Chilli Garlic and me

Sunday, 18th February, 2018
During my visit to Frankfurt, I loved walking down the lanes during lunch hours as they used to be lined with food trucks selling amazing local produce. In one of these lanes in the Shopping District I came across a ...
Saturday, 28th October, 2017
As the name suggests the fish is steamed in little parcels made out of banana leaves with grounded spices inside it. The flavour of the banana leaves infused with the spices leaves a distinct flavour in the fish and ...
Monday, 5th June, 2017    |   1 comment
Honest confession – I have a certain weakness for this red meat. I love eating it and cooking it. This recipe is one of my favourites … spicy pork masala with plain rice and that too on a lazy Sunday afternoon…one ...
Monday, 5th September, 2016    |   1 comment
Though the name suggests ‘masala’ but it is not oily and heavy like the other masala recipes. I have used grated coconut in it which gives a nice texture to the gravy and also the influence of Maharashtrian cuisine ...
Sunday, 4th September, 2016
Quiche is generally made with a crispy pastry as the base but when I came along this recipe I was quite surprised because this quiche had no crust. This is an ideal breakfast option for lazy Sunday’s. Spinach provides ...
Thursday, 12th November, 2015    |   1 comment
My recipe for Thai red curry is simple and made from scratch. It tastes divine and is definitely a party stopper. The paste seems a daunting task but once you have all the ingredients it hardly takes any time. The ingredients ...
Tuesday, 10th November, 2015
My first encounter with octopus meat was in a salad in the beginning of this year. I would not say I fell in love with it but I was definitely looking for more. My trip to Greece gave me many opportunities to sample ...
Friday, 31st July, 2015
This recipe is inspired from my trip to the Aegean islands..sun,water and the wonderful people all around. This is not an authentic greek recipe but once you start cooking the aroma of the mediterranean spices transport ...
Sunday, 26th October, 2014
This is one of my most favourite chicken recipes. It is rich and creamy but surprisingly does not leave you feeling heavy after you have it. I picked this recipe from a TV show years ago and over the years I have played ...
Sunday, 26th October, 2014    |   1 comment
Well now this dish does not need any introduction. I am just going to say, have it as snacks or lunch or dinner... it will still be the star of your menu. This is a traditional recipe that I was handed down from both ...
Thursday, 15th May, 2014    |   2 comments
Being away from cooking and writing is not at all a pleasant thought for me but unfortunately keeping up a full-time job and putting up with the demands of a hyper active kid did not leave me much choice but to take ...
Sunday, 23rd February, 2014
I had earlier shared with you the recipe of turai with mixed nuts and coconut. Today I am going to share another recipe with turai, this time with eggs.. this is also a wow dish and this has also sneaked out from my ...
Saturday, 1st February, 2014    |   1 comment
Our hearts swell with content and joy when our dear ones enjoy and relish the food we prepare. One of the scrumptious way of cooking fish is frying it. The fish becomes succulent and flavoursome when it is sealed in ...
Tuesday, 24th December, 2013
I am sharing with you today my recipe of masaledar surmai. Surmai is a very easy fish to prepare and can be used in various recipes like fish fry, grilled fish, kebabs or curry. If you cannot find surmai you can make ...
Monday, 28th October, 2013
Drying fish is one of the most traditional ways of preserving fish for a longer time. Most people stay away from preparing and eating dry fish because of the distinct odour it emits. For me personally, the stinkier it ...
Saturday, 28th September, 2013
This dressing is quite unconventional compared to the vinegar mustard dressing we generally use in salads. But this has been a favourite in our home since I started making it. I had read this in a magazine long time ...
Wednesday, 25th September, 2013    |   1 comment
We bongs love mustard. In fact, we can prepare almost any vegetables or fish in mustard sauce. The sharp smell and hot taste of mustard is not for the faint hearted. Steamed prawns or steamed Hilsa in mustard sauce or ...
Wednesday, 28th August, 2013    |   1 comment
Love, love and love pork in any form and in any shape. I cannot stop myself from overeating every time somebody puts it in front of me. The recipe I am sharing today is so sinfully delicious that my husband often refers ...
Sunday, 28th April, 2013
Shifting base from Delhi to Pune kept me away from my kitchen and blogging for almost a month. As soon as I opened my kitchen my 6yr old son demanded a super tasty snack and obviously as a mother I had to oblige.. this ...
Friday, 21st December, 2012
As winter came, it brought along with it vegetables that we do not find easily with our local vegetable sellers. When these absolutely fresh red peppers tumbled into my kitchen I could not stop myself from whisking up ...
Friday, 20th July, 2012    |   2 comments
The last two weeks have been very hectic with lots of things to do throughout the day. As the summer break is over I feel like I have been bulldozed by homework’s and projects and early mornings that start with pushing ...
Thursday, 21st June, 2012
The next Bhutanese dish is known as Pork Ema Dashi. This is a fermented cheese based dish. Since this cheese is only found in Bhutan you can replicate this dish by using Feta cheese. The lady in whose restaurant at Paro ...
Wednesday, 20th June, 2012
This week I am going to share two wonderful recipes that I stumbled across my trip to The Land of Thunder Dragon or commonly known as Bhutan. It was one of the most memorable trip of my life. Bhutan is a paradise for ...
Sunday, 3rd June, 2012
The love of good food knows no bounds and as I start this gastronomical journey I am going to share a few recipes and few tips that I have picked up in the last few years and those of you who are constantly in the mood ...