Gatte ki Sabzi

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2006 I am so late for the JFI-Flour event, its ridiculous. But, as a fellow blogger just told me (I was late for her event,too), Life Interferes…I couldn’t just not post, so I am posting a recipe that…

Kadgi Sukke…Raw Jackfruit Curry

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006 So sorry Guys! I uploaded the photos thinking I will type in the post soon and poof, the modem conks out. Just had the “modem guy” come in and straighten things out. And, So the post comes…

Chalta Hai…Diwali Hai

This Post was originally posted on my now defunct Blog Past, Present & Me ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 Finally, My kids decided to sleep at the same time, giving me some time to cook up those diwali goodies that I wanted to make. I went for the simple ones first, the ones that I had…

Peanut Baje

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006  Last night, after I made these, I had no energy to do a write-up, let alone just type the recipe. So, remeding it today. Of all the countless variety of dishes and cuisines that India has, if…

Making up with Mirchi ka Salan

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2006 The first weeks of November saw me go back to the world of 9 to 5 and my son going into deep disillusionment. He had believed that his mommy was going to be there ‘always, always’. Turns…

Thanksgiving with Pumpkin Pie

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me  ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2006 “Its time we jumped on to the Thanksgiving Bandwagon.” You know the feeling. The feeling of coming home from work knowing what follows is a looooooooonng weekend and since we don’t celebrate thanksgiving, just lazing around and…

Toast to the Coconut with Tomato Coconut Rice

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007 Coconut has long been maligned as a non-healthy food,”full of saturated fat and a potential risk to the heart. Its bad for your cholestrol levels and other such.” The cuisine that I have been raised on, however,includes…

Basic Onion-Tomato Gravy 101

You know the feeling. It’s raining, lets deep fry something with hot chai or its cold, I want something robust that would fill me up and keep me warm.

To Roast a Chicken…

…. Nope, not gonna see me wring a chicken’s neck and pluck its feathers, no siree. I have to hop in my heated seats, power doors, gas-guzzling much-bigger-than-I-actually-need sports utility vehicle, pick me up some nice, already dead, de-necked, de-feathered