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Vazhapoo Vadai (Banana flowers fritters)

Vazhapoo Vadai (Banana flowers fritters)

  “I’m going to be half an hour early, do you think it would be rude if I ordered a cup of tea?” I asked in a panic, as the cab I was in navigated the evening school rush towards the Savera hotel where I […]

The Return Home

The Return Home

  Hello everyone! I’m back from my Summer hiatus bringing exciting news. I’ve moved back to my motherland in search of tradition and to learn the dishes of my childhood right from the source: my mom, sister, aunt, uncle, the restaurant at the end of […]

Baby Corn Manchurian

Baby Corn Manchurian

  Two years ago, Ni and I were driving around the countryside (he had just gotten his Camry and was super excited to discover places and I was along for the adventure,) when we stumbled upon the Quechee covered bridge, sitting all pretty, covered in […]

One Year and Counting…

One Year and Counting…

  On May 16, 2017, I laid down my yoga mat on the fire escape of my apartment, opened a crisp cold beer and pressed the launch button to this website. It has been a year of sweat, blood, and tears (yes, I mean that […]

Cooking Class 101

Cooking Class 101

  A couple of months ago, Ken, a wonderful friend from grad school mailed me one of my articles from DailyUV, excited to have stumbled upon me there. Compliment or not, I was thrilled to see his email. Ken and I had taken a couple […]

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

  When I first came to Bangalore to do my undergrad, I had this memory of my cousin taking me and my family to an amazing dessert place couple of years ago when we came to visit. I did not know it’s name or where […]

Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs

  I never thought I’d be a person capable of making chocolate eclairs. The first time I made them was because I couldn’t sleep one night and was bored out of my mind. I raided the fridge and all I had were eggs, milk, and […]

Kerala Fish Fry

Kerala Fish Fry

  I was born into a vegetarian home, but was raised a non-vegetarian by my dad. He started eating fish and meat when he moved to the city of Cochin to get his undergraduate degree. My grandfather, of course, had no idea and I think […]

Stuffed Pesto Chicken

Stuffed Pesto Chicken

    The weekend before last was one of those crazy ones where everything is a blur and you have no idea when Saturday comes and Sunday ends. I had so much on my plate that my brain was scrambling to keep up. Nihal and […]

Vegan Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes

Vegan Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes

  In the Summer of ‘16, I attended Summer School at Oxford for credit and it was such  an incredibly surreal experience. People, the best of people, from all over the world came to the program and shared their treasured talent. Staying in Exeter college […]