SQUID INK PASTA WITH FENNEL,GARLIC AND BASIL

I was scared by a person wearing a monkey paper mask when I was 12. That’s the most a scary costume could get in those days. It was called ‘fancy dress competition’ growing… Continue reading

KOFTA CURRY – MEATBALLS IN TOMATO GRAVY

Here we are almost two months since school started, and I am excited after the first parent conference.  FLASHBACK.((((((())))))It is Sunday.  Not any other Sunday, a day which I don’t look forward to… Continue reading

BANANA-APPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP BUNDT CAKE – GLUTEN FREE and GUEST POST

Hope your week is going good my friends.It’s been a good one for us.  It is festival season, so lot of dressing up, dancing and eating.  All the great greasy food we are… Continue reading

OPA SQUASH DUMPLINGS IN SPICY CURRY

When things are in a rush, every body’s got lots to do and you feel the need for extra couple of hours in a day….then comes the spicy yummy meal craving.  That’s when… Continue reading

PUMPKIN ON LENTIL AND COUSCOUS GALETTE

It’s the season of Pumpkins. It’s very overwhelming when you move from a place where you are born, raised and have a big family to a place where you know no one.  The… Continue reading

BEET MASCARPONE COOKIES

Teen(running down, composed, soft yet strong tone)-“Mom, he tore the cover of my favorite book.”8 yr old(following the teen, high pitched and talking fast)- “Mom it was an accident!”Me(cooking in the kitchen, I… Continue reading

BAKED MANGO CHICKEN DRUMMETTES

There are lot of words to describe food and 3 words for this chicken, ‘FINGER LICKING YUMMY’. A few years ago, I had some mango puree sitting in the fridge after the mango… Continue reading

SPICED POMEGRANATE SIMPLE SYRUP

Are we  close to October already? How did that happen? Just seems like we welcomed summer and now it’s orange everywhere. Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated birthdays, woke up late, made ice… Continue reading

PANEER TIKKA with YOGURT MINT SAUCE

I happen to love paneer (non melting, unaged, farmer’s cheese).Growing up, I don’t remember mom cooking much paneer (cheese). It was something that we ate at restaurants.As a South Indian our diet mostly… Continue reading

SPICY GARBANZO PEANUT SALAD – ‘Sundal’

     My words his experiences.“I first ate this version of the salad at a festival in my neighbor’s house.  The simplest way to describe that festival is ‘a doll festival‘(GOLU). They keep… Continue reading