Sambar is one of my favorite veggie curries. A South Indian staple, this curry can never have too many veggies. Use your end-of-summer garden produce if you’re scratching your head wondering what else to cook up.
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 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.
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!
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.