Chicken Curry

My brother - he is mummy's favorite kid. She never admits to that and always gives me that, "what on earth are you talking about?" look every time I say this to her, but I know. He is the gentler of us two (at least on the outside!), doesn't...
Whether your team is playing or not, all of us will be gathered around the television this Sunday afternoon.  With some of our favorite people around, either rooting for a team (or maybe against it?) or just to check out fun Super Bowl commercials. Whichever category you belong to,...
Just a few months after my first baby was born I gave birth to another. I nurtured it and groomed it, and give it all I could so that it could grow and flourish. It slowly grew up and started to shine and reached out to the world and...

Kati Roll

We came back home from an awesome trip celebrating our li'l one's first birthday and it was GREAT!! I was sooo glad to see all your best wishes coming every time I got an opportunity to check my blog. Thanks so much! The li'l one just adores animals. So...

Modak Recipe

Exposing them to a piece of your culture is not a simple task when you have kids growing up in a different country. Teaching them about ours to our two girls has always been a struggle for Abhishek and I. Specially because we are not even sure whether we...
We celebrated Dussehra yesterday! Dussehra is a Hindu festival which is celebrated all over India under different names and ways but all have a common reason - celebrate the triumph of good over evil. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama worshiped Goddess Durga who is an epitome of the...
We  spent the New Year's eve with some of our closest friends. We did nothing but chatted, ate some simple home cooked meal, shared stories while cardamom tea was simmering on the stovetop, laughed with each other and quietly ate some sitafal ice-cream while baby monitor in the background...
Summer afternoons would be commonly spent with the uncles crowded around the television watching cricket matches and aunties busy in the kitchen gossiping and sending out pots and pots of chai and glucose biscuits. We kids would only get to eat the biscuits. On a lucky day, a kind...
I grew up eating a version of this sandwich that my mom used to make for us growing up. Which was kind of a loose adaptation of a popular Indian street food called Bombay Sandwich. Mummy used to smother the bread slices with salted Amul butter because, like anyone...

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 was putting her to bed and as usual she says Maa, kahani (Mom, story). My already tiny, box of stories was almost empty this time. I couldn't think of any new friendly dragon or a lion king's story. But then somehow I ended up telling her about this...
It is slowly sinking in. I'm slowly beginning to come in terms with it. With the fact that maybe, just maybe... vacation is over. Chutti Khatam, School Shuru (vacation's over, now its back to school.) I was in India for pretty much the whole summer. Hopping between cities, juggling airplanes, trains and...