Semiya Payasam | Shevyachi Kheer

Semiya Payasam

The other day, as I puttered around the web, I ran into an old friend -- the Amul girl. If you’ve ever lived in India, you don’t need an introduction to the Amul girl. You know the bright orange face that’s at once shy and pert. The blue pigtail gushing out of a huge, perfectly round head. The … [Read more...]

Dosa Spring Roll

Dosa Spring Roll

I have been on a bit of a roll lately, what with my last recipe for Kati Rolls and now this one, but then who can resist a rotund wrap packed with delicious stuffing? Clearly, not me. A Dosa Spring Roll is an ingenious Indo-Chinese invention. So clever, in fact, that when you first hear of it you … [Read more...]

Sleep Tight, Cutie Pie

Pie the cat

My beautiful cat, Pie, passed away early this morning. Many of you have come to know her through these pages -- how sweet she was, how gentle and playful, and how I loved her with all my heart. Pie was nearly 18 and had several ongoing health issues, but even so the end was rather sudden. Pie … [Read more...]

Misal, the Ultimate Bombay Street Food

Misal

There's no way to actually describe a Misal to you other than to say, you must eat this. You must, you must, you must. Misal is -- like most of Bombay's hallowed street foods -- an explosion of flavors and textures. It's a spicy curry of sprouted beans topped with raw onions, boiled potatoes, … [Read more...]