Cast Iron vs Teflon cookware.

In Indian context, Cast iron cookware has been used since time immemorial.It specially forms an important of Maharastrian kitchen. Whereas Teflon is a relatively new concept. Though I use different kind of cookware for cooking.My personal favorites are the clay and cast iron cookware. Keeping it simple, here is a quick comparison between Cast Iron…

Oh sweet Jaggery !!!

So yesterday, I had to go purchase jaggery. Instead of going to my usual grocery shop. I landed up at a near by shop.Guess what,The shopkeeper had jaggery but it was bright orange.I then visited the next shop they had bright yellow jaggery. That reminded me of my trip to Kolhapur where I actually landed…

Foxtail(Millet)Upma…

A couple of months back while discussing about food and food ingredients the topic had suddenly turned to millets.But the one millet that caught my attention was the foxtail millet.Yes, it was the name that was intriguing. So just like anyone does the first thing I did was called Google devta, I wanted to see…

Cooking for Beginners…

Being a Tomboy, the last thing I wanted to do is enter the kitchen.But having both parents working, kitchen became my laboratory.I experimented, I still do.Some disasters, some succesful experiments.I guess that’s where my rendezvous with food began 😇.Over the years I’ve learnt cooking from my parents, grandparents, chef’s and anyone who cooked something I…

​Ambyacha sasav/ Goan kokani style  mango gravy.

Traditionally it’s a Goan dish made from mangoes.It is sweet, tangy, spicy and simply divine to taste. This dish made from mango and coconut with a dash of jaggery, makes it super high in calories so weight watchers beware. But It holds a special place in my heart cause my grandmother used to make it…

Community fridges:A boon!

Small acts of kindness when multiplied by millons can transform the world. This saturday while returning back from a food tasting event, a fridge placed right outside a renowned building in Andheri, Mumbai caught my attention.On closer observation I realised it was a community fridge and I was surprised cause finding a community fridge here…

Irresistible Birthday treat: Chocolate Brownies by Pastry Chef Sangeet Kochar.

Special occasions call for special food.When it’s a birthday, it definitely calls for something equally special and its often a cheat meals. Since it’s my birthday tomorrow.On this special occassion a very dear friend Sangeet Kochar A.K.A. The chef with a beard gave me virtual treat-a glimpse into his kitchen.He also shared some of his…

Hariyali Variyali

Variyali Sharbat is a popular beverage from Gujarat.It is made from fresh fennel seeds.This beverage is a great summer coolant apart from that it also aids in digestion. There are multiple ways in which it is made some add it cloves to it, some have it plain, so have it with a dash of khuskhus…

Tadgola or Ice apples: Summer Superfood

With few more weeks of summer to go one fruit that you should try is Tadgola.It is one delicious melt in the mouth fruit that will help you beat the summer heat. This fruit is known as Tadolga in Hindi/Marathi or Ice apples in English or Nungu in Tamil and is easily available in western…

Beware of what you buy on the basis of the ads you see.

Yesterday was one of the rare occasions when I switched on television to watch something for time pass.While browsing through the channels I accidentally landed up on one of the teleshopping​ channels and guess what they were selling some xyz supplement for “body building”.  What the ad showed?The Product.More than the product they showed the…

Roti ki sabzi !

When you have only Roti’s/Chapattis /Indian flat bread and no vegetable or have left over roti’s what do you do and are super hungry….What to do? Here is one of my personal favorite reciepes…Chapati chi bhaji or Roti ki sabzi… Ingredients​: Rotis-5-6(finely chopped) Onions-2(finely chopped) Tomato-2(chopped) Capsicum-1(chopped) Yellow corn-1/2 cup Cumin-2 tap Red chilli powder-2…

Raw Mango Pickle (Instant & Low Fat)

  Raw mango or kairi is a rich source of Vitamin C and fiber.It has many other vital minerals and vitamins.Its tangy to taste, widely used in many cuisines and has many health benefits.But most reciepes have either high amount of sugar/jaggery or oil especially pickles. Pickle making is a old tradition in India.For most…