Varan Bhath – Split yellow peas and rice

varan bhat

I have spent a large part of my graduate and post graduate years putting in the word “Indian” in application forms that asked for my religion and caste. Don’t know if application forms are different in India now but at Continue reading

Biryaniquest in India – So much of food, so little time


So much food. So little time. That’s what you feel like after a two week holiday in the motherland.  There is just too much to eat and not enough hours (and we won’t mention lack of tummy space) to pack Continue reading

Chicken Biryani at Masala Zone – guest blog by my friend Laura

Chicken biryani at Masala Zone

Laura’s Disclaimer I am no Indian cookery expert. I follow where Poornima & Kunda lead – if they tell me it’s good then I like it. I love Indian food, and invites round to the Saini-Kirloskar house are always accepted, Continue reading