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 Friends Who Opened The Gates To Gujarati Cuisine

I went to a school in suburbs where every second person was Gujarati and it was very normal that when I’d visit a friend’s place that their grandparents would assume I am a Gujarati too and would automatically start speaking to me in the language, only to be subtly told by their grandchildren that I…

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…

KETO Meals Recipe: Tandoori Vegetables

If you follow my work on Instagram, you’d be aware that I took up the 30 days Keto diet challenge, recently. Well firstly, here’s what is keto diet, as explained by ruled.me: A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used…

#ChutneyDay: Of Saving That Zing!

I have always been the person who prefers pickles over chutneys, but at the same time one cannot deny the place that a chutney occupies in the thaali of every Indian. Growing up I have always preferred the mint-coriander (dhaniya-pudhina) chutney, and I think owe to that to my lack of knowledge of chutneys, in…

The Tryst With Vanilla Sponge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

I’m not someone who enjoys desserts too much. Yes, we exist. But then, I do give into the rare cravings. Today, I woke to the sweetest surprise when I discovered that we were all celebrating a #VirtualBabyShower of two of our Instagram blogger friends. Most of us have never met, but have only known each…

Kolkata’s Park Street: A Winter Story

Kolkata, the grand city of emotions, cultures and romance, has always been a forerunner of sorts in following and upholding British cultures. The old capital of British India boasts of a number of antique churches, cemeteries and Anglo Indian strongholds. The Armenian Church, St.Paul’s Cathedral and the South Park Street Cemetery are noteworthy tourist attractions,…