Recipes!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf

Food makes the world go round.

Doesn’t it?

Okay, maybe just my world.

I love getting lost in the kitchen baking cookies and cakes for tea or cooking up something new that my friends and family get to quality test. They love the trials most of the time, except for when they complain that I’m fattening them up.

Bah-ha!

They don’t have to eat it, do they?

They just can’t stop themselves. Seriously, who’s fault is it? Theirs or mine?

If you don’t want to get fat, just take a bit and leave it. You don’t have to come back for seconds.

Anyways, back to food. I’ve learned a lot from my mom. We grew up sitting on the paaneri (platform) stirring our traditional East Indian marzipan and vanilla cream since we were barely 5-year-old kids. And learning how to bake semolina cakes and fry potatoes and make a yummy chicken khudi. Or a chicken tope. Or a chicken roast. Mom’s chicken roast stuffed with liver pudding is so yummy. Remind me to put down the recipe one of these days.

And I love the way mom cooks. Food never tastes the same twice. It’s always throw approximately the same things together to make approximately the same dish. It’s almost like being Alice in Wonderland. Sis and me have learned to cook like mom. Just throw things together and it tastes awesome!

But what was I talking about?

Yes, food!

Friends ask for recipes, and we rattle off a number of ingredients. Then they say, but how much. And we say, till it tastes good. Which really gets someone or the other miffed. So I finally got around to measuring out mom’s recipes a few years ago. And I’ve got my friends to put down some of theirs too. Smile, grin, smile!

So if you’re looking for gluten free chicken soup or special East Indian chicken tope or a number of other dishes, you’ve come to the right place! And a PS, if you’re looking for healthy meals, what on earth is wrong with you? Okay, seriously, we make healthy dishes too, but the majority of our food is hearty homecooked food that’s rich and flavorsome.

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Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter or other family gatherings. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay. Ingredients for the Pineapple Wine…

Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

We love breadfruit! It’s sometimes crispy and sometimes mulchy snack, depending on how you cook it. It’s also really a perfect family member of the jackfruit, although like every cousin,…

Easy Prawn Chilli Fry Recipe

Prawn Chilly Fry is an easy to make in 20 minutes stir fry of prawns, tomatoes, onions and turmeric. Here is mom’s recipe for this traditionally Catholic Indian dish.

Mom’s GlutenFree Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Here’s the recipe for mom’s egg drop chicken soup made from scratch. It’s heartwarming and delicious and you can easily make it at home with a little time and patience!

Quick Easy Gulab Jamun Mix Cookies Recipe

Now that Mom is kind of a pro at using Youtube, she keeps running through different videos about gospel music, prophecy and of course food.  One day she came across…

East Indian Guava Cheese Recipe

Guava Cheese is a tasty East Indian sweet dish especially prepared around Christmas time! Both chewy and fudgy, there’s a mouthful of Guava in every bite.

Make Puris Quicker: Indian deep-fried Flatbreads

Puris are literally one of the oiliest Indian flatbreads around, and tasty too! These deep-fried flatbreads can be eaten as a snack or even for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Traditionally, puris go perfectly with potato bhaji, or even sweet dishes like amras or shrikhand.

East Indian Mango Chutney/ Aam Ka Murabba/ Chunda

Here in Mumbai, we make this lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sweet and slightly spicy, it’s similar to the aam ka murabba or chunda; and tastes as good as a dessert. This mango pickle perfect as an accompaniment to meals or as a spread on bread or roti for snacks or breakfast!

Mom’s Boiled Egg Chilly Fry Recipe

Boiled egg chilly fry is an irresistible dish that has a lovely creamy texture. It is so easy and quick to make! All it takes is half an hour and you can relish it with family or friends.

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Remember the strawberry bread that we made recently? Well, on the same day we made these yummy vegetarian strawberry muffins. Why? Because both the recipes include the same basic ingredients….

Semolina Date and Orange Cake

This Semolina date and orange cake is so flavourful you’ll be craving for more! The bittersweet taste of the orange peel and dates is just mouth-watering. Make this perfectly moist semolina cake for an anniversary, birthday, or even Christmas.

East Indian Mango Pickle Recipe

If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.

Vegan Ratatouille | Easy + Healthy By Anna

This healthy baked vegan ratatouille is easy to prepare, gluten-free and vegan. For your daily dose of veggies try this light dinner recipe made by Anna from the food blog About Annella.

Easy Boiled Egg Salad Recipe

Mom’s easy egg salad recipe uses just a few gluten free ingredients; mayonnaise, boiled eggs, spring onions, cucumbers, green peppers, salt, pepper.

Tasty Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak Recipe

One of my favorite easy to make at home sweets is the traditional Maharashtrian Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak. It hardly takes an hour to put together, and you could…

Indian Pickled Onions Recipe – Sirke Wala Pyaaz

The popular sirke wala pyaaz is an easy to make Indian pickled onions recipe that uses only a few ingredients – onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Here’s how to make pyaaz sirka easily.

Glutenfree Jackfruit Flour Cookies Recipe

So we had some leftover glutenfree jackfruit flour from the many packets I’d purchased for a friend in France. So we experimented with making glutenfree jackfruit flour cookies. We ended…


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