Desi Adulting

There is no fighting self-righteousness, you know. There is nothing worse than middle aged people believing they are right and on the side of truth. At this point, there is no talking to them. There is just putting them on a pedestal.

Methi Matar Paratha(Fenugreek Leaves and Peas Paratha)

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006 I love the combination of methi(fenugreek leaves) and matar(Peas). The bitterness of the methi is beautifully complemented by the sweetness of the matar. I am a sucker for any recipe that includes both the ingredients and I…

Batata Saung (Potato with Red Chillies and Tamarind)

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me  ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006 Konkani Curries are mostly a blend of fresh grated Coconut,roasted Red chillies and Tamarind. However, there are those side dishes that skip the coconut part and concentrate just on Red Chillies and Tamarind, hmmmmmmmmmmm…my favorite kind ….

Chicken 65 or 66 or whatever…

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006 I am always looking for recipes that serve as good finger food at dinner parties. The kind of dinner parties I host are mostly impromptu ones .Ones that  do not leave me with much time for menu…

Buns…Deep-Fried Banana-Flour Bread

This post was originally published on my now defunct Blog Past, Present & Me  ON THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 Buns!!!…You mean the hamburger buns? NO. You mean the buns that we used to get in India…maska bun? NO. You mean those sweet breads that we used to get at the local baker in India? NO. These…

Naivedya…Malai Modak

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 Both my kids were born on Tuesdays. Now, in the US , they say that the tuesday kid is full of grace.The old and the wise (read that as the elders in our family) say that tuesday…

Phanna Poha … Seasoned Flattened Rice

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006 One of negatives of trying all these new recipes and new ingredients is that you put on the backburner some of the things you grew up eating. I spend so much time and energy trying to simplify those intricate dishes…

Pathrado…Stuffed Greens

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2006 Stuffed Greens  ha… Forgive Me, but I could’nt think of any other description. You know what these are. Patra in gujarati, alu wadi in Marathi and pathrado in konkani. Well, that just about ends my vocabulary regarding these. So, how do you go…

Mango Pie

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON MONDAY, MAY 1, 2006 and has been edited for this blog. When you have experienced the best, anything less is simply not acceptable. When you have grown up eating some of the best mangoes in the world, you just can’t adjust to…