A no frills Tomato Soup or Shorba as often called in India. It’s one you will find on the menu of any restaurant that features a ‘soup’ section. Very common and distinctly Indian from its use of spices.
Spring is finally here and I am so happy to see my toes again after a long, almost endless bleak winter. The cherry blossoms lining my street, the fresh vibrant produce in the markets, the skirts,singlets and thongs are all making me very happy. And I wanted to try and create something light and vibrant [...]
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 [...]
Some days my photography really suffers and today is one such. No matter how much I tried, the photographs refused to come to life. Frustration soon reared its ugly head and I quit trying. Frustration – the enemy that silently creeps in when we are trying so hard at something. He comes in and soon [...]
There’s a new salsa in town! Yes, I am talking of this humble Ethiopian tomato salad which has become our homestead’s current salsa fixation. Similar ingredients…yet not similar flavours, the signature flavour that marks this tomato salad different from a traditional salsa is ginger. Vegetarian meals are quite common in Ethiopia; simple and humble meals [...]
I love to experiment with cuisines, drawing inspiration from different styles of cooking, recipes, cuisines etc... and finally bringing it together as my own. This is one such dish. I first came across this fiery tomato sauce in a South African cookbook. Known as Babette’s fiery sauce, it was listed as one of the basic [...]