The Dharamsala Series, Part I: Of Faith And Love

“I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life,” someone once said. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. With so many changes that have taken place in my life in the last year, this year is all about settling in and rediscovering myself. I promised myself…

Throwback of the centuries: A weekend at the Neemrana Fort-Palace

Now in its sixth century, the Neemrana Fort-Palace is a one of a kind heritage hotel that sparked off a trend, while keeping its actual flavour intact. When I moved to Delhi four months ago, one of the many things that I was looking forward to (apart from getting married, of course) are the numerous…

Recipe: Punjabi Kadhi Pakoda

Kadhi, gets its name from the simple process of “slow cooking” or “kadhna” (काढ़ना). Made with a mixture of chickpea flower (besan) and whisked yogurt, the consistency to which it is made differs from region to region. While the Rajasthani and the Gujaratis prefer it to be thinner, we in Punjab like the kadhi thick…

“Framed”: A Stepping Stone To Body Positivity

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”  ― Steve Maraboli, I met Elizabeth George at an event organised by a common friend. She introduced herself to me and once we got talking, she told me she does portrait shoots for women at…

The Welcome Wind Of Change For Punjabi Cuisine

It started some time back when the home-chefs started making a wave with their regional cuisines, highlighting and bringing to the forefront the ‘realness’ of their food backed with tales from their grandmother’s and mother’s kitchens. No one would’ve thought that these home-chefs would one day make a headway into the commercial kitchens of luxury…

Delectable Punjab Recipe: Pindi Cholle

Pindi cholle are made often in our households. They’re different from the normal cholle as they’re the same size as the kala chana. We don’t make it in Mumbai much as this variety isn’t easy to find and most people serving pindi cholle here don’t even know why it’s called that and how it’s different…

What Is Delectable Punjab?

What started as an unconscious self discovery and going back to my roots, is today a full blown project by the name of Delectable Punjab. A short Instagram series under which I showcase the vegetarian cuisine of the state, along with stories and fables that we’ve grown up listening to. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn’t…