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,…

The Valient Dessert

When things don’t look that bright wait and take a step back, this is the rule I follow. Me and my husband love dessert and every family gathering or a joyous occasion call for sweets. However, when the big guy in the house was warned to keep a close eye on the sugar intake during…

Mango Falooda

Walking along the narrow streets mesmerized by the bangles market in the Charminar area of Hyderabad, I and my friend stumbled upon a cart loaded with drinks. This was our first visit to this wonderful city of the Nawabs. After the mandatory dose of kebabs and biryanis, we looked for other things the place had…

Light-en up your breakfast!

If you like having dessert for breakfast you will love this. Its super simple with a very short preparation time. The sauce can be easily stored in an airtight container for 3 days. You just need a handful of ingredients. The pudding which we also call ‘firni’ is something I grew up eating. It is…

Beery meets Algae

A simple and quick dessert made with a handful of ingredients yet it can look so elegant on your dinner table. It’s a classic that never fails to impress. My version of berry pannacotta is with coconut cream is light, vegan and refined sugar-free. I used agar-agar in the place of gelatin. I remember using it…

Accidental Greatness

This chutney is an accidental discovery. I had a couple of ingredients which I wanted to finish. Since the quantity of the ingredients was less, I decided to throw them together and create something new. The pear was the last moment addition as I found it in the refrigerator. But it added a lovely texture….

Black is a Miracle

Oryza Sativa or Rice is a miracle crop. A lot of hard work and labor goes into raising a single crop of rice. A background in agriculture and experience of the process of rice cultivation has made me understand the real value of this crop. Not just nutritionally but also it’s economic value. Assam is…

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…