What I do all Day

A couple of years back, I was having lunch at my cousin’s marriage, sitting at a table of eight or nine people, some of whom were distant relatives. We were having awkward small talks across the table. The conversation revolved largely around how well the ceremony was conducted, various assumptions regarding the price of the…

I swallow a frog first thing in the morning.

Different people do different things to “survive.” I swallow a frog first thing in the morning everyday! That is what I do to survive the day; day after day; everyday… I am an army wife with two kids. Life has been hard for me for the last two and a half years, with my husband…

Fusion Cooking: Tomato Rice, Roasted Eggs and Savoury Peanut Chutney

When the humble Thakkaali Saadam (Tomato Rice) of Tamil Nadu meets Kerala’s Naadan Mutta Roast (Egg Roast) and Andhra’s Savoury Peanut Chutney. My multi-cultural, multi-regional background definitely has it’s perks in terms of adding to my knowledge of different cuisines and their gobsmacking tastes. I always try to assimilate different regional cuisines into my daily…

Capturing my love for Flowers

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”- Hans Christian Andersen. Seems like the last cold wave of the season is also over. Sun has come up at last and flowers have slowly started blooming with their warm welcoming colours and smiles… I love flowers. For me, flowers mean happiness,…

While you were celebrating National Banana Bread Day

On February 23, 2018, while you were celebrating National Banana Bread Day, I thought of baking myself a banana cake. Not so much as to commemorate the day, but I had a dozen or so ripe bananas lying idle on my dining table. My husband buys bananas only to get rid of them. He buys…

Falling off my mindful eating bandwagon

It was one of those days. I had a sugar-craving so intense, I fell off my mindful eating bandwagon and baked myself a heavily sugar-loaded orange almond cake with orange marmalade and roughly ground almonds. Btw, I was trying to candy the orange wedges, which was an epic failure. But it turned out into a…

Spinach and Green Gram/Mung bean Pancakes

I’ve been bitten by the green goblin…😂😂😂 Seems like Green is my favourite colour this season. Here are my “green gram/ mung bean and spinach” pancakes. I’ve named them “Green-Protein Pancakes.” I’ve tried many a thing in my relentless pursuit of making my six year old eat her greens. This was a last ditch effort,…

Fusion cooking : Hummus and Harabhara Rice Bondas

When Indian meets Middle Eastern. This is one of my attempts at fusion cooking, which expresses my love for rice and chickpeas so well. My Hummus and “Harabhara” rice “bondas”….By the way, how do my newly acquired leaf-shaped plates look? So green and cool, right? “Harabhara” Rice Bondas – fried rice balls with chickpeas, rice…

A little less self-focussed, a little more caring

I remember last year, we were at my daughter’s friend’s birthday party. It was a ‘Frozen’ themed party. The enthusiastic parents had left no stone unturned in giving their daughter, a birthday of her dreams. A spacious banquet hall of a four-star hotel was booked. They adorned it with shiny silver and aqua curtains, crystal…