Craft | Mural Art

Learnt this at a workshop in Chennai. It’s made with stone powder, cement powder and fevicol. It took a day to dry and then painted it with black colour and dusted with bronze powder.

Craft | Mehndi Art 1

My dear readers, I’m taking a small break from blogging as I have injured my right wrist. Doc says its due to inflammation of tendons around wrist bones. Phew! I’m prescribed immobility of right hand. Abbas played a movie to help me fight boredom and he couldn’t have chosen a better movie apt for my…

When the Bengali Chutney fired Tomatoes and Hired Strawberries…

A short visit to supermarket on Friday evening on the way back home… The store was decorated with bright red strawberry posters. And signboards reading “Strawberries at rock bottom price!!!” Am I to be blamed if these were temptations enough for me to swiftly load my shopping cart with a box of these berries? I…

Geeta Baliga | Amchi Food | Sprouted Masoor Dal Ambati

Ingredients: Masoor dal – 1 cup sprouted (soak masoor dal in water over night, remove from water and keep for another 12 hours till it gets sprouts) Garam masala powder – 1 tsp (optional) Onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped Salt to taste Grind together: Grated coconut – 1 cup Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp Tamarind – 1…

Garlic Butter Rolls

The garlic pull apart rolls have been such a super duprt hit in the blogosphere lately. Most bloggers have tried this and it has received accolades from each one of them. My first attempt at these was a super duper flop. I cursed the yeast and was about to trash the whole packet. Exactly then I saw…

Chicken Vindaloo

I have quite a handsome number of items in my “Non-exhaustive To-do” list at any given point of time. How I wish there were more than 24 hours a day or perhaps only 6 hours at work and a mandatory holiday on Wednesdays. No, I don’t wish for weekends to be longer than 2 days….

Geeta Baliga | Amchi Food | Kuvale Puli Kodhel – Ash Gourd Curry

This is one of the delicacies relished by Konkanis How to make? Ash gourd – 3 or 4 cups, thick skin peeled and cut into 1″ cubes Jaggery powder – 2-3 tbsp Curry leaves – 10-12 sprigs Tamarind – marble sized ball (or 1tbsp tamarind pulp) Salt to taste Cook with ash gourd cubes very little water along…