The importance of Ginger
Grind it – pound it. Make sure the juices are released.
The importance of QUALITY Tea LEAVES
The type of Milk
The type of water
Variations on the same theme
Ginger and Elaichi (Cardamom) Chai
Black Pepper Chai
Clove (Laung) Chai
In the movies, one witnesses the triumph of truth and justice, on a predictable basis. In real life, not so much.
The 2015 Delhi legislative election was different. Real life, real truth – and a real, sustainable victory for one of the cleanest and hardest working political parties in India. If BJP and Congress are […]
In yet another indication of his ‘coolness’ factor, President Obama quoted a famous Bollywood line during his recent India visit. (Bade bade desho mein , aisee choti choti baaten…From Dilwaale duhlania). Leave it to Bollywood’s mass appeal that every Indian anywhere in the world instantly recognized the line from the first four words – which […]
A simpler version of the Singapore Sling cocktail
Method: Prepare in a shakerGlass: CocktailRecipe:
Add all ingredients to shaker with plenty of ice.
Shake well, serve and enjoy.
1 oz Gin[ Add ]
1⁄2 oz Cointreau[ Add ]
4 oz Pineapple Juice[ Add ]
1⁄2 oz Lime Juice[ Add ]
1⁄3 oz Grenadine
Kiran Bedi was chosen by Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare due to her uncompromising ideals, her uncorrupted record and her strength of character.
Lately, all of these qualities are called into question. Her departure from the ‘anti-corruption’ party (who was willingly granting her a top leadership position), towards the BJP (who promised her the Delhi […]
The entire process takes about 30 minutes. This is a red chilli and red tomatoes based curry. No yogurt. For a yogurt based curry, see this recipe.
Fresh garlic – one clove – chop into small pieces
Fresh ginger – one inch branch – chop or grate
In a large pressure cooker (enough to hold 4-6 pieces chicken […]
While the movie did reasonably well at the box office, it still fell short of reaching that iconic, clique status that was enjoyed by Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Chahta Hai. Which is a shame because it captured the most important human relationships better than either of those movies. Without compromising on the song […]
Chai – An entire country runs on it. And when you consider that the country has over 1 billion people, chances are that Starbucks sales do not even come close to the number of cups of chai served daily in India. Often, people have two to three cups daily. My own family starts the day […]
Apart from besan barfi (home made), gaajar (carrot ) halwa remains my favorite Indian dessert. Perhaps because of the way it was prepared in my house. Laboriously, painstakingly, over several hours. The ingredients are simple – the entire preparation takes 2-4 hours depending on the quantity you decide to make.
Whole Milk (an optional recipe […]
I’ve eaten a lot of chicken curry. Restaurant chicken curry as well as home cooked. Home cooked – as in about 200 different homes. I grew up in the land of chicken curry (India) – and then continued enjoying it when I was in the land of turkey (the US. And yes – Turkey curry […]