Tabakh Maaz (Kashmiri style Lamb Ribs)

Tabakh Maaz (Kashmiri style Lamb Ribs)

A traditional dish from Kashmir that is an integral part of the wazwan feast.

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Nalli Gosht (Lamb Shanks simmered in yoghurt and spices)

Nalli Gosht (Lamb Shanks simmered in yoghurt and spices)

I sat down to write this post and poof….the mind’s blank! Words aren’t flowing easily though there are tons of things I would like to share with all of you. On the more positive side, I received a mail from Leon who has created an infographic for rebateszone.com on ‘Top 50 Food Bloggers in Australia’. [...]

Kerala style Grilled LeatherJacket in Banana Leaf

Kerala style Grilled LeatherJacket in Banana Leaf

It’s a cold, wet day in Melbourne today and it makes me super lazy. And it’s Thursday already, which makes me even lazier with the comforting thought of the approaching weekend. But there’s a mountain of work that I need to wade through before the end of the day and writing this post is one [...]

Tomato Egg Chutney

Tomato Egg Chutney

Indian cuisine is perhaps, the most diverse in the world. The cuisine, produce, ingredients, techniques do not just differ from state to state but can be unbelievably diverse within the different parts of a state. Having spent an entire childhood abroad, my vision of Indian cuisine was largely restricted to my home state, Kerala. Apart [...]

Malai Kebab (Minced Chicken Patties cooked in Spices, Aromatics and Cream)

Malai Kebab (Minced Chicken Patties cooked in Spices, Aromatics and Cream)

When the head’s gone blank and you have no clue how to start a conversation, you talk about the weather. And that’s what I am going to do….. Summer is almost over; it was a peek-a-boo show this year which was rather disappointing. The cold, winds and rain are almost setting in which deports me [...]

Dahiwala Gosht (Lamb simmered with spices in a smoky yoghurt curry)

Dahiwala Gosht (Lamb simmered with spices in a smoky yoghurt curry)

Freedom of speech and expression! Emblazoned on every media platform, this phrase has taken the world by storm and endless heated debates post the Paris massacre. What does freedom of speech mean to you? To me, it means more than literary freedom; it means more than putting my pen to paper and writing whatever crap [...]

Paneer Tawa Masala (Indian Cottage Cheese Curry with Spices and Aromatics)

Paneer Tawa Masala (Indian Cottage Cheese Curry with Spices and Aromatics)

This is going to be my last post for 2014. Oh! What a year it has been….personally and professionally. A lot of ups and downs, good and bad……every bit a learning curve or an experience that has matured and wizened me plenty. Super-busy days, I have not been cooking much. Christmas was at a friend’s [...]

Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Transcending cultural barriers through food…..a topic so close to my heart! And that is exactly what I am sharing today. No traditional Christmassy recipe; instead a traditional lamb dish from Kashmir, a breathtakingly beautiful land conflicted by petty religious and geographical differences. Harissa, the North African spice blend is quite famous but do not confuse [...]