See the following picture – An innocuous looking packet that resembles a single helping of sugar is actually Ethylene which is a fruit ripener. I knew that fruits were being ripened using some chemical but every time you bought fruits from a shop, they would not be in a box and you assumed that they … Read more Fruit Ripening
The only Airawat I knew all along was the five tusked pristine white elephant that belonged to God Indra. Then I read about “Airaavatha” the Volvo buses run by Karnataka state bus service. Finally I now know that Airawat is also a Konkan Sweet and Sour dip ! I read about this dip in the … Read more Airawat …. not the elephant !
The world is in a strange space – on one hand, you have millions dying of hunger, or living with malnutrition and on the other hand, we waste tonnes of food. Walk into an office cafeteria that has a lunch buffet or even a restaurant that has a buffet or the most notorious of all, … Read more Just enough … Waste not
I have never liked dal (lentils). In any which way … I didn’t like the South Indian “kootu” or the North Indian plain dal fry. I would eat the Dal fry once in a while if there were no other options available. Similarly, the only way I liked Palak (spinach) was as Palak Paneer (Cottage … Read more OPOS Maharashtrian Dal Palak – new love
Since December 2016, I have been struggling with the movement in both my arms. My right collar bone had curved and I couldn’t move my arms freely … my right arm couldn’t be raised beyond a certain point in the front and I couldn’t touch my back :(. In Feb 2017 when we met with … Read more Sarva Anga Thrilled 🙂
Here’s a sample menu for breakfast/lunch – Breakfast – Poha, Sabudana Khichadi, Pav Bhaji, Pongal, Khichadi, Ammini Kozhukattai, Idli, Dosa, Semiya Upma, Rava Upma, Curd Semiya, Bhel Puri, Stew (ishtu) & idiappam, dhokla Lunch – Veg Biriyani, Sambar Rice, Rasam Rice, Dal Paalak, Puliyodare (Tamarind rice), Bisi Bele Baath, Paruppu Podi rice (Spiced lentil powder), … Read more Fresh Food Fetish … fuelled by OPOS
Ever since Nisha introduced me to OPOS I have been an ardent follower. I am not the kind that swoons over fancy dishes and cooking is just an essential skill – the sooner am done making what I want the better it is. The kitchen is not my refuge nor is cooking a passion. I … Read more The OPOS kit – inaugurated
My school buddy Javed was at home a couple of weeks back and he was looking fit and handsome. He refused to eat food because he had to go somewhere and also because he was eating slightly differently to get fit. That diet included a lot of sprouts which he was making by himself. I … Read more Sprouting Javed’s way !
Yesterday we came to Jaipur along with our friend Subbu and his family. The day before, Krishnan started the Toyota Corolla and left it running to keep the battery charged. A week before, the battery had died down because we hadn’t used that car for a few days. This set me thinking …. Last year … Read more Use it or Lose it
Krishnan and I like spicy food, so naturally we gravitated towards Thai food. For many years we were frequent visitors at a restaurant called Ros Thai, that came up in the Sahara Mall on M G Road, Gurgaon. They shut down in four to five years and many people blamed me :):), saying I reduced … Read more Hot and Sweet …. Veges