Sugar and spice and everything nice!

Some things are meant to be! And some things are meant for me. Nine years back, I didn’t know a chilli padi from the back of my hand. Green chillies were the spiciest food in my limited lexicon. Had you mentioned a Bhoot Jholokia or a Trinidad Scorpion, I’d have thought you’d mixed your metaphors….

Saffron and Cardamom infused Shrikhand

My daughter is home for the holidays. The Diva, is home! The house is noisy, clothes all over her floor, lights left on in her room, a million bottles of unidentifiable liquids strewn all over the bathroom counter and dressing table- what’s it with teenaged girls and oodles of makeup??? It’s also a time when…

Mango Mor Kuzambu

I live in a tropical country. Tropical? We’re practically on the equator! It’s muggy and humid all the time. But, though I sigh about (almost) chilly Hong Kong and balmy California that I visited recently– we in Singapore have a HUGE plus. Mangoes! A long mango season through summer. Mangoes of all kinds. Mangoes from…

Vatha kozambu to die for!

Who am I kidding? While I may wax on all things sweet and waffle on all things cake, the truth of the matter is that it’s Indian food that is my first love. The spicier the better! My husband often says, ” You can take the girl out of India, but you can’t take India…