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

Pucker up to some Cranberry-Apple Chutney!

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2006 Its the season for cranberries. Its one of the main things that I look forward to as thanksgiving approaches and it is also something I buy only during thanksgiving and never before. In any form. No cranberry…

Making the Weekday Special with Chilli Chicken

Of late, there have been discontent in the family about the food that coming out my kitchen during week days. Discontent that they were just not as exciting as before. Discontent that began erupting with mild comments, mild comments that turned into mutterings when food was served, mutterings that turned into snide comments, and snide comments that finally became loud complaints.

Phodis

This post was originally published on my now defunct blog Past, Present & Me  ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007  There is no dearth of deep-fried goodness in konkani food. There is an seemlingly endless variety of bajjo-s, phodi-s and ambado-s , just to name a few. This is what I understand is the difference between each….