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Archives for: November 2012

rest assured!

I was planning to go out this weekend... just a chotta honeymoon before our anniversary next week which apprantely is on a week day and i am sure none of us will be free for mushy love. yaa... maybe a romantic dinner that night! but we are very practical when it comes to work and reserve weekends rather than waste a working day to hold hands and talk like /...

act of leftovers!

I normally cook in perfect quantities... leftovers are never an issue in my kitchen.yet some days they just kinda stick into my eyes from the kitchen platform. and i hate stuffing them in the fridge! the fridge has better things qualified to stay in there.but a few intelligent ones always knows when i have leftovers in the kitchen- i love it when i see th /...

diwali potluck 504

Diwali had one more potluck to see, last night !yesterday morning was dull. had nothing much to do on a sunday post diwali... woke up late to be greeted with a dry (sans butter/jam/sugar) breakfast.the day began with a potluck planned for the evening, and i was thrilled as it was at my bestie samina's place- block 504. the bengali miya-biwi lives alone in /...

diwali potluck 101

Diwali has always been my favorite part of the year... its like christmas for us at home. the christmas we see in hollywood movies... certainly diwali that is shown in bollywood movies is a little more than realistic. there are no women clad in heavy clothing ready to dance in the background as the kuwari girl sings and dances to lure all the kuwara-s of t /...

Bonvivant- a review

One of the best things about being a food blogger is being invited to a restaurant to try their new menu. i was more than delighted to give it a try. we went to this place called Bonvivant at law garden... right in the middle of a busy bustling place. its often closed down for vehicles in the evenings and mornings. one has to walk around and shop from the /...

nibble nibble

So It was karva chauth on friday ehh??no clue what it exactly is apart form all that DDLJ and hindi tv sitcoms have showed me all these years. I am a pure gujju and gujjus dont celebrate karva chauth ... yet it is always nice to be pampered and loved with food and gifts by the ladies gang at P101 who do it.though the bumpy bellies ain't fasting this year /...

The Okra Show

Hahahaaa... the other day a friend at P101 told me how she began learning kitchen rules and cooking after her wedding date was fixed. she thought she knew it all until on the 3rd day after wedding she was asked to cook bhindi aka okra aka ladies finger. she chopped 'em into pieces and dumped them in a pressure cooker with water and spices! whooopss!! it s /...