Indian Recipes


This is a favorite ‘salad’ beloved by Indians, young and old. It’s so light and it works effectively to cut down the spiciness in dishes.

Ambot Tik / Hot and Sour Fish Curry

Ambot means ‘sour’ and ‘Tik’ is spicy in Konkani, the state language of Goa. My family comes from Goa and this dish graces our dining table whenever there’s catfish, prawns / shrimp, skate or sword fish available. This tomatoey, decadent dish is lip-smacking good with rice.

Indian Chicken Puffs

On my way to St. Xavier’s College (my alma mater), in Colaba, I would stop at two Parsi-owned bakeries, Kyani Bakery and Bastani Bakery. These puffed chicken pastries are one of the many treats sold by them AND are my absolute favorite snack!

Kesar / Saffron Shrikhand

A very easy and simple recipe beloved by children and adults,
kesar shrikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made using fresh yogurt and powdered sugar.

Masala Shrimp

Shrimp is pretty expensive back home in Mumbai. When I was a child, my mother only bought it on special occasions. We would go to the local outdoor Chakala fish market in Andheri East, Mumbai.


A beloved rice dessert. Serve chilled or warm off the stove!