There are people who are fascinated by the idea of consuming fish. There are ones who will absolutely not eat fish. And then, there are the fish-fanatics – those who like fish in all conceivable forms (and cuisines). They can start off a meal with a maacher mathar ghonto or muri ghonto (fish heads … More An adventure – the cooking & eating of Tel Koi
I have been meaning to post this recipe for all my meat-loving folks, but you know, deadlines kept looming and I kept putting this off for later. But today being a Monday, I’m in that typical procrastinating mood, so you guys are in luck. My boyfriend is a fussy eater, as I stated earlier, and … More A happy birthday & Chorizo Rice!
I have a confession to make. I am a shameless hoarder. I collect & store everything – from bills, ticket stubs, tissue paper with inane poems to boxes, pouches, chopsticks, sugar sachets etc. Well, whatever suits my fancy & whatever can be used later. I mean, everything is of some use, right? And even if … More Hoarding it good
Hello hello hello folks, I’m back after months, with a recipe that is going to make you truly happy. I can say so with conviction, because I tried it. Mutton-happy is a term I just made up. Go with it. I love patha (mutton, as we Bongs say it!). Kochi patha (tender mutton) is an even better bet! … More Tender is the night, and the lamb
Waking up in the morning has lost its charm. Not that I was ever fascinated by it. Only things are so much different when you’re younger. The cocoon of your family makes you feel protected even at the crack of dawn, when everything is silent. You can probably hear that one chirp. And you always … More A little pungent
There’s something strange about familiarity. It holds on to you like a frightened kid – it endears, it threatens, it cajoles. It makes you want to stay. Familiarity makes you feel warm inside and forget the rest of the world for a bit. When we feel lost, we make some chicken kheema. Yes, we know … More The kheema that we love.
During the rather dark & bleak times, I sometimes take a break from my own reflections, and end up with a quick chop chop, swish swish and grumble grumble in the kitchen. Last week, I created disaster while cooking a simple egg curry. Salvaged it by pouring the gravy away, extracting the potatoes and eggs … More blue times – a quick chop & stir
Needless to say, I am an ardent mango lover. I love them with an undying passion – I eat them raw, with a pinch of salt and red chilli powder mixed together, and I love cold ripe mangoes cut into small pieces, or maybe dipped in vanilla icecream. Aamer Anti (the mango seed) is also … More The eternal love affair- Summer & Mangoes
Another Friday has arrived, good people. I am guessing everyone is looking forward to an eventful evening with some beers in tow. This weekend, I want to cook something with coconut milk. I know dessicated coconut is charming but I don’t have a kuruni (coconut scraper), and I can’t afford those expensive tins of imported … More Chicken Khow Suey – for the love of coconut milk & noodles.
These days I feel this endless urge to go out and make most of the time I have been blessed with. There are so many things I have to do, eating healthy home-cooked food is just one in the list. I keep looking online for inspiration everyday, to rustle up something new and delicious, but … More Green Chicken and a mouthful of existence.