Easy Indian style Zucchini Stir fry when life comes calling

IMG_4281

The thing with life is that when it happens everything else just takes a backseat. Dreams, aspirations, passions and everything else that once was dear to us suddenly becomes unimportant and not meaningful. And sadly my little blog has been hit by Life. The thin line that I manage between work and personal life has ...


Apple & Pear Galette with Ricotta cheese & Saffron 4

IMG_3947

Let me tell you something cooking food and writing about food are two different things all together. The first is something I do easily and the latter is something I struggle with more often than not. I go through days of feeling uninspired and feeling completely lost for words, where I have no idea what ...


The perfect Oatmeal & Chocolate chip cookies 4

IMG_3725

We did not have an oven when I was growing up so never really ate cookies. I don't have any fond memories of standing in my mother's kitchen and licking the cookie dough or shaping them into funny shapes. The closest to cookies I would assume that we ate were biscuits, unless we had relatives ...


A colourful salad for a moody day – Pumpkin & Chick pea salad 6

IMG_3728

Winter is leaving Perth and it makes me so sad that there will soon be no foggy mornings, no cold dull days and no chilly winter nights. There is something beautiful about foggy mornings.  Maybe it is how the fog envelops everything in its path or maybe it is the fact that the one cannot ...


The Indian Railway chronicles with Vegetable Cutlets 12

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

My brother and I used to wait with bated breathe for our school holidays because that is when we would travel to Delhi with my mother to see her side of the family. Meeting the relatives was not as exciting as grabbing the window seat in the train was and eating "vegetable cutlets" which were ...


Channelling my inner Nigella – Bacon and Tomato mush 2

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

I seem to be on a Nigella Lawson cooking spree at the moment. I am not a huge fan of her but I do love the way she talks, the woman has a way with words and I love how she makes no bones about not making everything from the start and just throwing in ...


Guilty Pleasures with a Berry Yogurt Crumble

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Pleasures should never be termed as guilty especially if these pleasures never harm anyone. We all have to abide rules of propriety and decency and never let these guilty pleasures get out of hand. But hey we all need to indulge in them sometimes just to feel alive, just to feel that we have a ...


The unsung hero – Channa Dal 2

IMG_1097

The first thing that I learned to cook as a teenager was “Dal”. The fact that one had to just boil the lentils in water with some Salt and Turmeric was something my teenage brain could easily fathom and grasp. So Dal became a staple dish that I would make every day before my mother ...


Kuch meetha ho jaye – Chawlon ke kheer (Rice Pudding)

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset

I studied in a convent school where we were bound by rules and regulations laid out by the strict catholic nuns. We had several uniforms that we wore during the week, smartly ironed uniforms, gleaming black shoes and hair slicked with oil tied back in a ponytail with black ribbons. The only day there was an ...


Coconut and Chocolate Slice to celebrate a special week 6

IMG_1998

Deserts and Sweets are something I generally avoid as much as I can. But there are celebrations that are special and they cannot be complete without something sweet tantalizing your taste buds. I don’t know what it is about sweets and celebrations; they just go hand in hand. I did not want to bake a Cake ...