Happy Solar New Year

Now several people in a major part of India are oblivious to the fact that south India is made up of five states (Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala) with distinct languages, cultures and celebrations. While Ugadi marks the new lunisolar year in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the same is celebrated as…

Simple Pleasures

Homely food is one of the simple pleasure of life that is robbed from you when you have career aspirations that need you to move away from home. Quite honestly, being a Tamilian from Bombay, I never really lived in my “home state” of Tamil Nadu. For me, I am forever a Bambaiya girl. My…

For The Love of Food

Chopsticks are of a pair of tapered wood, ivory, or plastic sticks of held in one hand and used as a fork, especially by in China, Vietnam, and Korea and Japan. An interesting trivia is that Japanese chopsticks tend to be shorter than those in China, Vietnam and Korea as these countries had a culture…

When Water is Thicker Than Blood

I’ve written about these often on my blog. My true love and king of chaat will always be the humble pani puri. So pure is my love for this chaat that it is immortalized outside my fridge as a magnet. Just looking at the door reminds me of grabbing a plate. Alas, Bombay is too…

Come Eat With Me

I am a really poor eater, my mother will happily tell you unhappy tales of my love for small quantities of food. But lately, I have rekindled my love for food from home, keepsakes and crafts (that got lost as life happened, a little too much, I guess). This picture is yet another attempt of…

Tangy Memories

  Chana jor garam is a ‘fast-food’ made from cooked chick-peas that are flattened, fried, and seasoned with rich and tangy spices. It is served with chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander, chaat masala and topped with lemon juice. It was on my must-have list when ever we took a trip to the beach. Being a…

Home Made

There is nothing more delicious in the world than when your mother whips up everything that you crave for. This was a long time ago, when Ma was prepping for avial. Avial is a South Indian delicacy which has elephant yam, white and red pumpkins, carrots, drum sticks, curry leaves, and broad beans, etc. (you…

Street Food Mania

Food is a great leveller; irrespective of preferences, it’s a necessity for all, and a luxury for few. This is all the you get if you plan to savour the local cuisine of Jaipur. I’m not a fan of sweet thing, savoury items tug the strings of my heart more. In this picture, you see…

Lion’s Share

Like I mentioned before, I just cannot trek down. My only successful treks have been to Forts in Maharashtra where there were stairs etched out steps. However, this trek to the magnanimous Sinhagad Fort was different. We trekked up rocks and boulders, and I was with some 20-something kids so didn’t want to be caught…

500 Posts: Thank You for All the Love

I must confess, for a blog that has been around since January 2011, I should’ve made it to this milestone ages ago. But better late than never, right? As I look back on my journey to 500, it wouldn’t have been possible with all the people in my life, the food that I love, the…