Bhindi Masala-Okra

Lady Finger – Okra – Bhindi One of the most simplest vegetable, yet the least understood vegetarian ingredients of the world.   A vegetable rich in Vitamins, minerals and a good source of Calcium, it is used widely in Indian Cuisine.   There are at least 20 different documented recipes I could find in India.  It is…

Vegetarian Biryani – with Jackfruit

Yesterday’s cooking session went on a different route than our usual Thali .  Our guests from the USA wanted to have a biryani, and since I am  only doing Vegetarian Meals, I had just the perfect Veggie Version of our National Favorite ‘Biryani’ I have been longing to do it in our cooking sessions and wondered…

Lauki Ke Kofte

A long delayed recipe is Lauki Ke Kofte.  This a regular preparation in our Classes, it won’t be wrong to say that this is one of the most cooked dishes of our Jaipur Home Cooking Sessions.  So lets gather the ingredients.   This dish is a great Vegetarian  / Vegan substitute for any meat kofta. …

Masala Base with onions, whole spices, cashew and coconut milk

With every dish I cook in our cooking sessions I emphasize on learning the base sauces.  Indian cooking has never been taught in Culinary Schools, it is taught by our families confined to the home kitchens, hence it has not been documented in terms of its parts, bases etc.  And there is no way you…

Palak Chawal

This is a recipe which I had my doubts about, but wanted to try it anyways as the combination is very interesting.  It has both of my favorite ingredients Spinach and Rice.  So I gave it a go and honestly I am surprised by its beautiful togetherness.  It is a perfect blend.  And it can…

Stir Fry Veggies with Desiccated Coconut

Past few years I have had the chance of visiting South of India quite a many times, and with every visit I am becoming a bigger fan of the neat flavors of my country’s southern region.  Easy to do, rich in nutrients, light on your stomach and always Yum! What more to ask from food…

Healing with Food : Dinning Therapy

Happiness in life is a complicated achievement. Does it ever happen? Yea it does, it happens everyday. And so is loneliness and depression. It is part of your DAY. For me Life is 1 day at a time. I live today, I die today, I cry today, and I survive today. With so much talking…

A walk down the memory lane – Pinkcity train Cutlet

My memories are mostly filled with many different food experiences. The things that I have never been able to forget is the flavor, aromas, and experience of food that I have eaten.  Every time I want to re-experience any particular memory or time or place or people I cook what is associated with them.   Whenever…