Home Style Bacon Carbonara (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Home Style Bacon Carbonara (first appeared in iDiva.com) Noella Goveas is my little sister. She is taller than I am by a foot and half, and inspires me in more ways than one. She is my best critic and brings me back to reality when I lose myself.  This is because she is a very…

Helen Aunty’s Shammi Kebabs (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Helen Aunty’s Shammi Kebabs (first appeared in iDiva.com) When I was a kid, people would often mistake my aunt to be my mother. As I grew older, there were multiple situations in my life where she did take the place of my mother. Apart from the motherly love she showers on me, my aunt Helen is also…

Pomfret stuffed and steamed (first appeared in iDiva)

Pomfret stuffed and steamed (first appeared in iDiva) Hailing from coastal Karnataka, you can’t help being a fish eater. Fish is very accessible here and the markets are teeming with the freshest catch of the day. Prices are much more affordable than in Mumbai, so much so that I have at times ended up bringing…

Celine’s chicken curry (article that first appeared on iDiva.com)

Celine’s chicken curry (article that first appeared on iDiva.com) My grandmother Celine D’Souza was quite a feisty woman. She raised eight children, along with grandfather who was with the Indian navy (Lt Cdr Mark D’Souza, VSM, Indian Navy), and was practically a single mother when my grandfather was serving the country. A disciplinarian matching my…

‘Porking’ Fun (my article in the iDiva)

‘Porking’ Fun Pork is a sparingly consumed delicacy in India. For cultural and spiritual reasons, several communities in India don’t really eat pork. People consume pork in India in the form of processed bacon, cocktail sausages and salami – usually breakfast food. One of the reasons (apart from the religious one) that pork isn’t popular…

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments My article that first appeared in iDiva today. Recipe: Delectable Mangalorean Fish Curry I hail from Mangalore, a coastal city in Karnataka – the very mention of which reminds you of the sea breeze, sands and coastal food. Mangalore reminds me of love, home cooked food, the comfort of my parents’ retirement…