Category: fresh produce

Mangoes, pickles, and a home lost

Mohoricha Loncha

The Khanapur house had three mango trees. Against the red brick exterior of the house, the mature green trees offered a majestic and warm welcome as they slowly appeared in sight on the bumpy, dusty drive to the house at the fag end of a 12 hour journey. At the entrance, on the corner of […]

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To god, with love

To god, with love

Last weekend, we performed a small pooja at home. There has been a spate of illnesses and other sudden and unexplained, seemingly unjustified challenges at home the past couple of months. Work kept us sane, but there was anxiety and, often, hopelessness lurking beneath a functional exterior. None of my positive thinking, none of my […]

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

My local fruit vendor told me recently that he can now procure “egg-jotic” fruits for me at a day’s notice. These exotic fruits being my favourite berries–raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blueberry–apart from rambutan and other Asian favourites. Without so much as a blink of the eye, I promptly placed my order for a box each of […]

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Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you’d know that I don’t do too many (if at all) promotions. I’m making an exception this time, though. I’ve often complained about not finding enough baking products in our supermarkets or about the quality of the products one does find at baking supplies stores. I attended […]

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Phansaachi Athla-Gara Bhaaji (Stir fried Young Jackfruit)

Phansaachi Athla-Gara Bhaaji (Stir fried Young Jackfruit)

Summers in Khanapur were redolent with the heady fragrance (or stench, if you didn’t like them) of ripe jackfruit among other aromas such as mango and cashew fruit and kokum, but we’ll talk about these later. At the main crossroads of this small town, on the corner of the road that led to the railway […]

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Top 5 Tips for a Home Run Food Business

Top 5 Tips for a Home Run Food Business

In the 8 years that I have been blogging, I have worn many hats—I have taught cooking, manufactured food products for sale, designed food products for retail brands, drawn up menus and recipes for food manufacturers and restaurants, photographed and videographed food in various avataars, and I write about food as much as I can. […]

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Crab and Pineapple Curry (and My Jhola’s First Giveaway!)

Crab and Pineapple Curry (and My Jhola’s First Giveaway!)

 {Scroll down for the giveaway!} This year is going to be about stepping out of my comfort zone. In the kitchen and otherwise. I think it’s the best way to learn—to challenge oneself, to face one’s fears in the face and give it all you’ve got. This may sound a bit dramatic for a recipe, […]

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