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…

New Year Resolution for 2014

On this eve of the new year, i resolve to bake, to cook new dishes and give into my love for food by eating more and writing more about food 🙂 On the other hand i also intend to not eat unhealthy food, to look after my health better by exercise, improve my mental capacities…

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…

Restaurant review: A whiff of Christmas at Candies

I was looking for the Christmas spirit this year. Normally it just hits you when you listen to a few carols, see decorations in store or when there is a definite chill in the air. But this year, my son wouldn’t allow me to listen to my favourite carols because they weren’t his favourite, there…

‘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…

Malwani lunch with the boys

It was one of those afternoons when cooking wasn’t appealing to me (as usual). So after feeding my 1 year old with boiled rice and fish, we decided to go to Rassa in Charkop for lunch. Rassa is one of our favourite fish joints for several reasons. The service is quick, the choices are few…

No chocolate for me!

Unlike most people who think chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and anything chocolate is dessert, i tend to think otherwise. Yes chocolate is yummy and has its own place in the kingdom of desserts, but you give me cheesecake over chocolate cake or cheesecake over anything chocolate, i would grab it before anyone else does. Well,…

Soul and Light

Good food, especially soul food always brings joy and light to everyone.  This year Diwali fell on All Souls Day – the day we celebrate the immortality of our souls on earth and remember the departed souls in our lives. This year, i was aware of two special people celebrating their birthdays on All souls…