Vidyarthi Bhavan, Bangalore

Lately, I have been traveling frequently to Bangalore for work. While it is quite a pretty city (with a lot of greens), work days there are absolute chaos – firstly because of the crazy traffic on the roads and secondly, because my schedules there keep me running from one place to another without even any…

Raw Mango – Onion Stuffed Bitter Gourds

Bitter gourds are one of the most misunderstood vegetables out there I feel. I havent met many people in my life who claim to love these vegetables. In fact, I seem to find people who only consume this vegetable – more as a manner of medication (yes, this vegetable is wonderous as a cure for…

Banana Flower Tikkis

I visited an Organic farm last week with a few friends. It wasn’t a huge place as such and grew small quantities of basic produce such as chilies, cabbages, tomatoes to name a few. What caught my eye was an isolated plot that had multiple banana trees growing. Now, I am not a Banana fan…

Ganesha’s Modaks

Ganesha is famous world over as the “Elephant God” of India and pretty popular at that. I have had friends from Belgium, Germany and some other parts of the globe who love this Indian deity and have even set his statues up at their homes. For those unaware, Ganesha has a lot of stories to…

Rajasthani Aachari Spiced Potato

We ended up watching a travel show yesterday featuring the local cuisine of Rajasthan. Now, for those of you acquainted with that region or have explored the food of that place, you would be aware that the food of this region boasts of the best spice dishes around in India. The cuisine of Rajasthan comprises…

Potato And Green Pea Samosas

However much you experiment, develop new recipes or think up new ideas..there are always days, when all you need are familiar, comforting flavours and foods. The exotic Goats cheese does not matter then, nor the Carpacio or the caramalized Onion Jam…You simply want to go back to your roots, the familiar flavours you know and…

Stuffed Tandoori Mushrooms

I’ve had this phase recently where I went on for almost two weeks without any food experimentation. This sort of put me into a very uncreative mind-set and left me feeling a bit frustrated. I usually find cooking therapeutic because it diverts the mind from all the chaos in my life. I can zone out…