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…

Why the shame?!

“Why do you care if it’s fries? You are so skinny. You can eat as much as you want!” “Do you even eat?” “Why do you need to work out? You’ll disappear!!” These are the standard questions I get. In person, on social media, everywhere. And trust me, these aren’t oh, I am concerned questions….

Never too late

My first memory of competing in Sports is the 100 meters race in my first grade.  I was in the lead until one of my classmates pushed me back, leading me to drop to the third position. Honestly, I don’t know if this is a false memory. I did run a race and I was…

Tryst with a Croissant

What do you do when you wake up at 4:30 a.m. on a weekend? First of all, you ask yourself. “What is wrong with you Rao?! Why can’t you be a normal person and sleep in?!!” Then you think how to while away your time. Being super pumped after a 2 and half mile run,…

Cub in the Lion city

” I am not sleepy!!” Our holiday begins with Aren protesting at 2 a.m. and refusing to sleep. Our flight was at 12:40 in the morning of the 17th of May. After we check in, we are informed that our flight has been delayed and will take off only at 5:15 a.m. I was pissed….