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…

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…