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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Drizzle some inspiration…

It’s not that we must remember to care about our planet on just one day “Earth Day”. I believe it’s like a reminder to be a little more selfless, a little more caring, a little more aware and make as many small changes as possible in our own lives. It will lead us to a…

THANDAI…for Holi!!

Thandai is a spiced Indian milk served cold. Very popular in the Northern parts of the country. Having lived in Delhi for over a decade (before moving to Dubai), my husband is a huge fan of Delhi’s street food. You start your day with parathas, lunch would be chole bhature/ rajma chawal and kebabs for…

DISCOVER TEXTURE IN PUMPKIN

This dish is an inevitable but the best choice whenever I have leftover pumpkin which is not sufficient for a curry or a main dish. The best part is I pre-cook the pumpkin and use it the next day or the day after. So, it just takes 15 min to prepare. The velvety texture of…

THE SOLEMN OCTOBER SPELL – ‘KATI BIHU’

Bihu is the cultural/traditional festival of Assam celebrated by all irrespective of caste or religion. There are three Bihu celebrated at different times of the year as they are associated with paddy cultivation. Assam being predominantly an agricultural state and rice being its staple crop, Bihu holds an important place in the heart of the…