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…

Memories make a better ‘Pau’

As the rain Gods cracked open to drench the land one more time before the winter bids adieu, I sat in the balcony of my house with a cup of warm tea and vada pavs. Monsoon is an uncommon phenomenon here in the desert. However, it almost feels like Monsoon. The smell of wet earth,…

Crunch your way!!!

A mixture of delicious and healthy ingredients. A choice of infinite combinations. Making it a great breakfast option with a lot of crunches. Yes, I am talking about “GRANOLA.” I have tried a few options that are available in the market. However, till date, none of them have impressed me with the taste, level of…

Beetroot and carrot fritters

There are a very few ingredients that inspire you to create something new every time. Beetroot is one such vegetable that kind of fuels my imagination.  It adds a lot of texture and sweetness to your dishes. Not to mention the bright and stunning colour. Starting from dips, fritters, salads, breads, cakes, etc. Beetroot has…

Memory can conjure up a cake!!

Eight years ago, when I got married, I was not very fond of cooking. To be honest, even though I loved watching my grandma and mom cook and occasionally help them with some simple steps but I never imagined myself cooking up a meal. Well, the biggest surprise is always within you, for me, what…

Add Hummus to your Life

How important is color in your life? Well, I can’t talk much about clothes and accessories when it comes to colors, but I do know that eating colorful food ensures a healthy diet. I am an Indian and colors have an enormous significance in our lives. We even have a festival of colors ‘Holi’. Different…

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…