Dark Chocolate Beef Chili

Dark Chocolate Beef Chili

I am definitely not a winter person. Huddling (and sometimes getting lost) inside layers of clothing is not my idea of fun at all. I hate having to wear jackets all the time, running up huge electricity bills and totally getting blamed for it, washing dishes after dishes in the cold tiled kitchen (a food [...]

Potato Bell-Pepper Sabzi – an Indian Stir-Fry

It is the last day of 2013 and by this time tomorrow, we will all have entered a new year – one that all of us want to be filled with peace, love and happiness. And as always, we hope and look forward to a year of goodness not just for our families but for [...]

Pork Vindaloo…..a Goan classic

Every time I think of vindaloo, it is the pristine cool blue beaches of Goa that come to my mind. The ‘vindaloo’ features high in the list of Indian curries that have made a mark in the Western world. This is essentially an Anglo-Indian dish made famous from the Goan shores and is an adaptation [...]

Pindi Chole (Indian style Chickpeas spiced with Cumin and Pomegranate Seeds)

Pindi Chole (Indian style Chickpeas spiced with Cumin and Pomegranate Seeds)

I have eaten this dish a couple of times from dhabas (roadside Indian eateries) and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Initially, I thought it was just a variation of the regular chana masala but finally, when I got my hands on the recipe, was fascinated to find out that this was a totally different dish. [...]

Milagu Bhajji (Chillies fried in Chickpea flour batter)

I just realized how hard it is to translate this delicious Indian snack. A must-have street food at any time of the day especially during the monsoons. A simple batter with umpteen options – do not just stop with chillies but you can fry just about any vegetables even exotic ones like asparagus! And for [...]