A simple summer spaghetti recipe and a long story

Some days Most days, I cook just to get done with a meal and don't put too much thought when my only aim is to whiz in and out of the kitchen. I always wonder how my mom did it. These days, I have far greater respect for her than she could imagine. As a working … Continue reading A simple summer spaghetti recipe and a long story

Fusilli with Pine Nuts and Basil in Marinara Sauce

Last year, I attended a live demonstration at a recently opened bistro in Hyderabad where the Chef showed us how to make fresh pasta. I have attempted to make fresh pasta in the past and I loved it. It was nice to interact with the Chef, ask questions and get answers for best techniques, ingredients, … Continue reading Fusilli with Pine Nuts and Basil in Marinara Sauce

Tabbouleh Salad with Jowar Pearls (Gluten Free)

Note: If you would like to attend the Escapades Culinary Studio Class on salads this week, send me a message on our FB page.   I love Mediterranean food. As is evident from my attempts to make non deep fried falafels and pita bread from scratch. I also love the freshness of the salads that … Continue reading Tabbouleh Salad with Jowar Pearls (Gluten Free)

One Pot Spaghetti with Tomato and Mushrooms

Cooking for one is my most favourite and least favourite task in the kitchen. No I am not a person who cannot make up my mind. Cooking for one means I get to make and eat what I want, something which K doesn't particularly care for (pasta) or even one of my not so successful … Continue reading One Pot Spaghetti with Tomato and Mushrooms

Celebrate the Monsoons ~ Fresh Corn Papdi Chaat

The arrival of the monsoons, my favourite time of the year, sees cart loads of fresh corn being sold all over the city where I live. The easiest and most tempting way to eat it is freshly roasted and slightly charred over hot coal, rubbed down with red chilli powder, salt and lemon. Most people … Continue reading Celebrate the Monsoons ~ Fresh Corn Papdi Chaat

Vegetable Overload Khaara Bhaath

K likes his upma plain and simple with a coconut chutney, I like it full of vegetables. We make peace at home by alternating between the two. Since I have sole custody of the kitchen, I play dirty sometimes! I had some purple cabbage lying about and I added this to the upma. I loved … Continue reading Vegetable Overload Khaara Bhaath