A person who just came to this site this week might think our family eats almost exclusively Indian food but really, our preferences are a bit more broad than that. As I described it to someone recently: we like big flavours – flavours that make you gasp with excitement the first time you taste them. It might be the flavour of a Panang curry, or the deceptively named “Water-boiled fish” from Sichuan province in China that is not just flavourful but filled with chillies and Sichuan pepper that makes your mouth a little bit numb. It might be a rasam from South India, or it could be a salsa from Mexico. If the people of a country love exciting and bold flavours chances are we love their food. Continue reading Cooking: Refried Bean Burritos
My teacher, Mitali, has done a fantastic job of keeping my Hindi classes interesting and fun and lately one of our regular activities is for me to learn muhavare – idioms. In any language, these are really fun for me as they are, in a sense, word play and that is something I love. And they also make me think about my world a little differently. Continue reading Wasted Effort
Leaving the house was truly inspiring and left me with a fridge full of delicious ingredients that I need to use. This morning, after watching a bit of Masterchef Australia, another source of cooking inspiration (No spoilers, please! We’re half way through the finale!), I needed to take a break for food.
And so, with chaat on the brain from last night, I start in. Continue reading Breakfast Adventures
Every few days I open up my Google Timeline just to see where I’ve been and to see if there’s anywhere I should review. (I’m a Google Local Guide and enjoy sharing photos and reviews here.) I look at the … Continue reading I Venture Outside
I’ve a bad habit. Often I don’t pay attention when our vegetable delivery is scheduled and I don’t notice that there’s something on it that we don’t usually eat. Last week was one of those weeks. In this weeks delivery was an eggplant.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love baigan bharta but somehow I just can’t get that delicious smoky flavour in it that restaurants seem to do. It just ends up tasting bland and a little slimy. But this week I am determined to make use of this eggplant. Continue reading Homemade Baba Ganoush
This week’s challenge over at Weekly Prompts is “Food for Thought“. They could not have chosen a better prompt for me today. As frequent visitors and especially my Instagram followers know, I’m a huge fan of food, and particularly preparing … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Food For Thought
Every trip I have made to Jaipur has included a trip to Agarwal Caterers in Vaishali Nagar as it’s very close to where I stay and very delicious. And sadly, neither time has involved any photos. The first time was … Continue reading Cooking: Dahi Ande
In an earlier entry I mentioned ajwain biscuits and how I remember trying them long ago – I can’t even remember where – but that I couldn’t find them anywhere here. For well over a year now I have been … Continue reading Cooking: Ajwain Biscuits
In a previous entry, I told you about creating “masala baked eggs” and at the end of it decided that it was just OK, but there were a few things I could have done better. Just like before I chopped … Continue reading Masala Baked Eggs – Second Attempt
When I booked my first vacation to India in 2016, I ended up spending a week working with some of my colleagues in Bangalore. After our first day of work they took me out to dinner. Having heard that I … Continue reading Cooking: Andhra-style Fish Curry