Baingan Bhajjiyas

Baingan Bhajjiya

Walk through any Indian street during late morning or early evening and you are bound to get the delicious smell of deep-fried bhajjiyas bubbling away in big cauldrons of oil. I am catering to the masses here and calling them Continue reading

Veg biryani at Kadiris of Hendon

Veg biryani at Kadiris of Hendon

In what has been a momentous week for cricket in India, I, like billions of others, have spent the last four days scouring the internet for feel good quotes about one Mr Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. In fact, India’s news channel Continue reading

Egg Bread

egg bread

To Peterborough last Sunday for the son’s swimming competition and the burning question was “what about lunch?”. Burning for the supporters that is; the competitor was instructed by his coaches to carry bagels filled with chicken and cut into quarters. Continue reading

Chilli Paneer

Like other fellow Indians, the family is obsessed with Chinese food – hang on, better correct this to “Indo-Chinese” to acknowledge the fact that the Chinese food we eat in the motherland doesn’t taste anything like the real thing. Oh, Continue reading

Chicken Biryani from Kadiris of Hendon

Kadiris of Hendon

Last Saturday after a long bike ride with some friends, we realized that we had found the biryani that would wear the yellow jersey. It started like this: husband’s aunt kept mentioning a place called Kadiris in Hendon. As I Continue reading

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

Chicken Biryani at Little India, Geneva

Little India

Yes, this is an “Away” biryani – “away” in Europe that is. I blame the blog. It’s almost second nature now to go to a new place and stake out potential biryani candidates. For example, whilst at Wimbledon yesterday we Continue reading

Radhe Traditional Indian foods (pure veg)

Radhe

Obviously we pick one of the wettest days of the year to do our “admin” – defined in our household as mind-numbing tasks that are not related to eating, swimming, playing/watching cricket, cycling or going for a nice long walk. Continue reading

Chicken biryani at Indian Orchid, North Finchley

Indian Orchid

Of all my friends in London, Lisa reminds me the most of the mates that I have left behind in Bombay owing to the stimulating ‘intellectual’ conversations that we always have when we meet for dinner. Try this: when we Continue reading