When I married A and came to the US I had to leave a lot behind! It was a strange feeling to leave your country, your family and your childhood friends and step into a whole new world. But what is even more strange is how this new country,...
Having a toddler at home in itself consumes a lot of you (both energy and time) and if you have a picky eater like mine, then God bless you! I have memories of my childhood where my mom used to run after me with a glass of milk all...
This post was supposed to come on Monday before Diwali and for the Food Day. I support Meatless Monday so this was going to be my contribution to the website for the Food Day celebration. But then I pulled a back muscle real nice and landed on the bed....
Verma was our live-in house help for all our childhood and probably for all my teenage life. My mother would tell us that he came to live with us when I was 6 months old and was there until I left for college. We would call him Ganga. Ganga...
My friends Rachael and Barb held a cross blog event "Goatrie" a couple months back celebrating all things goat. Many of my friends joined them. I too wanted to support my friends and decided to cook a traditional Indian dish that asked for goat meat (or mutton as we...
Sitting in the balcony I would look at all those women wrapped in beautiful red sarees, sparkling their gold jewellery, with the best makeup on, holding pooja ki thali (a big plate with all necessities for pooja) with both their hands heading towards the shiva temple right behind my...
After two weeks of crying, whining and emotional blackmailing, today was the first day our little monster and I had a calm ride up to the daycare. It is a little tough to see that "maa why are you doing this to me/us?" look in her eyes but slowly...
Winters in Charlotte were not exactly bliss, not to me at least. It wasn't cold enough to be covered with snow so that one could sneak out every now and then with a snow sledge. Neither was it cozy enough for you to be able to walk down the...
Ingredients: 1 cup potatoes (any variety) (peeled and diced) 1 1/2 cup bell pepper (cut into 1/2 inch pieces) 2 tablespoon cooking oil (I use canola) 2-3 garlic cloves, about 1 tbsp (sliced) 1 teaspoon turmeric Salt to taste 1 1/2 teaspoon amchoor (dried mango powder) 1 teaspoon fennel powder (crushed fennel seeds) 1 teaspoon red chili powder Method: Heat...

Rajma Masala

During the initial days of our married lives when I had just moved to the US, Abhishek used to cook a lot. Not sure if that was to impress his new bride or because the new bride's cooking was not as "edible" as it is now, but he'd cook....

Dahi Vada

"Whip it as long as your hands can take it, and then whip some more. That's what makes vadas melt in your mouth" mummy would tell me with her fingers buried inside a bowl of smooth urad dal paste. Weather outside was perfect, not too hot and neither too...
Summer is here in full swing. We are all enjoying the seasonal produce, trying to experiment with new recipes and also enjoying some old favorites. Food Network thought it would be great to kick off the summer fest again. So they teamed up with some food bloggers and brought...