Spice

It is believed that South Indian cuisine heavily relies on coconut and curry leaves, which is true. There was this one incident during my hostel days in South India when the chef had refused to cook because there were no curry leaves in the pantry. The food arrived half an hour late than usual. Since…

Egg: Myth Vs. Facts

EGGS Brown, white, organic, free range, omega 3 rich, etc. Do you get confused about what to buy when it comes to eggs??? Eggs are the easiest to cook. They are nutritious and are a great addition to your breakfast table.  However, today, I will not be talking about the health benefits of eggs instead…

Frozen Food: Boon or Bane?

What comes to your mind when I say the words frozen food? Well, often, I get to hear people drawing conclusions on frozen food. They pass a general statement without any background, declaring frozen food as unhealthy food, unsafe food, and definitely low in nutrition. Well, my point is not to establish frozen food as…

Bridging cultures: one mustard at a time

It’s been so long since I last posted any recipe inspired from Assamese cuisine. Whenever I think of Assamese food, I think of our sour curries (Tenga), potato and fish pitika (mash), khar (alkaline curries), etc. And our dishes are incomplete without mustard in its different forms. Mustard is a predominant crop in Assam, and…

Life uncomplicated

How? Choose your kitchen gadgets wisely and use them to save precious time. With the current day obsession to make everything easier and faster, we end up giving up precious kitchen space. There are a few appliances and gadgets you can’t do without. I won’t talk about them but instead, take you through a list…

Not everything needs to be picture perfect…

One question piques me quite often. Should cooking a dish be always based on available light for tabletop photographs? I hate to boost the ISO (light sensitivity of camera sensor), as it introduces unwelcomed grains. But, at times, I settle for a compromise. But then again, why am I making decisions based on just a…

Eat Global…Greek Style

I am a fan of travel based food shows. With my newborn when I was homebound, I watched two to three such shows in a row. Felt like a globetrotter with no guilt of a couch potato. I am so glad for such shows which besides being informative teaches you how food connects people. In…

The Falafel Twist-er!!

A vegan delight offered from this part of the world that I absolutely love……. Falafel!!! This is the best way to describe falafels. And just like hummus, I like to add a twist to falafels. They can be made just for snacking, as starters, or be a part of salad bowls. Stuff them in sandwiches…

Never give up on Mango!!

Would you take the risk of adding a twist to a classic dessert? Especially if you are expecting guests. I usually play safe and cook dishes I am confident with. But last weekend I took a tiny risk and decided to make my own version of Firni. it is a classic Indian dessert which is…