The chutney I grew up with…

We all have fond recollections of our mom’s cooking. Of coming home from school to be greeted with something comforting and hot. Of waking up on sunday morning and looking forward to a delicious breakfast. The unexpected home-made cake as a treat. My recollections are no different. But the one thing I remember most fondly […]

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Gulpoli – sweet flat bread

Gulpoli is a sweet flat bread that can be eaten as an indulgent snack or as dessert. The chapati is made with a combination of whole wheat and plain flour with the addition of some gram flour. While the filling inside is made from jaggery, roasted sesame seeds and roasted gram flour with a little nutmeg […]

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(One of) The best chicken curries ever!

There is no dearth of chicken curries in Indian cuisine and while they may all look and taste the same for those not familiar with the cuisine, I can guarantee that this is not the case. I could go into the variations in spice mixtures, the marination, cooking techniques, etc. But let me focus on what […]

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Nothing like comfort food!

A perfect example of home cooked comfort food. This meal was cooked at my parents place in Mumbai. Starting from the top – cumin rice, tamarind fish curry, tomato saar (tomato soup with coconut milk), coriander and coconut chutney, cucumber and peanut salad, potatoes with mustard seeds, bottle gourd with cashews, Bengali prawn cutlets and […]

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