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…

Kesar Sandesh..Lessons Learnt…

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2006 Folks, this is probably my last post before I leave for India. It’s a 3 month vacation and I am really not sure how much I can post before I come back. I do have a collection of recipes,…

Dosa…A Love Story.

He beckons me as I sit sipping my morning coffee watching the world go by from the kitchen window……

Avre Bendi (Navy Beans in a Coconut, Chilly and Tamarind curry)

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2006 Avre = Navy Beans Bendi = a spicy coconut, chilly and tamarind concoction. and thus, Avre Bendi. The beauty about so many of konkani curries are the fact that they use just these 3 ingredients, but just…

Sanna Mudde/Khotto/Idli..Rice and Lentil Cakes.

This post was originally published on my now defunct Blog Past, Present & Me ON SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2006 This is a quintessential konkani treat. They are basically rice+dal ground coarsely with coconut+chillies+tamarind that are steamed like an Idli. But unlike an Idli, they are very savoury and can be had as a snack or as…

Stuffed Tomatoes in Makhani Gravy

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me  ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2006 I love making this dish for entertaining because it seems very exotic for such a simple recipe.I am breaking down the ingredients as per the steps of the recipe for simplicity’s sake. Otherwise, just the list of…

Sunday Brunch..Chole Batura

This Post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006 Of all the american things that I have adopted in my day-to-day life, the one thing that I have accepted with open arms is the “Sunday Brunch” Tradition. What an excellent excuse for sleeping late into mid-morning….

Of ‘Maa ka Pyar’ and Gaajar ka Halwa ( And Beetroot, too)

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2006 Two brothers; One a cop, the other on the wrong side of the law. Both brought up in poverty by their hard-working widowed Mother. The cop tries to convince the other brother to surrender to the law…