Bruschetta Caprese (ready in ten minutes)

You may have observed that unlike many other bloggers I do not make posts very frequently. Well, it certainly is my wish and interest to make a few posts every month. With a full time job in the IT industry and two lovely kids that occupy rest of my time, it is certainly a challenge to find…

Oregon Vacation

Hola folks, how have you been? It’s so good to be back here with you guys, it feels like I’ve been away for ages. We had a wonderful time vacationing in the states of Washington and Oregon. A much needed break for all of us in the family. My teen graduated from high school and…

Your Ultimate Dosa Reference

Jump to “Your Ultimate Dosa Reference” straight if you’d want to skip reading my story. It was a nice and memorable evening of the first day of my hostel life  This beautiful town Tirunelveli of southern India that I had to call my home for the next four years was a few hundreds of miles away…

The Party Day

Everyone confirmed their availability for the party on May 21st at 3pm. Twelve girls were coming and Shreya was thrilled. She couldn’t wait to get together with her besties and have a blast. While she began the count down, I started to monitor the weather for the day. It was toggling between rainy and cloudy…

Our Little Girl Turns Seven

Our little drama queen Shreya turned seven this month. Seven, what a fun age to be! But, where did the time go? Why does it fly so fast? Can’t we have a pause button that’d freeze time for however long we’d want to and allow us to enjoy those adorable phases of our kids to…

Our Vacation in Kerala

Work has been keeping me very busy these days and I have not been able to make any posts or spend time going through the wonderful posts my fellow bloggers have been sharing recently. I get to quickly browse through some of them during lunch or other breaks that also have become pretty short lately. I…

Tawa Paneer

I’m one of those people that believed that fancy props made pictures beautiful. Like many of us, my journey with food photography started by falling for jaw dropping and drool worthy pictures of great photographers. No day passed without looking at a bunch of their photographs. I gazed at their work for hours and envied them…

My Pune Dhal

I waved goodbye to my family at the airport. They were heading back to the U.S after our short vacation in India from Bangalore. I was leaving to Pune for a two week Ayurvedic treatment and I wasn’t really looking forward to it. Well, I knew it was going to make me feel better and…

Malai Koftha

Weekends are so good. To unwind, be lazy, do nothing, nap, shop, catch up with friends and family, cook and eat peacefully, and so on. But, one of the most favorite things for my husband and I to do is to snuggle with our kids before bed time and recall plenty of little stories from our childhood and…

Kadhai Paneer

Unpaved and uneven roads, patches of wild and thorny bushes, stray dogs, cows and cats,  few small and simple houses in every street, very friendly and caring neighbors and ample outdoor space for children to play – that’s the picture of our neighborhood I fondly recall from my childhood. R was my neighbor, childhood friend, and my only companion then….

Multipurpose Curry Paste

Like most children, my 6 year old girl often has some stories to share with me at the  end of her school day. It usually is about someone’s birthday or something interesting they did at school or her friends’ outfit, shoes, hairdo etc. On some days there are more serious stories and some days with no stories…

Ridiculously Simple Tomato Biryani

What is your opinion about the current trends of diets, eating right, clean eating etc.? Isn’t it becoming more common than usual to hear/know/talk about health foods? Isn’t our generation more obsessed than any other about healthy eating?