Category Dinner

Chocolate Orange cake: Happy valentines day!!


Can you think of a better way than to indulge in some sinful flavours of orange infused chocolate this valentine’s day? If you really have a suggestion to top this one, then I am all ears my friend! Orange and chocolate has been my weakness since I was a kid. Well, I was never a chocolate […]

Carrot Mania: more ideas for sides


Bugs bunny is  among the top 5 animated characters in my list. First of all, he’s got the looks, he’s smart and witty and health conscious (after all, he only eats carrots). My carrot frenzy has been there ever since I was a kid. My two favourite things to eat: Carrot and laddos. So, till […]

Fun Sundays with assorted greens: my favourite side dish (aalo, baingan, wadi)


I love the flavour of spices and how they compliment various vegetables. One of ways of adding a concentrated spice flavour in Indian cuisine is adding Wadi. Wadi is a dried concentrate of soaked lentils and whole spices. Lentils are soaked overnight and then ground to a fine thick paste. To this paste, whole spices […]

Feast time with some Moroccan Tagine and lemongrass cous cous


Vegetable Tagine with lemon grass infused cous cous Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.  ~ Elizabeth Berry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The moment a liking for a certain thing crosses the boundaries that define the ordinary, we realize it is obsession and in most cases it is there […]

Mushroom and spinach Quiche


Last weekend my mom and I went for a picnic to Humayun’s tomb. Though I’ve been to this place before, but found that the amount of people visiting this time was enormous. Yes, this place has gained popularity by the recent visit of Barack Obama, but if you ask me, the tomb deserves much more […]

Fresh Minestrone!


While I had been away from all the cooking, numerous things were keeping me busy: work being the first of them (but of course) followed by a short trip to Amritsar. Amritsar city is overly crowded and the noise pollution makes me want to run and hide in a monestary… but all that fades away […]

Rajma Masala: An Indian take on red kidney beans


Anyone whose anyone knows a North Indian’s (esp. Delhi) love for Rajma. One does not qualify to be called a true Delhiite if you can’t proclaim your love for it.. and how I achieved the same was by naming one of my email ID’s after it. This diwali my initial plan was to make Kadhi […]

Green Pea Soup


Winters is the best time to enjoy the sun! The same sun that we play hide and seek with in Delhi’s hot months of May and June. So yes, winters give us Delhiites a reason to dress up in those lovely turtle necks (anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge turtle neck fan!), […]