Indian Sweetmeat Lassi

The book Lassis of India is a celebration of curd and lassi, peculiar to the Indian subcontinent and a few other countries. The author Radha Bhatia has written a warm, easy to read book that has delicious recipes of Lassis from all over India and even some from other parts of the world. Some are […]

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Mango Fool

When I read Tiffin by Rukmini Srinivas, it took me back to my childhood in the Air Force camp at Lohegaon in Pune, where my friend Silky and I enjoyed soft, spongy idlis with spicy saambar and gun powder chutney, which her mom used to lovingly cook for us. I adore gun powder chutney, and […]

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Thandai

Holi hai! Spring is in the air, the crops have been harvested, and its time for love, friendship and forgiveness, and the mending of broken relationships. Bring out your pichkaris (water guns) and your water balloons and your colours and get ready to have fun. But, here is what I wish to say. Be gentle, […]

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