This post is going to be short and sweet. Sweet as my friend Asha, whose cookbook I am introducing today via this post. I've said this over and again, every time I am asked about the joys of being a food blogger, its the people that I get to...
OK, a small confession- I got to know about this "young and energetic engineer in Singapore who had developed this amazing robot that could make rotis for you, in your kitchen", about two years back. As much as I was impressed by the determination and perseverance of this young...
Its just funny how much my kids have started liking this paratha. Not just liking but this is probably on their list of favorites now, considering how they were put off by the mere idea of adding beetroot to anything. And then one day I just made "red parathas"...
Let me just warn you, this is going to be a photograph heavy post. Mainly because I took too many of them while working on this recipe and that is mainly because I was happy (read buzzed) while working on this one! This is the beauty of working as...
I have been holding off from sharing this recipe for quite a while now. I am not exactly sure why. Well, one of the reasons could be that these are so sinfully good that they fly off my kitchen counter before I could even manage to take photos of...

World Vision

After school when I went off to college, and then later on while working, I stayed at a private girls hostel. I lived in that place for over eight years and shared room with almost a dozen roommates at one point or another. When you share a room or...
Setting gears for the jolly good days? Twinkling lights, aroma of baking cookies filling up the house or that of simmering mulled wine, chatter of the loved ones and the non stop eating. YES, the non stop eating! Preparing yourselves for that? I am! I might have told you before...
UPDATE: Congratulations Lara and congratulations Amishi Anand! You both have won an amazing stainless steel lunchbox by LunchBots. Please send us your postal addresses at support@indiansimmer.com so that we can ship your prizes your way. Some mornings I'd be up before the blair of the alarm, hopelessly going through my...
I have not said it out loud (at least here) yet, but I am gonna say it now. I have pledged to work on a healthier and fitter me! I do not know when being a mom, a "working mom" (as if there ever is another kind!), taking care...

Malai Laddu

Its that time of the year again! Time to wipe the dust off the box of festive decoratives, tucked in the back of the storage. Time to pull out the stash of sarees and salwar kameez you've been collecting over the years, to decide which ones gonna make it...
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...
Sabudana Vada Tots: Who doesn't know about popular Sabudana Vada. A super simple recipe with just a few basic ingredients make for a quick and delicious vrat food. We just gave it a little makeover to make it more appealing for the little ones too. Malai Kofta This Paneer Malai Kofta...