Batatachi Poli (potatoes in a roti) recipe

Batatachi Poli

My mum is in Switzerland at the moment spending quality time with her Swiss grandchild. The son is keeping an eagle eye on proceedings – not so much because he is possessive of his grand mum  but mainly because he Continue reading

Paneer Kebabs

Paneer Kebabs

A couple of weekends ago we were invited to a spontaneous barbecue and I turned into an anthropologist’s case study (quite fittingly, as both the hosts have studied anthropology in Uni). Allow me to explain: the cultural anthropologist Marvin Harris Continue reading

Tayaba’s corn on the cob curry recipe

Corn on the cob curry

I have said this once and I will say it again: I absolutely love coconut in my curries. I first encountered a corn on the cob curry in Nairobi when we lived there for a year. The aunty who have Continue reading

Vimal’s Potato Curry recipe

Vimal's potato curry

On Friday this week, it will be three years since my dad passed away.  Fittingly for him, he died in the Wimbeldon fortnight (his last words to me were “Federer, Federer” ) as he was obsessed with sport and food. Continue reading

Tendli (Ivy Gourd) Sabji

Tendli sabji

This is what Tendli or Ivy Gourd looks like – most Indian children are violently “allergic” to it and I think it is only when you grow up that you begin to appreciate the taste of this vegetable. At least, Continue reading