Dharamshala – Of peace and happiness

My therapist had asked me to stay away from solo trips, after the emotional wreck I had turned into, post my Czech republic & Slovakia trip in 2016. And so I did. 2017 was all about being with people. One holiday with my son and the other with a friend. But now I felt ready….

Hampi

I am writing this exactly 3 months after I did this trip. I visited Hampi as part of my office retreat. Well, retreat is a fancy word. Let’s just call it a trip. I had been wanting to go there for a long time so I was really looking forward to it. But I was…

Mutton Dalcha

I love red meat. Love it’s own deep flavour which I find missing in chicken. I had ordered meat online and butterfingers led to 2 orders instead of 1. So, I had quarter a kilo of mutton (lamb) sitting in my freezer for a week which needed to be cooked now!! So, a Sunday morning…

Lettuce Soup

Lettuce doesn’t always have to be used for salad. Tired of eating through a whole lettuce by myself and feeling like a goat, I decided to convert it into a soup and get done with it. Here is my, clear the fridge, eat the greens recipe.   Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onions 2 cloves garlic…

Masala Ras Chawal with Mutton

Weekends are about experimenting with new recipes and last weekend I decided to peer through my recipe books. I took one of the cookbooks, a compilation of recipes from the members of a local women’s club, which I got my hands on, thanks to my friend’s mom. I picked this traditional Parsi recipe, because obviously…

Mum is the word

Helicopter, Crunchy Granola, Wine, Tiger, Dragon, Exhausted, Competitive, Frenemy, Hot Mess Sounds like some random words I threw together, right? Wrong! Apparently these are types of moms. Hot mess?!! Really?!! Like the classification into 5 typed based on psychological and parenting profile wasn’t enough, we have some more categories circulating in popular media. Some more…

To the light

What I am going to say now is going to invoke all kinds of reactions that is possible. I will get love, support, empathy. I will have people laughing at me. I will have people calling me crazy, if I think of the mildest name calling I would get. Most would scoff, calling it phony….

Koh Samui – The big 35th

Every adventure has a background. Usually. My trip to Koh Samui had a story dating back to 2012. I am not the one for making a big hoo haa for my birthdays. But, I am big into milestones. Celebrating important days and making memories. Anyone who knows me well, knows this. So obviously, I was…

Tom yum goong soup

  No, this isn’t about the movie. This is about the soup. The Goong means shrimp. Soups! What a delight during winters, or when you are down and out with a sore throat and cold. Which was the case when I tasted the best soup I ever have. On our last day in Koh Samui,…

Spicy Sticky Chicken

  I am sorry Jamie Oliver. (Apart from the fact that my food photography skills leave a lot to be desired) I wasn’t too happy with your recipe. I love you, admire you and follow you ardently. Yesterday, I was home and had one of the rare and precious moments where I can cook in…