Dondakaya (Tindora/ Ivy gourd) Masala Rice

Years ago, I ate Dondakaya Biryani at a friend’s place. It is one of those things that lingers for a long long time. Mostly because one doesn’t expect Dondakaya to be made into a biryani, while it intrigues, it also is very very well made and feels so in place! My favourite way to eat…

Thanksgiving & Comfort Food ~ Palak Dal

  Today American’s celebrate Thanksgiving. It was tough to escape this one because there were reminders all over fb, twitter and in my training room today as my client for the day is an american company with operations in India. I have a lot to be thankful for. this year in particular….its been a very…

Festive Fare ~ Bobatlu (Puranpoli)

I’d made this for sankranti when I did a festival spread for the newspaper that I write for. What i like is that you can use maida or whole wheat flour for the outer covering or a combination. I love this freshly made and piping hot off the tava with a dab of ghee… also…

Spicy Uttapam (Spicy Savoury Pancakes)

This is a breakfast item that we love and I make it often when I have dosa or idli batter older than 3 days. The addition of the spiced powder makes it an easy to eat item and you don’t have to add any other accompaniment. Its also a break from the plain idli and…