Makke Di Roti – The Understated Bread of Punjab

A dish common to most households in the winter season. Understated and not as talked about as its accompaniment – saag, Makki di roti is a bread that is full of flavours and textures and can be a meal in itself.

‘Kadaloram’ at ITC Maratha, Mumbai

A few nights back, Chef Praveen Anand of ITC Hotels took a few of us on a culinary tour of Jaffna, Kayalpatnam and Pondicherry at the Kadaloram festival being held in ITC Hotel, The Maratha, Mumbai. Kadaloram means “of the coast” and the festival focuses on these three regions of the Tamil Nadu coast and of Jaffna from northern Sri…

Recipe: Slow Cooked Maah Di Daal

‘Its creamy. Its rich. Its delicious’ – that’s how I’d pitch a tagline for maah di dal, if I was ever asked to. A dish that requires immense amount of patience and love for cooking, this is one recipe which is truly special to me. I first learnt to make this dal when I was…

Recipe: Water Chestnut Stir Fry

On the onset of winter (or the lack of it), you’ll find that the streets are filled with vendors who are selling fresh water chestnuts (singhaada). An aquatic vegetable, these grow in marshy lands and are popular in the Asian continent. Here’s the nutrient count of water chestnuts: Calories: 97 Fat: 0.1 grams Carbs: 23.9 grams Fiber: 3 grams…

“Signore, Una Pizza Per Favore” : An Ode To Pizza

  An ode to pizza, a dish that never leaves you through the great joys and greater heartbreaks. For the better part of my childhood, spent in the Dehradun of the ‘90s, I thought pizza was something only my mother knew how to make! This was back when I was oblivious to the multinational chains,…