In an Indian household, the two most important rooms are usually, the puja or prayer room and the kitchen. While, the puja room has never quite been an interest of mine, the kitchen has been my haven for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I would often sit on the grey granite counter top in … More Unsung Warrior Of The Indian Kitchen: The Humble Masala Dabba
Looking back at some of the happiest moments of my life, I am drawn to those cold winter nights I spent as a child in my mother’s native home in Nagpur. The memories still fresh in my mind of the shawls wrapped around for respite against the cold, the fun and laughter of a family … More Winter Memories of Sigdi Mutton Curry
I have distinct memories of making shakkar pare; sweet, flaky cookies made with whole wheat flour, ghee and sugar, in my kitchen right before Diwali. I would hold onto the edge of our grey granite platform, stand on my tiptoes and gleefully watch the dough being made and rolled out. My responsibility in this process … More My Mother Didn’t Teach Me How To Cook
Since the lockdown, my energy levels and motivation have been at a dead end, so to speak. The idea alone, of getting any work done is jarring and exhaustion without lifting a finger is the current state of affairs. So, looking at my lethargic demeanour, my aunt decided it was probably due to the fact … More Casting Off Evil Eye With Simple Kitchen Ingredients
Picture this; You walk into your favourite restaurant, the one you visit so often that you’re familiar with the designs on their menu cards. The moment you step in, the dim lights cast a shadow on your face and the aroma of all the different dishes hits you like a jumbled jigsaw puzzle. You are … More What Does A Restaurant Experience Encapsulate?