Stovetop Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Living in a city where power fluctuations disrupt every aspect of your life [generator only fuels basics like fan and lights], and finding yourself unable to use the oven or a blender – has certainly forced me to rethink how I cook. I bake less often, make simple stovetop recipes, and minimize the use of any… Continue reading Stovetop Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Quick [Nargisi] Kofte w/o Gravy

A lot of meals for our family of 2 feature some grilled meat or tofu, with a side of baked veggies. The idea for one of us to eat clean and healthy is really about complimenting a daily gym routine, but for me, it’s about getting ahead of arthritis and a whole host of auto… Continue reading Quick [Nargisi] Kofte w/o Gravy

Savory Almond Scones

A few years ago [2009], I started to learn more about ‘healthy’ cooking and baking. It started with the Whole Life Nutrition cookbook that my friends/roommates swore by, not because they had any dietary constraints, but because they were interested in eating clean. Fast forward another 6 months and my very first roommate in Seattle was both… Continue reading Savory Almond Scones

Nabulsi Kunafa – Iraqi Dessert

One of the very first desserts I learnt to make with the first batch of Project Feast trainees was this kunafa – melt in your mouth combination of vermicelli dough, cheese and a floral essence. If you can get your hands on kataifi, then this recipe is a simple one. Even without the kataifi or… Continue reading Nabulsi Kunafa – Iraqi Dessert

Fenugreek [Methi] Salad

Most people think of methi leaves and conjure up images of parathas, theplas, aloo-methi subzi, methi in curries…you get the idea. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago, that someone urged me to try fresh methi leaves in a salad. Now, anyone who has attempted to eat methi on it’s own knows that it’s… Continue reading Fenugreek [Methi] Salad

The Fatty Bao [Bangalore]

A last minute late afternoon trip to The Fatty Bao proved to be the best thing I did yesterday – delicious panAsian food and fresh air. I’ve been hearing about this place for months, lots of people talk about going there or having eaten there, and how delicious the pork is, and did I know… Continue reading The Fatty Bao [Bangalore]

Om Made Cafe

I’ll be singing praise of Om Made Cafe in Bangalore, until the day I leave India.

The first time I came here, my friends and I sat and ate for 5 hours, without so much as getting a dirty look from the owners. The second time, I came with my partner, and had a relaxed mid-day lunch. The third time…you get the picture.

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Satisfying Lunches

Living in a country where the standard lunch item seems to be rice or roti [wheat flatbread] in massive quanitities, which put me in a food coma within seconds of eating, I crave simple fresh meals more often. Don’t get me wrong, I love Indian food. All kinds of Indian food. North. South. East. West.… Continue reading Satisfying Lunches