Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram; The Ultimate Destination

Looking for an upscale beach resort in peninsular India, particularly the Mahabalipuram Coastline? There is only one name that pops up; Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram; The Ultimate Destination! Believe me, I have been to Mahabalipuram a couple of times and this resort is beyond compare. Nestling beside the turbulent Bay of Bengal, Chariot is an…

Shakshuka with Flatbread

Shakshuka, such a  fancy name isn’t it? It is a Moroccan dish but resembles our very own egg curry. We make egg curry in an onion and tomato sauce too but our eggs are boiled and placed in the sauce, whereas in Shakshuka they are served sunny side up. Surprisingly I heard of Shakshuka from…

Kale-Mushroom Bread Crusted Quiche Cups

Kale-Mushroom Bread Crusted Quiche Cups is another of my easy-breezy shortcuts to a delicious dish. My daughter was home after a long time and I was trying out something special at every meal. I gave the pastry a miss and used sandwich bread instead, filled with a quiche mixture made with eggs, kale, mushroom, onion…

Blogger Recognition Award

  Thank you to Natalija from  http://frugalinsa.com/ for nominating Anecdotes of my life for the Blogger Recognition Award! I am extremely delighted! The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. It’s an excellent way of showcasing the blogs we follow and enjoy reading, and acknowledging the hard work and dedication…

Travelogue on Kashmir- Doodhpathri, the Paradise on Earth

  Tourists visiting Kashmir explore the time tested places on the tourist map ; Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg. But there is more to explore and I like to tread the road less travelled.  One name that came popping up in conversations was Doodhpathri. The name itself was intriguing; it means Valley of Milk and is…

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…