Archive for July, 2015

Food curator for the Nike Store launch

Food curator for the Nike Store launch

Peppercorns was the food curator for the Nike Store launch on the buzzing business street of Mumbai,  the linking road.  It was hosted by the top model Sarah Jane Dias where the county’s top models and MC’s attended and were a part of a work out session held by Nike Training Centre. The lovely Mandira […]

Tilapia Gravy With Cherry Tomatoes

Tilapia Gravy With Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes and Indian cooking- not terribly compatible, not yet though not that it has never been seen. Neha from The Traveling Spoon recently spoke of an Indian ‘dal’ (lentil curry) that she had enjoyed hugely which was flavoured with cherry tomatoes. Intrigued and provoked, I have been dwelling on the thought ever since. While […]

Peanut Orange Zest Cookies

Peanut Orange Zest Cookies

I have a friend who does not travel too much. Ask her about any city, any river, any monument or any hole-in-the-wall historical restaurant unique to a place and she knows most things about it. She has taught me that you can travel with your knowledge. Read Read Read. That is what she does. She […]

Fish Baked In Coriander Sauce

Fish Baked In Coriander Sauce

he star of this dish is coriander leaves. The fish is a base element. The fish is like a supporting actor without whom the film would have no story. Before I share this recipe I must disclose the name of its creator. Oh I must also share an interesting trivia that I chanced upon. While […]

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

“Once we sowed wild oats, now we cook them in the microwave.” – anonymous I did not get much time with Annie. She moved from Bandra to Sydney to Kolkata to London. The few days that we spent in Mumbai were fun ones. She is a woman with a valuable opinion. She is also a […]

Italian Chicken Schnitzels

Italian Chicken Schnitzels

Since the days of world history books in grades 4 to 10, every year, in some chapter or the other, Hitler and Mussolini came hand in hand in the way they doled out many atrocities to humanity. The ordeal of learning the dates, the happenings and the outcomes of failed treaties ended I thought in […]

‘Cholar Dal’/ Bengal Gram Curry

‘Cholar Dal’/ Bengal Gram Curry

Well, what do I write about the ‘Cholar dal’. Simply put it is one of the nine jewels of Bengal. Now, don’t ask me to list the other 8. I suspect many will belong to the food repertoire. Needless to say that culturally Bengal can boast of many many many gems. This recipe might be […]

Friend Chinese Chicken Strips

Friend Chinese Chicken Strips

In India, there are two kinds of Chinese – The Indian Chinese and the Kylie Kwong Chinese. While I absolutely love watching her whip up the authentic delicacies with fresh ingredients often picked up from a boat, I suspect many Indians like their own version a bit more. Well we need not be shamed of […]