Favorite Meaty Street-food- Tangy & Spicy Chilly Chicken!

We Indians have a different version of ‘Chinese’ that apparently first originated in the vibrant city of Kolkata. It’s called as – “Indo-chinese” cuisine! So, outside of India, if a newly-migrated Indian tells you that they are extremely fond of Chinese food, you can safely assume that they are not talking about your traditional Chinese…

Kutchi Dabeli: Spicy Indian Street-food item, a gift from Gujarat!

Dabeli is a very popular Indian street-food item which originated in the state of Gujarat, in a place called Kutch. Hence the name, Kutchi Dabeli. Even though it was first introduced in Gujarat, Dabeli is wildly enjoyed across India, especially in Maharashtrian cities of Mumbai and Pune. Funnily, I had never tasted Dabeli in my […]

Spicy & Flavorful Bombay Masala Sandwich!

If you are from Mumbai, there are around 99% chances that this is one of your favorite snacks! Bombay, one of the most populous cities of the world and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, was re-named as Mumbai in the year 1995. Even though decades have passed since that time, still there…

The Fragrant Mint & Sweetcorn Pilao Rice!

Back when we were children, those weren’t the days of dining at sprawling, high-end hotels or brunches at a four-star resort. Nowdays, when I see everyone checking into the Marriott or Leela or Westin on facebook, I smile on remembering the time when we would look at the Taj Palace Hotel of Mumbai from across the street during the…

South-Indian special: Tangy Onion-Tomato chutney for Dosas and Idly!

What is a South-Indian meal without chutney? ……… and even though most of us prefer the traditional coconut chutney to accompany our Idlis and Dosas, I equally love having all the other varieties of delightful South-Indian chutneys just as much! Best thing about these Indian dips is that you can alter the taste any which way you like. Not a fan of garlic?…

Indian-style Veggie ‘Aloo tikki’ Burger!

If you go through my blog, you can see from my choice of dishes that I am not too stuck on ..ummmm….”healthy eating”. I am a huge foodie and I can wolf down an entire pizza when I am hungry. No light soups and salads for me. Bring on the burgers and hot-dogs and noodles and biryani….

Traditional Indian dessert- Gulab Jamuns (Soft, spongy dumplings soaked in sugary syrup!)

  Gulab jamun is easily the most beloved dessert of India! Be it Diwali or Holi, birthdays, anniversaries or any celebration, this sweet-dish is made for almost every festive occasion, in most of the Indian households. With Holi just round the corner, this is the perfect, easy recipe to try this week! Gulab jamuns are spongy, ‘melt in the mouth’ round dumplings, smothered in…