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Savoury Pancakes,Street Snacks and Fritters..Mumbai Memories with My Grandfather

He was the only Grandfather I knew. My maternal grandfather. Unfortunately I did not have the good fortune of knowing my paternal grandfather which is a regret I have in my life , but knowing my maternal grandfather and spending a lot of time with him gave me that joy that I had missed... perhaps. Like most children , we too got to spend time at our maternal grandparents' home during our summer break which we always looked forward to . They were my best times of the year. The pampering , the movies, the late nights, the unlimited policy of doing what you wanted...it was as if one was let loose and could be anything and I turned into "me" during those days. My Grandfather was always busy wor

What would you prefer? A Red or A Cabernet from Bordeaux?

Very often in restaurants, one is handed a wine list of more than 10 pages, and one leafs through all these wines from around the wine not knowing which one to choose. Thankfully at least Red and White wines are listed separately! Suppose they were not?! I hope after this blog post you do ask for the wine grape of your choice and region.. It is said that only cheese has more varieties than grapes. There are more than 700 grape varieties that are used in wine making, and of course, you can’t be expected to know all of them. Don’t get bogged down by the numbers. This is a matter of taste alone: what suits your palate. First, let’s bust a basic myth for you today: Red wine is made from red grap

Gordon Ramsay's escape : the Indian Saag Aloo(Spinach Potatoes)

I was looking for a light and flavourful Saag Aloo recipe since quite some time now . Summer is here and did not want too many spices in the dish ..I came across the great escapes of Gordon Ramsay ..where he has a decent section on Indian vegetarian food . Ingredients : 600 gms Potatoes, boiled and chopped 400 gms Spinach 3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and chopped Pinch of Asafoetida 1 tsp of black Mustard seeds(rai ) 1 tsp of Onion seeds(kalonji) 1 no. Sliced Onions 1 Green chili, finely sliced 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper 1 tsp Salt Squeeze of lemon juice Oil To prepare: 1. Slice the onions . Cut the potatoes into cubes . 2.Blanch Spinach leaves for 1 minute in salted boiling water . 3.Drain aand
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