Archive for the category ‘Recipe’

Nov 18

Tasty (?) Doodhi!!

I had told her to get some pumpkin, nice, yellow pumkin… she got doodhi (bottle gourd)! Now, i have never really liked doodhi in any of its many preparations… …And so, it sat in the fridge for some time, waiting patiently for its turn to be cooked… Sunday evening, i was feeling creative and decided […]

Nov 7

Misc. Stuff :)

Last night a husband and wife were sitting in the living room, talking about life… In-between, they talked about the idea of living or dying. He said to her: ‘Dear, never let me live in a vegetative state, totally dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I […]

Oct 22

Lettuce Wraps

This one needs a bit of planning, but its really mouth wateringly tasty! (of course :)) Get yourself 1-2 big lettuces, and carefully separate out the leaves. Each leaf should be nice and big. Wash the leaves carefully, put them in a bowl and refrigerate them. They need to stay in the fridge for about […]

Oct 1

Stavanger & Gaucomole

Early next morning, we drove to Frankfurt and onto the flight for Stavanger… On the flight Guruji served us Upma and sandwiches that Urmila had packed for us… It felt so very special. And he kept asking after we were done, “aur chahiye?!” (will you have some more?!)… Reached Stavanger to a spirited welcome by […]

Sep 18

Toasted Tawa Bread

Bread Butter Sliced Cheese Pesto and/or Sundried tomato paste Btw, Here is my recipe for Pesto Fresh Basil leaves Tomato Olive oil Caesar Dressing (optional) Thinly slice a tomato and separate out and wash a few fresh basil and spinach leaves. On two slices of bread, spread some butter and some pesto or sundried tomato […]

Sep 4

Apple and Potato Soup

Apple and Potato??? Yup you read it right! I ate (do you eat or drink soup? Well, whatever…) this soup in the ITC Eden Pavilion at Kolkata… and as usual modified it to taste better It is incredibly simple to make and tastes otherworldly… 5 medium sized sweet apples, peeled, cored and cut into medium […]

Sep 2


This will require some planning. Curdle about a liter of milk by adding juice of a lemon. Drain the water, we will not need it but its very healthy and can be used to make rice in or add to flour to make chapattis, etc. Hang the curdled part in a muslin cloth or a […]

Aug 31

Aglio e Olio

Very tasty, very classy and extremely quick spaghetti to make … Though strictly speaking aglio e olio means only garlic and olive oil, i like to add just a teeny bit of other veggies to give it colour and make it more interesting! For 4 people, you will need 3/4th a packet of whole wheat […]

Aug 9

Musk Melon Salad

This is a fantastic cold salad that i promised everyone… Musk Melon is a fruit which i would usually give a miss… This recipe from Tina (Vikram’s wife) makes it “almost edible” in Vikram’s words :)… It tastes refreshingly good and can make a colurful addition to the table and will go very well with […]

Aug 7

Basil Pumpkin Soup

We had recently been to this fantastic restaurant called Flags in Mumbai. Then we went to their branch in Poona and were sorely dissapointed with almost everything there. It was very strange how it was almost perfect and Bombay and completely sucked really big time in Poona :)… But that’s another story and we will […]

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