Duck Duck, and more Duck

I really like experimenting with new proteins. I had duck a couple of times around the city, but very few people have been able to wow me. I wanted to try an easy spicy duck curry, and when I suddenly saw that duck meat was available on Bigbasket, I was overjoyed. I wish I could…

Winter Waffle Wonderland

Winter is here. Sure, it’s not as cold as we’d prefer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a weekend cuppa without worrying about calories. And sunlit mornings on the weekend are all the better with a perfect breakfast. I LOVE waffles. I had perfect ones ages ago in a tiny pop-up on Elgin road,…

The Curry is Greener

On the other side? Possibly. Happy weekend folks. I’m in the middle of a fitness regime, an upcoming exam, and last but not the least : it was my birthday yesterday! I had a lovely time with my dearest friends, there’s nothing better than a heart to heart to soothe the soul. Possibly followed by…

Back on Track Muffins

Hey guys! Sorry for the late post. I was in a dilemma, whether to get on the Thanksgiving bandwagon or man up and get fit again. What pushed me toward the better option is that a dozen weddings are looming in the horizon, DEMANDING I look my fabulous best. I’ve finally gotten back to counting…

Good Morning to Choux

Hi folks… I’m always on the lookout for delicious pastry options which are also light, and I’m a huge fan of breakfast profiteroles, croissants and the like. I recently bought a lovely digital scale, and I remembered the pastry known for its precision and finickiness. (is that a word?) Choux. In French, it means cabbage…

A Bowl of Winter Goodness

Winter is here. It’s that time of the year for fluffy sweaters, hot cocoa and reminiscence. I know you’re supposed to eat more calories or fattier food in this weather, but being an Indian and having mild winters makes me like fragrant curries and spices in my food that keep me warm, instead of those…

Cheesecake 2.0

Today is Bhaiphonta. I’ve always been close to my cousins, be it the camaraderie we shared from day 1, playing fake ghost games, talking about something or nothing at all, and growing up together, we’ve all been close. This day has been very important, seeing as I haven’t missed a single one. We get each…

Que Pasa, mi Amigo?

I don’t know why, but I’ve always been kind of morose around Diwali. The brighter the outside, the emptier it feels sometimes. I guess when you’re with people that matter, though, that kind of feels like someone is sharing the void you occupy. Your nostalgia, your empty thoughts, they don’t feel as empty any more….

Easy Peasy Prawn Balls

I was going insane looking for what would serve to be the opening course at last weekend’s little party. I knew it had to be relatively mainstream (i.e. Not nachos) but not too labour intensive. Everyone in family loves prawn, but some are allergic to shells. So I served these tiny morsels of goodness at…

Shamelessly Mainstream Lemon Meringue Pie

I’m going to cut to the chase. In the dying embers of the glory that Durga Puja brings, smuggle in desserts before your guilt weighs heavier than your paunch. I made this pie as part of the Bijoya lunch at my place for family, and it has been declared by discerning palates to be close…