Kashmiri Kabargah - Fried Lamb Ribs

Kashmiri Kabargah – Fried Lamb Ribs

As I sit to write this post, I am feeling nostalgic. Kabargah is a dish that features in all our major celebrations and as we have established by now, all our celebrations begin and end with food as the main focus.  More than a couple of decades ago, when Kashmir was still the peaceful paradise, […]

Kadhi Pakoda - Yogurt & Chickpea Flour Soup with Baked Fenugreek Fritters

Kadhi Pakoda – Yogurt & Chickpea Flour Soup with Baked Fenugreek Fritters

    Dahi in Hindi/Urdu, Zamut do’dh in Kashmiri, Thayir in Tamil, Doi in Bengali, Perugu in Telugu and yogurt in English. Yogurt is  an important part of the Indian food culture across the nation.  And it was an important part of the meal at home. It was served with every meal.  As a lassi […]

Rajma - Indian Style Kidney Beans

Rajma – Indian Style Kidney Beans

Has it ever happened to you, that you presented the idea of making the best dish from your hometown with so much enthusiasm that you could barely resist the urge to get going and make it but your baloon of excitement was burst with one simple “ Sure! But I don’t understand what the fuss […]

Egg Curry

Egg Curry

Dear Eggs, You have been whipped, cracked, beaten and scrambled in my kitchen. You have been boiled, fried and baked too. And If that was not enough, I dropped you in soups and also poached you. The reason why I am writing to you today is that I never really ever told you or anyone […]

Couscous Salad with Sauteed Greens & Pumpkin Seeds

Couscous Salad with Sauteed Greens & Pumpkin Seeds

What an incredibly useful plant the pumpkin is. It gives us the flowers to make fritters with, the tender leaves can be briefly cooked and used in salads or back home, my grandma makes the tastiest “al kanij ta waangun” ( pumpkin leaves and baby eggplants). Then, when Halloween is around the corner, we bring […]

Lavash Crackers

Lavash Crackers

The Armenian-style lavash crackers have been on my mind ever since the Daring baker’s challenge was announced. Crisp, with a touch of sesame or nigella or poppy seeds they are a delicious accompaniment to any jam, jelly or cheese. In my case, It had to be the Jalapeño- raspberry jelly that I made during the […]