Paneer Butter Masala

It was one of those weekdays when I returned home with kids very well exhausted. I was entering our apartment gate balancing two bags dangling from both my arms, two high spirtited kids, both my palms clutching each of them to not let them run away. A familiar voice ‘Soppui’ sounded like music to my ears. It…

Pani Puri

  Going back in time: During summer holidays, we would get hooked to watch all the TV serials that Annamma (granny) and Amma (mom) used to watch. There were two such Kannada serials called ‘Maya Mruga’ and ‘Naaku Tanti’ which were class apart from the normal ‘Saas Bahu’ or daily household ‘Khitpit’ saga. They were stories…

Dahi Vada

I was a very choosy and fussy eater in my childhood, rather till getting married. I remember my Ajja (Grandpa) would say ‘Khanche mulle baisunu assaki tugele bammunu. Tukka poLoche aile tenna, tu khainattille itemache list kornu divka takka’ (Meaning, wonder which corner of this world is your partner sitiing. when he comes to see…

Chhole – No Onion, No Garlic

Speaking of Chhole reminds me of the lady with whom I stayed as a Paying Guest. When I first joined the corporate world as a Fresher, I was sent on an ‘On The Job training’ to an all new place. It was just few months after my marriage and a great oppurtunity not worth missing. Due…

Chocolate Mousse

This was the October challenge on Sweet Punch and we were spoiled for choices as there was a Tomato Souffle and two varieties of Chocolate Mousse, one with eggs and the other without. The Eggless Chocolate Mousse was on my mind coz the prefix of recipe’s name said ‘Instant’. It had marsh mallows on the…