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}

Happy Birthday with ‘Sugarfree’ Kheer ~ Kaddu ka Kheer (Bottlegourd) Recipe

Dear Amma, you turn a year older today. We wanted to celebrate in style, but you will have to make do with the presence of your children and grandchild minus the exciting vacation unlike the last big celebration. it doesnt take away one bit from what you are. We give thanks for what you have … Continue reading Happy Birthday with ‘Sugarfree’ Kheer ~ Kaddu ka Kheer (Bottlegourd) Recipe

Vegetarian Shikampuri Kebab Recipe ~ with Soy Nuggets ~ Almost the real thing!

K and I spent a delightful evening in the company of my cousins who we were meeting with after what seemed like ages...I will have to admit publicly that I have just met one of the most well behaved 4 year old boys. There can't be many...I can vouch for that...and an adorable 7 month … Continue reading Vegetarian Shikampuri Kebab Recipe ~ with Soy Nuggets ~ Almost the real thing!

Recipe for an Easy Hyderabadi Khichadi

This is one of my favourite emergency meal options. Like biryani, khichdi is a universal dish with so many personalised recipes, that no one can be called authentic. I’ve grown up on the hyderabadi khichdi which uses red lentils or masoor ki dal and is spiced with whole garam masala and liberal amounts of ginger … Continue reading Recipe for an Easy Hyderabadi Khichadi

Quick Cooking ~ Egg Curry Recipe with Readymade Masala Paste

I’m not a big fan of processed food and prefer cooking with fresh ingredients. I do use products such as readymade coconut milk, because its plain convenient. Readymade curry powders and dry masalas too were a hot favourite till i learnt to make my own and now when i do use them, its because they … Continue reading Quick Cooking ~ Egg Curry Recipe with Readymade Masala Paste