I told you there has been a lot going on behind the scenes of Indian Simmer! One of the things that is keeping me busy are the guest posts that I have been doing for some very special friends of mine. One such friend is Shulie from gorgeous blog...
I've shared naan recipe before. I cannot even remember for how long I've been using that one and it had always been one of my favorites. Mostly because it does not use yeast. I always disliked that "yeasty" flavor in breads. I had no control over the use of...
Without even realizing we get so busy rushing to some place that we sometimes overlook simple things in life. But thanks to some special occasions and festivals like thanksgiving which give us a chance to just take a pause and look around and realize how lucky we are. This...
Born and brought up in North India and it was not until I was 7 or 8 years of age and I was visiting Delhi (capital of India) that I had eaten Chole Bhature. Almost feels unbelievable to me especially considering how popular the dish is around the world...

Dosa

Dosa is a savory version of the widely popular crepes. Consider it an Indian take on the dish made by soaking, grinding and fermenting rice and lentils. There weren't many restaurants around the small town I grew up in. And I do not know whether that was the reason...
Bread is an integral part of Indian cuisine. The whole world now knows and admires Indian breads but still there are many varieties that although are hugely popular back home but still did not get much attention outside. Lachha Paratha (layered Indian pan fried flatbread) is one such bread....
These days I feel I am becoming obsessed with baking with whole wheat flour. Honestly, these whole wheat flour bakes are turning out really good. This time I have tried the very famous bread that every one is talking about, banana bread. I tried it twice to get it...
This post is sponsored by the Crock-PotĀ® brand. I would always smirk when people would say that you transform into a different person once you have a baby. The way you feel, the way you react to things, the way you talk. It all felt like an exaggeration to me....
I told you there will be quite a few guest posts in the next couple weeks. Posts that were due for a long time. So today I am here with another recipe that I made for Kulsum from Journey Kitchen. You remember your first friend when you went to school...
Today is an auspicious day for Hindus. Navami, the ninth day and last day of Navratri. Navratri is this nine day long celebration of all the various forms of Maa Durga and today it comes to its climax. It is believed that Lord Rama, the most virtuous hero in...
Its adorable to see the girls bonding with their little cousin here at my brother's house. Even their chemistry is hard to miss. The butterfly being the oldest is the usual nurturingĀ and mothering. Trying to keep the younger ones in line, keeping them from killing each other, sometimes from...

Tahiri

For many of us living so far away from our homeland, festivals do not feel like festivals, specially on a weekday. The morning starts the same way as any other morning, lazy to rush and then madness in a matter of seconds. Brush, shower, milk, breakfast, lunchbox.... oh lunchbox...