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…

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: Methi Matar Malai Paneer

I posted the picture of Methi Matar Malai Paneer yesterday on my Instagram handle and received a lot of recipe requests from people. It got me thinking that while we love posting and making recipes which require some pro-level skills, and which look “complicated”…what we forget is that most people are looking for basic recipes…

Kangan: Oudh Revisited!

I don’t know what is it about Indian food that always draws me to it than its global counterparts. Maybe, the familiarity? The vibrancy? The flavours? Maybe all of it. I find it hard to stay away when the aromas of a freshly done tadka on a dal, or that of hot chapatis on the…

To Words – My Savior, My Grace.

I do not distinctly remember when I started writing first and when words started flowing on a paper and came together to make a coherent structure. Whatever I couldn’t say verbally, would always be written down in a diary, and now sometimes on my iPhone’s notepad.  But I do remember understanding the power of words…

More Than Just Food: A Slice Of Aaheli At The Leela, Mumbai

Mumbai has always been a city that welcomes a wide variety of cultures. This particular aspect is more evident when you look at the city’s restaurants, and the many seasonal festivals that it hosts. One of these communities that have a wide presence in this city is the Bengali community, and you wouldn’t be hard-pressed…