Sabudana Khichdi

My late mum was a practicing Hindu and for most of her life she fasted on Thursdays. While she did try to instil religion in me, it never took hold. However, I must say I absolutely love the snacks she’d make for fasting. This, undoubtedly is my favourite. I don’t care about which religion you’reContinue reading “Sabudana Khichdi”

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I am not even sure why I’m writing this down. This is dumb. The name is grilled cheese sandwich, it should be self-explanatory. I call this a Toastie, but then I am writing for a wider audience and Toastie isn’t that self-explanatory. I dedicate this article to my near and dear friend/sister Sukanya. She boughtContinue reading “Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

Manchow Soup

Manchow Soup available in most restaurants and street vendors in India. As far as I know, it has been named ‘Manchow’ after the Manchuria province except the Manchurians haven’t a clue about this. Regardless, it tastes good, so why not try it. As I’m writing this the COVID 19 pandemic rages on, and people areContinue reading “Manchow Soup”


So I’ve always said this, Dal Chawal is the baap of comfort food. And, as an Indian, you have so many options for this stuff! In 2016 I went for a long ride around Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Goa, spending around 23 days with the love of my life, my Iron Bitch, Champa. I always thinkContinue reading “Saambaar”

Mexican Rice

The first time I had Mexican rice was on a date in Vishakhapattanam, India and fell in love with it. It’s really easy to make and brings back some cute memories. Either way, it’s a perfect one pot meal, and any accompaniment is strictly optional. One of my friends called it hipster Rajma-Chawal which whileContinue reading “Mexican Rice”

Paneer Bhurji

I usually make this only when milk goes bad in my fridge. It’s a good way to repurpose spoiled milk. Now, many people have an ethical issue with this dish, namely, one eating milk solids from what one is usually supposed to throw out. However, I’d argue that paneer is something that Indians have beenContinue reading “Paneer Bhurji”

Mutter Paneer

One of the most popular vegetarian dishes in Indian restaurants, this thing is really easy to make and for some reason loved by most vegetarians. A lot of recipes are going to call on the use of whole spices. I don’t really see the point of using whole spices if you’re also using the sameContinue reading “Mutter Paneer”

Baingan Ka Bharta

Okay, so let’s get this out of the way first. The big purple baingan used in baingan ka bharta is the same as the one used as a penis emoji. Now that our collective inner 12 year old has stopped giggling, we can proceed. I find baingan interesting because it is one of those authenticContinue reading “Baingan Ka Bharta”