Sajjige Rotti with a dash of my spiritual journey

After a super hot and humid October, Mumbai breathed a sigh of relief this morning with a gush of cool breeze into our homes. Early mornings are my favourite time. Hot cup of chai, newspaper and the rising sun. No where in the world does sunrise feel so pure and healing. Guess I am biased 🙂  The…

Pan-fried Salmon and Garlicky Stir- fried Beans

I am on a healthy eating spree (again) which happens after piling on vacation weight. One of the meals I really enjoy in this very brief phase is a good chunk of protein and some veggies on the side. This post qualifies for the ‘throwback’ posts as the recipe was tried first time in our Seattle…

Fried Modak for Ganesh Chaturti / Chauti

Ganapati or Ganesha is one of the most loved Hindu gods.  My childhood stories often involved him and his funny adventures. Stories passed down generations talk about his love for food. Chaturti or his birthday is therefore a celebration of food in all its glory. Sweets, savoury, cripsy, various kinds of culinary delights are prepared to please him and…

Video blogging: Salmon with Rosemary-Garlic Potatoes and Salsa

My first video blogging experiment. Was shooting away while the husband cooked heavenly Alaskan Salmon with Rosemary-Garlic Potatoes and Salsa. I am still learning video editing so ignore the technical aspects Next video will be better! Recipe to be posted soon

Easy Canapés

My chef husband has earned a certain reputation for excellent canapés and amuse-bouche ideas at all his workplaces. At home as well, he can make something very simple look truly exotic. So this saturday while hosting GaGa’s birthday with Ambika I took his inspiration and created two kinds of canapés in my style! Had spotted cute little toasts in Fred Meyer….

Mini Bourbon Cookie Parfait

A bunch of us girls meet once in a month to catch-up on a much needed girlie time. We started this in November 2011 and have had loads of fun till now. This month it was my turn to host. Since it was Ekta’s birthday week, I wanted something dessertie but not a traditional cake….

Homemade Strawberry-Rhubarb jam

Last weekend Shailu and I organized a baby shower for our dear friends in Seattle, Tina and Rudy. When Tina broke the news about their baby and shared her first trimester ultrasound picture, I knew I have to throw her the best shower. Tina has always reminded me of my sister Akki. They are so…