Aloo Bhajjiya

aloo bhajjiya

I have spent my entire life running away from the “Bharatiya Nari” tag. Translated as “the Indian woman”, it is widely interpreted as a good Indian “domesticated” woman. Yes, the same woman we see fast asleep on the morning commute Continue reading

Radhe Traditional Indian foods (pure veg)


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

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

Potato wadas of leftover potato bhaji

Potato wada

As everyone knows, Puri Bhaji is the son’s favourite food along with Chicken tikka (of which he ate more than his body weight in India). What normally happens at home after the Puri Bhaji is consumed enthusiastically is that a Continue reading

Guest blog – Goat biryani recipe by Kaniska Chakraborty of Calcutta

Goat biryani recipe

About Kaniska (in his own words) I am a self confessed foodaholic, fat middle aged person with advertising as a day job. I have been cooking since forever. I started cooking as a mean to feed myself in my student Continue reading