Caramelized Gherkins-Time to eat some Gentle man’s toes

  The world has been chopping,cooking,relishing  Ladies Fingers all the while. It is high time they eat some Gentleman’s toes too. Haha!Don’t get scared.Gentleman’s toes,Gherkins,Ivy Gourd,Baby Watermelon,Scarlet Gourd, Tindora,Donda Kai,Gol kankri,Fruited gourd or Telakucha are all different names of this ellipsoid berry shaped vegetable native to East Africa but now available in different parts of…

Chicken Puff Pastry

Happy Ramadan to all my friends and readers! Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. After partaking the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor or Sehri,they abstain from eating or drinking till dusk.Apart from food and…

Strawberry and Orange Sorbet- A Royal Palate Cleanser

Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers. The relics of their glorious rule can still be seen all…

Stuffed Tangdi Kabab

Hello Everyone! First of all I am sorry for disappearing from the blogging world. It is three whole months.I have been super busy doing up our new place and then moving in.Everything had to be done from scratch and that took a lot of  time and patience.Those who have experienced building a home in India…

Chocolate Mousse – A Classic French Dessert

  Goofs and gaffes are a part of  life. We all make mistakes. Some are small enough to be rectified, some leave us embarrassed and some others are so shocking that they shatter some one’s dreams. What happened in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant was appalling- a major goof up which left a bad taste…

Dum ka Murgh

    Dum ka murg is a traditional dish from Hyderabad-the royal land of Nizams. Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and…

Marag – Hyderabadi Lamb Soup and The Hyderabadi Bridal dress

Marag is a delicious soup served in almost every Hyderabadi wedding along with Roomali roti or Naan(breads).It is made with lamb shanks and lamb breasts which are slow cooked in huge pots over fire till the meat is tender,succulent and almost falls apart. Authentically, ghee and cream are added to Marag for a rich and fragrantly flavorful taste and…

Hyderabadi Fish Curry and bangles

Hello everyone! I am back after a two week hiatus as I had urgent jobs that needed to be attended to. Whenever I have too many tasks on hand, I make a to-do list on a priority basis. I am sure everyone does that. Women are supposed to be good at multi-tasking, but there are…

Khubani ka Meetha – Apricot dessert

Khubani ka meetha is an authentic dessert from the Hyderabadi cuisine. Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers….

Flavored rice with Meatballs

This weekend was a busy one with parties and get togethers. With just a couple of days left to go for the most awaited sporting event, FIFA world cup 2014, the mood and flavor of all parties had to be football. The conversations had to be seasoned with football banter. I am sure you all…