Category: Food & Friendship

Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

When we were little girls, the pretty girl in the class was supposed to be snobbish or unkind or immodest or just not nice. Sour grapes of course. It took a few years and a few pretty women to lend grace and maturity to my growing out of this bias. Sigh! One such pretty woman […]

Red Chillies Mutton

Red Chillies Mutton

Ever thought of upgrading the Vitamin A in your body with chillies? Chillies are spicy, kicky, sharp, unnerving, amazing, not so amazing, interesting, red, uplifting, nerve-racking and yes nutritious. They help as migraine relievers. They help in digestion. They act as antioxidants. They reduce blood sugar levels. They improve heart health. Chillies are also entertaining. […]

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 […]

Chutney Stuffed Pomphret

Chutney Stuffed Pomphret

Like old habits which die hard, old memories live on forever, Especially the happy ones. The fun ones. The yummy ones for sure. In my college days, our neighbours in the flat right across were a lovely Maharashtrian family,the Ranadives. Since I grew up in Maharashtra, a large part of my History portion covered the […]

Chicken Peas Paneer Pilaf In A Whole Coconut

Chicken Peas Paneer Pilaf In A Whole Coconut

It was Shirin’s 40th. We were hand-picked for a Goa holiday and were put up at The Hermitage. Shirin was walking around with a yellow file – the file hid the rooming arrangements which she had arrived at after some hours of work. They were based on psychometric, historical and behavioral analyses. Then we checked […]

Beetroot Yogurt With Parsley

Beetroot Yogurt With Parsley

Manita is an international word mainly Spanish or Turkish, kind of meaning a beautiful woman. Our Manita is a ‘Desi’ Nepali now almost Marwari full of life and action and true to its meaning. There is no dull moment around her.You are either dancing (she grooves gorgeously with raunchy Hindi numbers) or singing (some are […]

Ajwain alias Carom Chicken Lollipops

Ajwain alias Carom Chicken Lollipops

Debita Mookerjea Ray is the first friend I shared my blog content with and her recipe has found its way into my blog this late. Well, she has been giving me the freeze for two whole years and the only reason for the delay is that she was busy stacking up her silver, gold, ensembles, […]

Shorshey Paneer

Shorshey Paneer

Anecdote Zinia is a true blue flower. There is no one in the universe, not even Gautam’s mother, who does not adore my friend Zinia. She has taught me to be chilled out about everything (If my husband and son read this they will change the tense to present continuous), stay calm and just enjoy […]

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Anecdote Tulip is a woman of substance who looks like a twenty something girl. She wears many hats and that’s what draws me to her. When we first met she was following her passion to be a teacher and taught History to children. This talent she brings out even more in the way she manages […]

Binoculars, a bread savoury

Binoculars, a bread savoury

Nitu and Viraj are our first friends after marriage. They are also two absolutely nutty people who are super bright and super nice. With these guys there are some amazing memories. Viraj and I would argue on everything, food, movies, actors, singers, books, you name it! 19 years later, the other day when Aayush and […]

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