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, […]
A cake that makes me feel chuffed!
By right this post should be written by Aniruddha, since this is his effort and endeavour. But I was so proud when I saw the end result that I decided I would do more justice to the post by writing it myself. One fine day, Aniruddha decided he wanted to learn how to make lemon […]
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. […]
For a recent get together with friends I made my version of the kathi rolls from Kolkata. I have spoken earlier about Kolkata kathi rolls vs. the Mumbai frankie and still maintain that both are quite different and tasty in their own right. The filling in my rolls is made of chicken, methi (fenugreek leaves) and […]
For great food and great ambience – Cafe Britannia!
Although it’s a bit of hike, tucked away in a corner of South Mumbai, the food is more than ample reward at Cafe Britannia which serves Parsi and Irani cuisine. Our favourites include Salli boti (mutton cooked with apricots and topped with potato shoe strings), Berry pulao (rice dish with bilberries from Iran), mutton cutlets and fresh […]
Street food – Dabeli pav
I have to admit, that I had never eaten Dabeli Pav till a trip to Mumbai this year when I finally decided I had to try it. I have al ways been a huge of Pav Bhaji (soft bread with a spicy & tangy potato, tomato and onion mash) and generally seen Dabeli as a […]
Chai and bun muska
Nothing beats the breakfast or tea time option of Masala tea and soft bun slathered with home made butter. Well, the only thing that beats this is ‘brun’ muska – which is a toasted bun or pav (Mumbai style soft bread) with butter 🙂
Chakli is a fried snack made from wheat flour and flavoured mildly with spices. A good chakli should be crispy and crumbly to eat. But often chaklis which are store bought tend to be quite hard and not as enjoyable to eat. At home we make chaklis with an equal combination of whole wheat and […]
It was a Battenburg!
I realized only very recently that the Battenburg cake is actually my childhood cake treat called the checkered cake! As a kid I used to love having this cake because of the different colours. And in spite of the fact that all 4 colours tasted exactly the same I would take the squares apart and […]
Chelo kebab and Iranian rice
One of the things I enjoy most about cooking is the wonderful diversions you go down when figuring out a recipe and the surprises that await you at the end of those rabbit holes. I had one such experience when I wanted to recreate the Chelo Kebab recipe that made Peter Cat the institution it is (and a […]
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