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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 […]

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, […]

Watermelon & Roasted corn salad

Watermelon & Roasted corn salad

Anecdote While most of us women can boast of being artful dressers, I find this one friend of mine pulling it off superbly. What strikes me in her self-styling is her ability to be different and yet match perfectly with an occasion. Well, this is one of her least important skills as this woman boasts […]

Baby Potato salad

Baby Potato salad

Anecdote Shirin claims that we did not get on when we met. This is because I came across as disapproving of her from my working-mother stand point. The tables turned quickly when she deduced that I was a pushy-mother who made her two year old ill child celebrate a birthday party with two hundred odd […]

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