Month: April 2020

How to set perfect curd/ yogurt at home

How to set perfect curd/ yogurt at home

Disclaimer: This home-made curd is addictive. It is so creamy and thick that you will never want to go back to store-bought curd. We have all struggled to make perfect curd at home. We use it so often in our cooking and yet fail to 

Letter from DC (Part III)- When we had non-Indians relish rice and sambhar with their hands and we had amazing tacos and samosas!

Letter from DC (Part III)- When we had non-Indians relish rice and sambhar with their hands and we had amazing tacos and samosas!

  Hello everyone! The newness of the place has disappeared. I wish I was awe-struck for a little longer. it’s discomforting but kept me on the edge to try new things. Nitesh took me out on a date soon after arriving here and we had 

Creamy Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

Creamy Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

A scrumptious one pot curry made with creamy coconut milk and studded with tender chicken pieces! I grew up in a coastal town and it’s no secret that coconut is one of my absolute favorite ingredients for cooking. I love everything about it- the sight, 

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

I discovered my love for sabudana khichdi when I moved to Maharashtra to study law. I soon realized that the humblest eatery in Maharashtra too made excellent khichdi. When I started fasting once a week, I wanted to re-create it in my kitchen. But like 

Letter from DC- II (When I learnt about Itadakimasu and shared Bhagavad Gita’s wisdom on food)

Letter from DC- II (When I learnt about Itadakimasu and shared Bhagavad Gita’s wisdom on food)

Hello! 10 days of being in DC, although I miss you all a lot, but I am beginning to feel settled now. It helps to walk around the place and make casual conversations. You feel more at home when people start recognizing you. It starts with 

Gosht Yakhni Pulao

Gosht Yakhni Pulao

Gosht Yakhni Pulao/ Mutton Yakhni Pulao is a rich pulao made with long grained basmati rice perfumed with fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom enriched mutton broth. Originating from the land of Nawabs– Lucknow, it truly is the food of the royalty. My husband loves 

Letter from DC (Part 1)- How I made friends in a new place?

Letter from DC (Part 1)- How I made friends in a new place?

Hello everyone I hope you’re doing well. It’s been a week since I arrived in DC and I am still getting used to being away from family, home and India. Missing you all will be an underestimation of how I feel about not being around you 

SPINACH CORN SANDWICH (CCD STYLE)

SPINACH CORN SANDWICH (CCD STYLE)

Do you know what spinach corn sandwiches remind me of? Of Cafe Coffee Day. The numerous evenings I spent with friends, chatting over coffee and sandwiches. Of the times when there was never enough money for such indulgences and we would call for one sandwich 

Ambo Khotta (Sweet and Spicy Odiya raw mango chutney)

Ambo Khotta (Sweet and Spicy Odiya raw mango chutney)

You must have heard how there are five prominent flavors that are perceived by our taste buds- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. The rich Oriya gastronomy provides specific dishes for each flavor to create a perfect medley in your mouth. An Oriya meal will