Khun

Khun is a beautiful fabric, made of cotton but almost appears to be made of silk thanks to the lovely sheen it has. It is traditionally used to make saree blouses and worn as a contrast to the colour and design of the saree. Khun is available in a variety of colours and the more vibrant […]

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Alu wadi

Alu wadi or alwachi wadi is a Marathi snack made from Colocasia leaves. The leaves are layered with a thick paste made of besan (gram flour), jaggery, tamarind pulp and spices. After layering, the leaves are rolled up and steamed. After steaming, they are cut into round discs and either eaten straight away with a […]

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Panki craving

The first time I tried Panki was at Swati Snacks in Mumbai and I remember I was blown away by the dish. Panki, a Gujarati dish, is a steamed pancake made from a simple batter of rice flour and yoghurt which is allowed to sit and ferment slightly for 3-4 hours. This is then flavoured with […]

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Kolhapuri Lamb chops

Keen to try other ways to cook the Tambda Rassa, I decided to try cooking lamp chops with a simple spice rub that included the Kolhapuri masala, ginger, garlic and salt. Since I had to cook these for dinner, I could marinate them only for 10 minutes. I decided to cook them in a pressure cook, […]

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Galouti Kebab with Sheermal

When a kebab’s name literally translates as ‘melting’, the expectations are set pretty high. Add to it the fact that this particular kebab is among the top stars of an already star-studded Lucknow culinary tradition, and those expectations get multiplied manifold. So I have always attempted the Galouti kebab with the respect and nervousness it deserves. […]

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