Category North India food

Savoury lentil Pancakes: Soaked mung bean


We’ve had our share of panckes made from flour in various forms so this time  I decided to try something different. Crepes made for various lentils are a common snack in Indian cuisine. Lovingly called a Cheela, it is a must have when you decide to visit India. With its filling ranging for the usual spiced […]

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 […]

Load up on the goodness of sesame: Til Laddos (Sugary Sesame seed balls)


Continuing the discussion on Indian food, it would be impolite not to talk about laddos. Laddo is a staple and huge favourite not only in India but a lot of Asian cuisines. I dote on laddos like there is no tomorrow. Funny thing that as a kid I used to call them daalus, with the […]

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 […]

The Oberoi – Amarvilas


A visit to see the magnificent Taj can be enjoyed more by stopping over for lunch at The Oberoi  – Amarvilas. Known for its amazing view of the Taj Mahal since it is within 500 m from it, Oberoi is also known for its service. Most of my journeys have a hint of adventure associated with […]

Zaffran At Kasbah


We celebrated my mom’s birthday a few weeks back and for that I wanted to take her out to a new place. Since I did not  want her to spend majority of her time cooking for everyone else, I picked up this place – Zaffran. The restaurant is in the kasbah complex in G.K – […]

jamming at @Live, Bar and Restaurant


I loved my college days.. travelling all the way to North Campus and then taking one of those shared cabs from the main road till college! What a TASK it was! One had to be on their toes to get a seat in those cabs as they used to get filled as soon as they […]

Aachari Masala Bhindi: Spicy Okra


Discussing the logic and usability of the swinging doors installed in restaurants to divide the seating area and the kitchen, I was amazed to see that people always entered from their left. Whether this is a code devised to ensure one does on bump into the other or not is a mystery but it was […]

Planning a dinner party??


Throwing a dinner party is a fun task but planning for it is considered a tedious task by many. I follow a simple plan which helps me break this planning task to molecular plans and the task does not feel tedious at all… On the contrary, it a fun activity! I go step by step […]