Marinated Spicy Chicken Gravy in Yogurt Pepper Mix

                          We had our first snowfall yesterday, a little too early for snow but here it is.The landscape suddenly turned magical with a little sprinkling of snow dust on the fall leaves, the earth was filled with bright vibrant colors on a white…

Eggplant/Brinjal and Sesame Seed curry

  The past few days has been a tad bit cold even for Fall weather.The need to stay indoors was  a welcoming thought, though the need to go see the Fall foliage in all it’s glory was an endless ache within. How do we deal with two opposite emotions, yet come home to a spicy…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup / Mutton Soup/Fall soups

        Light the fire, throw on a sweater and make a pot of soup, coz there is no better comfort food in Fall than a steamy bowl of hot delicious spicy soup or stew. Our temps have nosedived into the 30’s today, frigid outdoors & the only way to beat the cold…

November Rain

It’s been a cold start to November, the rains and the gusty winds are slashing on my windshield, as I drive through the slippery roads that reflect the traffic lights.  A song plays in my head, the lyrics from Gun’s & Roses crystal clear….. “…..Nothin’ lasts forever And we both know hearts can change And…

I’ve never met a pumpkin, I didn’t like !

Everyone around is in the mood for carving Jack-O- Lanterns this weekend, Halloween is almost here !  A visit to the pumpkin patch each year has almost become a tradition at our home, ever since I moved to this country. Something about those orange balls lying on the hay or farm grounds  warms my soul.It…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup/Spicy South Indian Mutton Soup

The Fall season is upon us, gently she tiptoed in at the heels of Summer turning the air crispy and sending the leaves flying in the breeze, yet how sweetly she colors the leaves each one a magnificent proof that the Creator indeed was an artist to begin with. Wanting to make a spicy soup…

Sunday morning, up with the lark…..

“Sunday morning, up with the lark I think I’ll take a walk in the park Hey hey hey, it’s a beautiful day……” Looking outside my window, seemed like it is  going to be a beautiful Sunday, the sun was up, birds chirping, our pet dog was happy  and ready to go on her morning walk…….

Kick off Fall season with a trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Each year when the leaves start to turn color, we have made it a family tradition to visit a pumpkin patch/farm or a corn maze, it’s a kind of Fall pilgrimage to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, the sweet aroma of apple cider and doughnuts coloring our  eyes with the rich rusty colors…