Chana Zor Garam – Chana Chaat (Warm Chickpea Salad)

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A Punjabi without chole (chickpeas) is like a fish out of water! We grow up eating chole like it is nobody’s business. Our weekends demand chole, and we usually serve them with deep fried bread or rice. There is hardly a Punjabi, who doesn’t swear by ‘Mummyji ke haath ke bane chole’ (chickpeas cooked by ...


Happy Father’s Day with Chicken Livers 4

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I am my father’s daughter and everyone says so. Not only do I apparently look like him, but I also share his love for books and history. I remember waiting for him to come home from work, and once he would freshen up, we would sit around the dinner table and listen to him talk ...


My first published post with Indian Food Network – Lamb Saagwala 4

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When I started to blog four years ago, I lacked the inspiration, the knowledge and the diligence to do it. While I still enjoyed cooking I did not know what to do with this passion that had started to take roots in my mind. All this changed when I met ‘Kalyan Karmakar’ who ran a ...


Finally a Happy Indian meal – Varq Indian Restaurant

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Before I start this post let me reaffirm that I am not a professional food expert. When I go to a restaurant and I like or don’t like what I eat is entirely dependent on my food palate and experience of eating and cooking a particular cuisine. I cannot go to a French restaurant and ...


I love my Chai – Indian Ginger Tea

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The dictionary describes a “Connoisseur” as someone who has great deal of knowledge on a particular subject. In the world of Tea, I can never describe myself as a “Connoisseur” but I would describe myself  as a “Lover.” And the reason I would say I am a lover of Tea and not an expert is ...


Surviving a cold evening with Kale Dal 2

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I love the lure of winters. The need for warmth is the need for the hour at all times. The constant state of laziness and need for comfort that takes over our minds during these cold, dreary months somehow offers a lot of respite to my heart that is in a perpetual state of melancholy. Somehow ...


And I am back with some deep fried Medhu Vadas 2

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I have always talked about the feelings we Indians have about fried food. We may loathe it and tip toe around it but secretly we love things that have been fried in hot oil till deep brown and crunchy. There is something that the bubbling oil does to food that is just so hard to ...


So Long …….. 9

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I have always believed that one must never make half hearted attempts in love. And when one loves food as much as I do and enjoys putting their thoughts down in words when you can’t give it your best, you can sense something is amiss. Hence, it doesn’t make any sense to keep continuing this ...


Chicken Sukha – Dry Chicken curry in a Coconut Gravy 1

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My blog is not just about my stories of India or the food that I cook; it is also about the emotions that I put into them. I am not a very methodical writer but like my food my writing thrives on spurts and bouts of inspiration. The inspiration that I get from not just my ...