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A popular Maharastrian dish made with sabudana or tapioca pearls… Sabudana or sago (or Chavari in Malayalam) or Tapioca pearls, is a common ingredient in Payasam , a popular dessert in Kerala. I dig out sabudana only when I have payasam that too vermicelli (semiya) payasam, else I seldom take it out of my pantry. I haven’t made a savory dish with sabudana...

Chicken simmered in onion-almond paste and flavored up with saffron, so rich and amazingly delicious… Mughlai cuisine is one of my favorite cuisines: the mesmerizing aroma, the tantalizing flavors and the exquisite dishes, it’s irresistible and I go wild. Most of the North Indian dishes fall into this category, Mughlai cuisine is influenced by the Persian...

Popular North Indian flat bread that’s served for breakfast, lunch or dinner… I guess on wednesday’s most people feel energized and motivated to do stuffs, it doesn’t matter what stuffs. At least, I feel that way. Now, don’t ask me how I feel on a Monday. Motivational quotes and philosophers say “when the alarm blares in the morning,...

Crispy crunchy kachoris… Last weekend, I had watched a few episodes of Masterchef India, I’m awed by the creativity and talent of the contestants. In some episodes I’ve seen some of the contestants making kachori. By looking at it I got an idea that it was more like stuffed poori. Kachori is a North Indian snack which is popular in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra etc....

A popular North Indian vegetarian delicacy… Long weekend seemed very short, holidays are never enough as a matter of fact. On Monday evening, I sipped iced cappuccino so tastily  and the caffeine in it screwed up my good night sleep. I am so sensitive to caffeine, if I have coffee or tea after 2 pm I wouldn’t be able to sleep as my brain will be working...

Creamy, silky and delicious curry… I made this shrimp and scallops malai for tonight’s dinner. It was incredibly delicious that I couldn’t wait any longer to share the recipe with you all. Delicious would be an understatement. I am in need of a new word to describe this silky, creamy dish. How about if I say it’s incredibilicious??? I feel...

Succulent shrimp tikka masala… It was a beautiful weekend, weather wise. But I was so sick and stayed home blowing my nose and drinking chukku kaapi. On last Friday I dined at a Thai restaurant and had tom yum goong, it really helped me to open up my senses. Tom yum goong and fiery thai dishes provides me the needed comfort on days when I feel sick. On saturday,...

Delicious, aromatic soup to boost your appetite… Yesterday, we had a snow storm and today we had lots of sunshine. Nature is just unpredictable and most of the times it offers us the best and we need to embrace it. I did have a lot of fun in the snow while my man was snow blowing. Kids in the neighborhood were seen sledding in the snow, some of them even...

Delicious chicken balls in homemade tomato sauce… Happy Mother’s day to my dearest mom and to all the incredible mom’s out there. My mom and I always- argue, we debate, I scream, we have different opinions, I hang up the phone call…Yet the next day we talk as if nothing had happened. This happens only between a mom and a daughter and I am...

These pakoras are the best and the spicy yogurt sauce gave the pakoras a nice kick… Honestly, this week was pretty darn bad for me. I was in the holiday hangover and it was so hard for me to wake up early and go to school. In the morning, I rolled and rolled, snoozed the alarm a million times and tried to come up with all lame excuses to be under the blanket....