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…

Memory Reloaded

How do you break free from the mundane? Take a vacation with family, venture out alone or catch up with your gang of best friends. It works for me, but occasionally I need to relive my memories through a dish. Just like me, my friends were impressed with the movie “Sisterhood of the traveling pants”…

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…

Shades of Green

No, I am not talking about an element on the Periodic table. It’s the green healthy powder I got recently introduced to…Moringa powder by ZolaFoods. Even though I am familiar with Moringa tree and it’s culinary/medicinal uses, I am surprised at the variety of ways the powder can be incorporated into our diet. My first…

Food defines a locale

Traveling opens up a whole new side of you. I have been lucky to have traveled within and outside my country. I love using public transport especially trains and enjoy all the simple, local food every stop had to offer. Food gives you a better understanding of a place. It is best reflected in its…

Turn to home for inspiration

Whenever I feel lost, I take a walk down the memory lane for some inspiration. Born and brought up in Assam I have always had a special spot for our indigenous cuisine. Assamese cuisine is one such cuisine which has not been explored much. And my idea is to create dishes with a little twist…

A life amidst nature

With an agricultural background and an early life spent in a tea garden, I have lived a life amidst nature, an experience I can only wish for my little one. All locally and organically produced fruits, vegetables, and grains was the order of the day. In the UAE, even though we are surrounded by a…

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…

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…