5 Fasting Foods for Shivratri

As a child Shivratri always held a special place in my heart. The revelry in and around our home on this day was infectious. Some people started chanting mantras early in the morning while others loudly played bhajans on their tape-recorders for others’ benefit. Waking up early and accompanying our parents to the temple was …

Tasty stir-fried stuffed baby tomato recipe

I have few favourite ingredients that I love to work around with. Tomato, with its versatility and nutritive value, is one such. Any gravy recipe is incomplete without it. I use it extensively in my cooking and keep trying to find ways to make it taste different and more interesting than before. The other day …

Fun and healthy tiffin ideas for kids #Bonhappetee

The lady and I glanced at each other and broke into a knowing laugh. Our “Did you finish your tiffin?” enquiry to our respective kids had received a straight “NO!” for an answer, yet again. As I walked away from her I couldn’t help wondering to myself. Am I not doing enough or should I try …

Tofu and Sweet Potato Snack Recipes

One of the things I love about cooking is the endless possibilities it offers us. Knowing recipes is one thing and creating something extraordinary out of them by introducing our personal tweaks is another. Retaining originality is one thing and mixing it up by infusing new flavours is another. I like to surprise my tongue …

Claiming myself back: From greasy indulgence to a lean preference #MyFriendAlexa

It was immensely agonising for me to resignedly sit and stifle my hearty appetite for those few minutes. The wafting delicious aroma was increasingly, painfully punishing. However, I had to put my foot down. How could a Pav Bhaji joint run out of butter and serve me without the garnish of a dollop of my …