Travelogue on Kashmir- Doodhpathri, the Paradise on Earth

Once I was done with Srinagar I set my eyes surrounding places of interest. I have been to Gulmarg and Pahalgam in the past and wanted to explore someplace new. One name that came popping up often was Doodhpathri. The name itself was intriguing; it means Valley of Milk and is only 42kms from Srinagar.I…

Travelogue on Srinagar-Part II

This is the Travelogue on Srinagar-Part II; The Srinagar chronicles continue and I wish by the time they end I am there again! Wishful thinking or is it possible?Kashmir has always been on the top of my bucket list but somehow evasive. I have no idea why the media has created a scare about visiting…

Travelogue on Srinagar, Kashmir-The Paradise on Earth

‘If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here”, the Sufi musician and poet, Amir Khusrau aptly eulogized Kashmir as far back in time as the 12th century and it still rings true… ‘Agar firdaus baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto, hami ast’. Kashmir said come fall in love with…

My Food Journey in Kashmir

Why do I like to travel?  Travel turns me speechless first and then a storyteller and I love travel stories as they string memories into cherished garlands. I like to travel not to escape from my life but so that life doesn’t escape me. Routine can become a drag and monotony can kill your spirit…

Tinde ka Bhartha or Apple Gourd Mash Recipe

Tinde ka Bhartha or Apple Gourd Mash Recipe is quite simple and I love their cute round shape and size. We never got this vegetable in my childhood and I never ate it until after I was married. Now we get to see it a couple of times a year in the supermarket. The first…

Easy Creamy Milky Chicken

One of my favourite childhood recipes cooked by my mom is Easy Creamy Milky Chicken. You must be wondering how a milk chicken dish would taste but believe me it is out of this world. I was a very fussy eater but I would relish this chicken made by my mom and the taste still…

Keto Pepper Paneer

Today I am sharing a vegetarian Keto recipe; Keto Pepper Paneer.The most trending weight loss diet right now is the ketogenic diet. We Indians have different food habits and spices and we need to work on our recipes to make our very own Indian version of Keto recipes. The internet is full of non-vegetarian recipes which…

Easy and moist Banana Muffins

What do you do when you cannot bake?You dig up an easy recipe which is easy and effortless like these Banana muffins!My baking skills are minus zero and icing for me is like rocket science but whatever I bake turns out to be more than just edible. I envy those bakers who wield their icing…

Soft Mini-Idlis, Button-Idlis or Rice cakes

Button Idlis, Bullet Idlis, Mini Idlis or Baby Idlis Soft Mini-Idlis, Button-Idlis or Rice cakes and as my daughter used to call them; baby idlis, are usually served in a bowl of sambar. As they are spongy and bite sized they soak the sambar well and are really yummy in the tummy. Kids love to…

Stuffed and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper

Stuffed and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper must be sounding a strange combo, isn’t it? let me tell you how it all came about. I was walking in the garden and spotted something white peeping amongst the leaves and I was pleasantly surprised to spot my first white organic eggplant looking so beautiful and very…

Keto Lemon Chicken

A keto recipe once again; this time it is a Keto Lemon Chicken. A keto diet is well known for being a really low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as low carb high fat (LCHF) diet and there are many who have…