Rochester Hotel aka ‘The Rochey’ (Fitzroy, Melbourne)

Rochester Hotel aka ‘The Rochey’ (Fitzroy, Melbourne)

Kerala meets Melbourne! An excellent dining experience in the heart of Fitzroy.

Grilled Sardines with Recheado/Reshad Paste

Grilled Sardines with Recheado/Reshad Paste

Yes, it’s coming! The much dreaded ‘writer’s block’ which rears its ugly head occasionally is slowly creeping in. I can identify it these days. Starts with the physical self, a slow drain of energy which eventually creeps into my mind and pfffff…..I go blank. Unlike earlier, I don’t fight this phase anymore; neither do I [...]

Karwari Fish Curry

Karwari Fish Curry

This post was meant to go up 2 days ago. First I fell ill and then came the devastating news of the Sydney terrorist hostage siege. It has been an emotionally overwhelming 2 days. Terror strikes and terrorist attacks are not new; coming from India, I have indirectly experienced much bigger blood baths than this [...]

Goan Dal (Indian style Lentil curry with coconut and black kokum)

Goan Dal (Indian style Lentil curry with coconut and black kokum)

Goa – the most ‘tourisity’ place in India. Even I have visited Goa, as a tourist, and somehow the experience has not been the best for me. I liked the place, the beaches, the historical monuments, visit to the spice plantations, etc… but it was all through the eyes of a tourist without really imbibing [...]

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 [...]