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 nurturing and mothering. Trying to keep the younger ones in line, keeping them from killing each other, sometimes from...
How do you like avocados? I feel like there are only two kinds of people in the world, ones who love avocado madly and then there are ones who do not. As much as I am absolutely and completely in love with the fruit although I can also understand...
I am off, I am finally off! Past couple months the work and home has been keeping the plates full and me on my toes. But now I can finally relax for some time. I finally get to sit back with a book in hand and disappear into a...

Aloo Do Pyaza

I was not exactly a happy eater as a kid. My mom always says she can still count the number of dishes I ate as a kid, on her fingers. That's what I always get to hear every time I even begin to complain about the picky eater in...

Mango Pudding

Hanging her head down she was sitting there stirring her bowl of breakfast cereal. Gently, pushing the cheerios down in the milk and then watching them bounce back up. No word, just silence. Very unlike the butterfly I know. "Maa" then she breaks the silence and goes, "remember the...
I love sharing little bits and pieces about my life and how the recipe I share with you is inspired by that little story of my life. I just find its a human way to connect with the food that I eat and also with my readers who MAYBE,...

Khatti Dal

Grandma's house was surrounded by trees. From tall eucalyptus to a large imli (tamarind) tree, one we were usually bouncing off of because we were addicted to the fruit. Jamun and guavas were another favorite specially for me because they didn't demand climbing in order to pick a fruit...
We are a yogurt loving family! One of the very few things in the world that we can all agree on all the way from the youngest in the family to the oldest. But then we are also a little "high maintenance" when it comes to our yogurt. Well,...

Bharwan Karela

There are so many ways you can make Bharwan Karela or stuffed bitter gourd as you may call it in simple terms. This particular recipe is kind of a marriage of a few recipes where I tried to pick my favorite parts from different recipe for bharwan karela, some...
I am sure I must have played this trumpet many times before, about how busy a working (or any mom for that matter) mom's life is. Juggling work, chores, playdates and field trips while also trying to feed the family a healthy home cooked meal is not a very...

Apple Fritters

Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 3/4 cup apple (approx. two apples, peeled and diced) 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder zest of 1 medium lemon 1 teaspoon baking soda (1/2 teaspoon ENO fruit salt works even better!) a pinch of salt Extras: powdered sugar or a half and half mixture of...
Mint is one of my favorite herbs not just because my kids love EVERYTHING mint, be it a drink, an ice cream or paired with a vegetable to spruce it up, but also because of the aroma with which the house is just filled every time you pull a...