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”

Saambaar

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”

Chole or Chana Masala

Chole has always been one of my favourite dals since I was a kid.  It’s bloody easy to make, and tastes amazing. Now, if you were in Northern India, you can find Chole added to almost everything, from samosas to chaat, as well as the always popular chole-chawal or Chole Bhature. I have never reallyContinue reading “Chole or Chana Masala”

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”

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”

Pithla

If you ever happen to visit Sinhagad, Maharashtra, which is this lovely medieval fortress near Pune, Maharashtra, you will come upon a few food joints. These joints serve traditional food from the area, like bhakri and mutton curry,, and so on, and you will see one of the more peculiar sides to Marathi cuisine. YouContinue reading “Pithla”

Hakka Noodles

Chinese food is probably the most replicated food around the world, however, what we Indians call “Chinese Food” is probably just “Indian food” to most people of Chinese origin. However, street food is my guilty pleasure, and there’s no harm done in learning to cook it at home. I learned this by watching a streetContinue reading “Hakka Noodles”

Rajma

If you’ve been to North India, be it in the street, or be it at a wedding, you know that people are crazy about Rajma Chawal. It’s a staple and yet a delicacy, something that doesn’t happen that often. I always find it interesting because Rajma, Chili, and Tomato are all from Mexico and weren’tContinue reading “Rajma”