Watermelon Feta Salad ~ My version

I buy feta cheese at ridiculous prices here in Hyderabad and have it spoil while I make grand plans to use it inventively. A few days ago, I discovered a still fresh stash of feta in my fridge and cringed at how much I paid for it and how carelessly I kept it. That discovery … Continue reading Watermelon Feta Salad ~ My version

Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

  I am nothing if not a mango fiend. I brave the summers in Hyderabad only because of the fabulous array of mangoes we get here. The most popular and commercially successful one is the Banaganapalli. While my favourites are Shakkar gutli (a small apple sized mango that is sweet as sugar - shakkar +sugar) … Continue reading Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

Beat the Heat series ~ Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Remember when as children, everyone strained their ears for the tinkle of the bell that the ice cream vendor would sound? Kids would rush out and pick their favourite frozen treat. Popsicles are by far one of the easiest things to make. It is as simple as making a fruit crush/ juice and freezing it … Continue reading Beat the Heat series ~ Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Eating with the Seasons ~ Custard Apple Icecream {No Cooking}

One of the only fruits that I love but frustrates me is Sitaphal or Custard Apple. So much jaw work and while the fruit is tasty, the ones with a lot of seeds can leave you with a sore mouth! The season lasts just a few weeks and all over Hyderabad one can see vendors … Continue reading Eating with the Seasons ~ Custard Apple Icecream {No Cooking}

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Fruit Hedgehog ~ No Cooking

Happy Onam to all those celebrating. The Sadya today and yesterday (because it was a holiday and everyone in the family were home) at my MIL's place was outstanding! It amazes me how she cooks multiple items with patience and enthusiasm. In a decade now, I have never seen her skimping on effort. Waking up … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Fruit Hedgehog ~ No Cooking

Beet and Orange Citrus Salad with Walnuts {Recipe}

My love for beetroot is well, err, nonexistent to tell you the truth. It cannot be easy to get over years of being subjected to an overcooked grey green goop of a 'curry' to be eaten with sambar and rice in a hostel mess or any one of the several (cheap) eating joints one frequents … Continue reading Beet and Orange Citrus Salad with Walnuts {Recipe}