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,…

Of The Virtual Monster Called Social Media

In today’s time social media is inescapable. If you tell someone that you are not a user of this medium there are high chances that you’ll be looked at as someone who is odd. It is not just a matter of choice anymore to have a presence on these platforms as now they’re the first…

Recipe: Shakarkand And Kala Chana Kebab

I like cooking but I am not someone who goes an extra mile to make a fancy meal. My idea of cooking involves ingredients easily available at home, which do not require me to rush to the local vegetable vendor or grocer, and dishes that can be prepared within an hour at max. Today I…

Recipe: Al Yakhni aka Bottle Gourd In Spiced Curd

Bottle gourd or lauki/doodhi is a vegetable I just cannot fathom eating. It is like the sworn mortal enemy I have when it comes to vegetables. So, imagine my luck when a few days back the only vegetable that I could find in the refrigerator was that. It was time to get creative and messages…

The Halwai Culture Of Bikaner

There is something very alluring about life in a smaller town, to which I have always been attracted to. Being accustomed to life in India’s maximum city, it is borderline essential to step off the gas at times. Alighting the overnight train from Delhi at Bikaner, I couldn’t help but take a deep breath and…

AnnaMaya – A Revolution In The Food Industry?

The way India eats is changing with more and more chefs returning back to the roots and promoting regional cuisine and the concept of farm to table. The audience is clearly warming up to these concepts and as mentioned in one of my previous articles, eating local will never go out of trend. At the…