Recipe: Zucchini & Banana Walnut Bread

Gluten free breads are not easy even when you follow a twice made recipe. Somehow they are usually hit or miss, beyond your control. Creating and cooking gluten free foods has truly taught me to trust my instincts and cook from my heart. This cake like bread made with zucchini and walnuts with a banana…

Head to Shabri In Pune For A Delicious Maharashtrian Thali

My love affair with Shabri started at the age of three. Living in Pune at the time, Shabri, a restaurant offering typical Maharashtrian fare, was a favourite with my parents and naturally, soon became a favourite with me. My earliest memories of food are inextricably linked with our frequent meals at Shabri. I distinctly remember…

Pancakes For A Happy Soul

Recipe for Spiced Banana and Coconut Buckwheat Pancakes:  Ingredients: 1 and 1/4 cup Buckwheat flour 1/4 cup finely desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger powder a pinch of sea salt 1 egg (you can use 1 tablespoon flax seed powder instead) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2…

Recipe: Gulab Jamun Pie

For me Diwali has always been super special. As a kid two things were always my favourite, crackers and sweets. I remember going to all my neighbours, greet them Happy Diwali and then attack on the food. My only problem used to be that almost all the the households used to have the similar kind…

Virgin Mojitos For A Cool Diwali

  Diwali is round the corner and it is one of my favourite festivals of all times. For me Diwali is just more festive than the other Indian festivals. All the diyas and rangolis and new clothes are full of vibrance and are peppy. Of course, not to forget the mouth-watering foods those are an…

From Odisha to your plates : ‘Enduri Pitha’

Enduri Pitha a.k.a Haldi Patra Pitha– the word brings back a huge wave of childhood memories where the Pitha or steamed sweet dim sum marks the Prathamashtami, a festival of Odisha that is celebrated to pray for the well-being of the first born. Now, being the second the born there was an obvious hatred in me for this…

‘Dada, ekta egg roll!’ – The Saga of Kolkata’s Street Food

Kolkata, the city of joy, is every bit the city of incredible street food. For us Bengalis, no Sunday is ever complete without cups of tea, a storming debate on any topic worth fighting for, and a particularly enticing assortment of the best street food you’ll ever find anywhere. Those who have been to Kolkata…