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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 /...

post honey singh evening

Guess who we met last evening?it certainly has been a while since Ganu lastpeople gave him money and he let them touch him, i touched his trunk... so strong n rough! it sure was a cute experience though...we were at a Honey Singh concert that turned out to be a flop show!! i pity those who paid a huge amount for the passes which was tuned off within 20 mi /...

band-aids to disaster cooking!

So last night i was so excited to cook a cheesecake. i found the recipe on a cooking blog !!! (hell, i am never gonna do this to my readers) i took pictures of all the ingredients and mixes and stages so i could paste it here and share with you but it was a massive disaster!!the crust came out in crumbles and it didnt taste like a cheese cake at all. :(i /...

Craving Mexican- a review

Had been craving for some red beans n salsa sauce since Saturday...but PG n I vowed we would only eat out once a week and mostly that is Sunday evening. so i asked for restaurant suggestions on Facebook on Saturday evening and reached 'Just Mexican' on Sunday evening.  we found the seating soon and definitely there was a queue for ordering and /...

indulges

Spend the beginning of this week at my parent's place. there's nothing more wonderful than spending time with mum dad and the most cutest nephew in the world! i can give up anything to see him smile :)before i left on Sunday evening... my Sunday morning began with making coriander Khichu payal style but it didnt really look or taste the same...and i /...

the Burrp ! Brunch

It was a beautiful morning today, i was up and ready a little early than usual , had my daily dose of almonds with milk and a quick rush to the friday exercise class at P101. little did i know i would be greeted with food (read starry eyes and watering mouth) by payal and vijayeta... oh my! all the exercise and calorie-output got squashed by my love /...

5 steps to Pici Pasta

PG and i are big pasta fans. we can have it for breakfast or even a mid night supper. at times i feel the 2nd biggest reason we are still together is 'love for food' . he demands it any day and i always stock the ingredients. this time i wanted to experiment with pici pasta after i saw lynn chen talk about it. definitely its nothing different than spagh /...

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