Category: Tried & Tasted

Coconut Chicken Soup; Tom Khai Kai

Coconut Chicken Soup; Tom Khai Kai

Bangkok is a very interesting city. It reeks of a character which tells stories. To me the word vibrant best describes it. It is truly like the capital of a kingdom. There is something ancient about the feel of the place inspite of the very modern malls. There is a sense of mystery in the […]

Lemon Parsley Smoked Paprika Chicken

Lemon Parsley Smoked Paprika Chicken

oday I tossed up a lemon parsley smoked paprika chicken. But first let me tell you about my friend Shirin’s mom who lives in Bayswater, London on top of a Waitrose store. Everything about Aunty Krishna is a sweet picture. At mid eighty she remains spirited and keeps a quaint little flat. There are cheerful […]

Khandvi Salad

Khandvi Salad

Often we have Indian food on a menu and we are racking our brains for an accompanying salad. Cucumber-tomato-onion-coriander leaves finely chopped or “cuchumbur” seems to be the only option. Then it seems so hackneyed. Yet so refreshing, so classic. But then there is something a bit daily about it. Recently, Sharoon messaged that she […]

Chilli Prawn Oil

Chilli Prawn Oil

Bengalis are less divided by caste or economic standing than they are by being ‘Bangaal’ or ‘Ghoti’. There is no SOBO vs Suberb or NCR vs New Delhi positioning in people’s minds in Kolkata. But there is this refugee from East Bengal even if the family has crossed borders before 1947 versus the homegrown gentry […]

Chemmeen Ularthiyathu

Chemmeen Ularthiyathu

I can view stretch marks on my thighs…. Huh! What? This came into my whatsapp inbox the other day. The lanky bordering on thin fifteen year old boy sent it to me just before his ICSE Biology paper. From his room to mine. Like that Beatles song, with love from me to you. Do something! […]

Mango Chilli Fish

Mango Chilli Fish

This morning Jeet was informing us about the leadership session talks that he enjoyed last evening at a media event. Daniel Pink, Gary Kristen, Prahlad Kakkad….discussions, anecdotes, cook-alongs were the topics in the flow of the conversation. It somehow meandered to a debate on overcoming fears, the why and how of it. Of course, first […]

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

In the last decade the magic called the secret of the universe became popular. The secret, a hugely published one, and thank God for that, said that if you wish for something earnestly and expressed it to the universe, then the players and the powers of the universe will make it happen for you. We […]

Indian Chicken Roast

Indian Chicken Roast

Are you hosting anytime soon? Guest profile; good friends who are food lovers? Chicken is their meat or even not? Sharing a restaurant quality chicken leg recipe. I called it “An Indian Chicken Roast”. Ranadive aunty taught me this one. Like all her recipes, this one is a star too! My artsy musician nephew was […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachio Salad

Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachio Salad

I quite enjoy having pumpkin. My BFF absolutely detests it. Nothing in life is a given. Pumpkins are good for freckles. Pumpkins are 90% water retained and barely calorific. Like the Irish rotund pumpkins can be carved to make will-o’-the wisps or jack-o’- lanterns. Pumpkins are also gluten free. Now you tell me, why can […]

Chicken Kurma With Sesame Seeds & Melon Seeds

Chicken Kurma With Sesame Seeds & Melon Seeds

I had read this somewhere long back. A line that stayed in my mind. The little seed knew that for it to grow it had to be dropped in dirt and covered in darkness and struggle to reach the light. Seeds of ideas. Seeds of thoughts. Seeds of actions. Seeds of work. The little beginnings […]

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