A mouthful of Poha and Eternal Friendship

Sitting under the dim lights in the railway station, we would devour the ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ comics, without missing a word, until our train screeched to a stop in front of us.Hurriedly we would climb the steps, find our seat  and once agin dive nose deep into our comics….precious memories, packed in picture books, how…

ZUCCHINI BITES/ VADAS

Zucchini Bites/ Vadas It’s been raining hard last night, the earth is soaked, a kind of freshness in the air, the green grass is growing all over the place,an old hindi song is playing, a kind of peace prevails.Some feelings come packed with food memories….. standing next to a mobile cart, roadside, eating hot vadas…

ZUCCHINI PAKORAS /FRITTERS

Zucchini Pakoras / Fritters If you have watched the rain slash on the window panes, while you comfortably curled up in a window seat eating your pakoras & sipped hot coffee, then you, like me have been to heaven & back sometime in your life.There is something about cold weather & pakoras that brings out…

KARA PORI/ SPICY PUFFED RICE

Kara Pori / Spicy Puffed Rice The sun was out, a gentle breeze was blowing, glorious weather was here for the weekend, basking in all the warmth, I stepped out to water my plants, a sudden urge to make this Kara Pori/Spicy Puffed rice took over.Growing up in a little town in South India, where…

MASAL VADAI/ SPICY PATTIES

Masala Vadai /Spicy Patties The past two days it has been raining like it would go out of fashion,good for the grass…it has turned green all over the place and it’s a squeaky joyful mess under your feet.What could seal the deal….Masala vadai off course!!! A classic South Indian snack,yummy & crispy best eaten along…

SPINACH & CHEESY CHICKEN PINWHEELS

SPINACH & CHEESY CHICKEN PINWHEELS ( Eggless ) “Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!! “………………..Christmas Carols are in the air and just like the lyrics, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire…

SPINACH & MUSHROOM CHEESE QUICHES

SPINACH & MUSHROOM CHEESE QUICHES There is this festive air around,the energy so vibrant when you step out in the open,lots of laughter,bright colors in-spite of the freezing temperatures outside,kids hopping around,frantic last minute shoppers,endless traffic….still a merriment in the air.Growing up in a land which had a festival at the drop of a hat,Christmas…

CHICK PEAS SUNDAL

CHICK PEAS SUNDAL ” Sundal” is a traditional South Indian snack,relished by everyone who has roots there.Sundal means many things to many people,the “pattu/silk” mamis/brahmin ladies of the South especially Tamilnadu prepare different varieties of Sundal using all different lentils during the festival of “Navarathri” celebrated in devotion to the Goddess Devi.Then there are those…