Bonhomie over Winter Chill!!

As I sit next to my little one, in the corner of our bedroom where plenty of light seeps through, allowing me to write my blog with the mandatory tea and a slice of beet carrot bar, I recall some vivid memories from my Uncle’s Tea-estate bungalow. Winter vacations were usually reserved for spending time with uncle’s…

All Treats no Tricks from your friendly Pumpkin…

Come autumn and all I can think is a pumpkin. I try to find out ways to include it in our diet. Be its soups, salads, curries or just as roasted veggies. Luckily even my husband is a huge fan of pumpkin or butternut squash. Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A, C and…

Celebrate Puja with the best curry in Town!!

During Durga Puja as you walk through the crowded streets, the city comes alive with revelry and devotion towards Goddess Durga. As a young child, I remember holding my Papa’s finger taking small steps while raising my heels to catch a glimpse of Durga Ma’s embellished avatar. This experience would entrench itself in my memory…

Experimental Pesto Sauce to the Rescue!!

For a very long time, I had refrained myself from experimenting with certain dishes and sauces. The pesto was definitely one of them. I always stuck with the classic recipe. However, I once watched Siba on Food Network prepare pesto dressing with avocado. It looked refreshing and light. I still have to try her version…

Spice Up the Vegan in You!!

Coming from a place where you get the hottest chillis in the world my love for peppers is inevitable. Even though the recipe I have shared is with sweet peppers, the appeal of a hot chili pickle is unsurmountable. The aroma that fills the kitchen as you roast them is just mouth watering. Any sweet…

Inspired Food and the harmony of things explained

When you enter a restaurant you expect good food, ambiance, and service. When all the three are met and you feel satisfied. This is exactly what happens to me…usually. But this weekend, my hubby surprised me with his find. I didn’t know where we were heading. At a point, I told him, “I think we…

#Friendship: The Thrills and Frills of Chaat

A Jhola(satchel) bag with mirror work, a colorful umbrella, junk jewelry, a few books in hand, a confident stride over…..the ‘potholes’ on the road to save her favorite pair of Kohlapuris(a particular style of sandals named after the place of its origin). Yes!! That’s your quintessential college or university going girl. Every girl who has…

Happier gut leads to a happier healthier you!!

In the field of agriculture, there’s a saying – “There is nothing called waste.” One’s waste can be some else’s raw material. Nature is our best teacher as it teaches us how every bit of creation when ceases to exist can help create something different. It is our intervention that can lead to a creation…

It’s time to fix your breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day ignoring which can affect your concentration and leave you cranky for the rest of the day. In my case, I would end up binge eating for the rest of the day. Post child birth with no family to share the household chores, it was tough going…

Dipped to Chill!!

This is my second post on Tea. I didn’t want to share the picture of a cup of green tea and talk about it because green tea comes across as a bland beverage. But green tea can be fun too. There are so many ways of including it into our diet, and actually, drinking is…

Uplift your mood with #tati crepes

People from the Middle-east have a special affinity towards fragrances. They can be mild or strong depending on the event. It is also an important part of their cuisine. Different spices or condiments are used to impart aroma into a dish. The most prominently used aromas are saffron, orange blossom water, rose, cardamon, etc., These aromas…

Show some love with Chutney…

Our typical evening snacks would include chapatti roll, cakes, cookies etc, along with a steaming mug of chocolate milk, which later got replaced with tea as we grew up. Once in a while when we had guests or mom got generous and wanted to break the monotony, samosas, and kachoris (deep fried, unhealthy snacks) were…