Aaaaaappoooooossss………Till a few years ago, this is a cry that used to echo in the streets of Mumbai and it was this cry that heralded the onset of summer. We used to rush to the balcony to spot the seller of Alphonso or Hapoos mangoes and beckon him home so that
Daddojanam (Tair Saadam in Tamil or Dahi Bhaat in Hindi) is a traditional favourite with most South Indians. Give us this day our daily dose of curd rice, we say! Nothing goes down better than a portion of cool daddojanam on a hot summer day! Or then any other day. Nor is
As the unusually hot Summer continues, my quest for cool things continues… 🙂 Today, I was yearning for something sweet and cool to eat when I suddenly realised I could make Phirni. I have been meaning to make Phirni for ages but somehow have been side-tracked by something or the other.
Gutti Vanakaya Koora is a traditional favourite in Andhra Pradesh. This variation of this perennial favourite is the way we love it at home. What I like about this koora is that it retains the basic taste of the Vankaya while the Menthi Podi adds just the right amount of spice. And oh,Continue reading
These past few years, summers in Mumbai have been scorching and this year is no different! We have heard a number of explanations for why this is so (hot winds blowing from the North is the latest) but that does nothing to mitigate our suffering. Apart from searching for shade, switchingContinue reading
Pindi Miriyam is a technique that uses raw rice (hence, the pindi in the name) and pepper (miriyam) as the base for the curry gravy. I love this version of the pindi miriyam because it includes a whole lot of vegetables and lentils in a delectable pepper-based gravy that isContinue reading