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corn fritters 4link to Spicy Corn Fritters

Spicy Corn Fritters

I was prepping for dinner when I got distracted towards the television. Brian Boitan was sharing his love for a special corn fritter that he ate at E&O Asian Kitchen in San Francisco. Who doesn’t like deep-fried snacks and anyways, SF is not far from my place. But then again, I was not sure I could wait long enough for a trip! Quickly I switched off the stove and started making notes of whatever information I could gather while observing the chef. She made it sound so easy but even after multiple attempts, it didn't come out half as close to…

raspberry lemon ice tea 2link to Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

This summer, probably for the first time, I am missing the Indian Monsoon. The rain, the smell of sand after first rain, getting drenched and especially, eating crispy pakodas with hot masala tea by the window while watching raindrops wash away the heat. It hasn’t rained here for so many months now that I have even forgotten when it rained last. Some days, it gets cloudy in the morning but by the afternoon, it’s a clear cheerful sky.  I hate to complain because nothing makes me happier than waking up to a sunny summer morning however, a little shower now and then would…

iso aperture shutter 12link to Understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

Understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

Thank you so much for the support that you have shown towards the first post of the Photography Series. Your emails and comments on Understand and Play with Light are much appreciated. I hope I have answered all your queries. Today, we will talk about three important elements - Understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. It plays a vital role in making a picture It’s a long post with lots of information and details to talk about. If you are new to this, it might take some time to understand and grasp it. When I started photo-shooting in Manual mode, I…

tomato tart 3link to Tomato Tart with Basil and Paneer

Tomato Tart with Basil and Paneer

Some weekend starts on a very lazy note with a cup of hot ginger tea at ten in the morning followed by zero plans to implement. It doesn’t happen often but whenever it does, Arvind takes every opportunity to make the day as unproductive as he can and at times, I tag along with the flow. We order takeout, be a couch potato and watch movies back to back while sipping some wine or beer in between.

coconut icecream 2link to Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

I am on an ice cream roll out here! By the time Arvind was finishing the last scoop of the Cherry Ice Cream, I got ready to whip another batch of a milder flavor this time. Did I fall in love with ice cream? Well, not yet, but I have definitely fallen in love with the idea of making ice cream at home. And while summer is still here, why not indulge a little bit more on the creamy yummy goodness.

dum aalu 3link to Dum Aalu – Bite Size Potatoes In Yogurt Gravy

Dum Aalu – Bite Size Potatoes In Yogurt Gravy

If I have to ever choose one dish that I cannot stay without, it would be a tough question to answer. However, if you ask me to pick one thing that I love the most and can eat everyday, that would be none other than humble potatoes. Mash it, sauté it, put it in soup, salad or curry. Deep fry it, bake it or give it any cut you like and I would always eat it with a smile.

crinkle cookies 2link to Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I needed some inspiration, some motivation and some energy to move away from the couch and get charged up. Yes, it was one of those super lazy, laid back kind of days where I didn’t have to make any lunch as there were leftovers from last night and pizza take-out was in my mind for dinner.

portland 7link to A Weekend In Portland

A Weekend In Portland

The beautiful city of Portland has many nicknames. It's called the City of Roses, Bridgetown, Stumptown, Rip City and Soccer City USA. I think the perfect nickname for this beautiful place should be 'Green Land'. The first thing we noticed on reaching Portland was the abundance of green -- beautiful green fields and huge green trees covering the entire city. One would love to get lost in them and we did that for next 2 days! There was a beautiful casual environment, fresh air, much less pollution and not very commercial. Coming from sunny California, it felt a little chilly…

DMBLGIT Logolink to The Winners of DMBLGiT – June 2012

The Winners of DMBLGiT – June 2012

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this food photography challenge which started way back in 2005 and is still running strong after so many years. No such event can ever be successful without enthusiastic participants. So, a big big Thank You to all the 65 bloggers for taking time out to send in your beautiful entries. Also, a huge Thank You to my lovely talented Judges who took time out of their busy schedules to help me decide the winners. It was not easy taks to choose just 6 winners out of so many beautiful food…

rosemary walnut cake 5link to Rosemary-Walnut Loaf Cake

Rosemary-Walnut Loaf Cake

The cake, a book and some hot tea; joy in simple pleasures! I grew up eating a lot of home-baked vanilla flavored cake with no frosting. We didn't have a cookie jar to dig in after school but we had a cake box that would hardly be empty. Ma didn't need any special occasion, she just needed some free time in hand and our lunch box would definitely have a piece of cake in it.

DMBLGIT Logolink to Welcome the Judges of DMBLGiT — June 2012

Welcome the Judges of DMBLGiT — June 2012

Does anyone have an idea on how many food bloggers are there? Millions, I guess, and more coming up every day! I probably know just a very small percentage of them but I get excited every time I come across a new blog. I enjoy learning about them, their cuisine and of course, their stories. Thanks to the DMBLGiT, I have met some amazingly talented bloggers! And this is what I love the most about the blogging events; we always make new friends. The entries for DMBLGiT are flowing in and they look gorgeous. I know the judges will have…