Beat the Heat Series ~ Iced Lemon and Mint Tea

With the temperatures in Hyderabad already touching 42 celsius, it isn't my favourite part of the year.... i still have to wait for the mangoes to appear so i can take comfort and manage the heat....but i promised to crib less (!) about the heat this year and explore foods that can cool me down … Continue reading Beat the Heat Series ~ Iced Lemon and Mint Tea

Mango Lassi – Recipe to beat this blessed heat

Its so hot in Hyderabad, that i wont even make a joke of it. and the one thing that makes the summer a little bearable is Mangoes. Alas,  this time around, with some unseasonal rains in december last year, the mango crop has been dismal. which automatically translates into a dissappointing supply in the market, … Continue reading Mango Lassi – Recipe to beat this blessed heat

Baking Escapades #17 – Spice it up!! Whole Wheat Ginger Cookies and Masala Tea Recipe

The Monsoon is my favourite time of the year.....i forget about the wetness and the slush and the inconveniences people face.....i love to curl up on a chair, feet nicely tucked under me and sip on a cup of hot spicy tea.....sweet and strong and flavoured with ginger.....i love the smell of the earth after … Continue reading Baking Escapades #17 – Spice it up!! Whole Wheat Ginger Cookies and Masala Tea Recipe

Rooh Afza Lassi Recipe

There are lassis and then there is rooh afza lassi…growing up in hyderabad, this was our must have on summer afternoons on our way back from summer camps….back then they (the summer camps i mean) were’nt as hi-fi as they are now….but I reckon now is all style and no substance…..one of the things us … Continue reading Rooh Afza Lassi Recipe

WBB#22 – May Mango Madness – the Roundup is finally here!

The good doctor quizzed me on my interest in hosting WBB for may sometime in April….nothing in the chat transcript told her how much at sea I was and that I was terrified….then we both forgot about it…..or so I thought….april came and went and at the beginning of may, came april’s round up……mid afternoon … Continue reading WBB#22 – May Mango Madness – the Roundup is finally here!

Mandvi ~ Land of Beauty and an Indian Thirst Quencher ~ Chaas Recipe

blue skies, crystal clear glistening waters of the Arabian Sea at Mandvi, Gujarat the coast at mandvi typical saurashtran meal Gujarat is the land mf myriad shades….the land of beauty…..in people and nature….of rich cultural heritage…of arts and crafts….of a community that is knit together….of festivals and colours…and fabulous food….K's parents migrated to Ahmadabad in … Continue reading Mandvi ~ Land of Beauty and an Indian Thirst Quencher ~ Chaas Recipe