Blog – Cats, Dogs, Bees & Flies

You might wonder what kind of long and a non-descriptive name have we chosen to write our blog. Let us be clear, we are a foodie in our own right and reach wherever we smell good food and drink, mind you we said ‘SMELL’. Now Cats, Dogs, Bees and Flies too are all similar. They too smell, sense, sneak-in and eat. In this blog we talk about food, be it the fine-dine scene, street food, food kiosks, recipes, ancient food, and sometimes bad food too….

  • Sweet North Indian Breakfast – Jalebi

    Biting into the street side vendor’s jalebi, selling every day, with his hands moving rapidly swirling the batter over the hot oil, pulling them out and dipping them into thick sugar syrup, ready to be gulped into one’s mouth before the sugar crystallizes on the jalebi. But soon realising that the batter thus made for […]

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  • Origin of Idli and Sambhar?

    Idli, a steamed rice and lentils cake is a well known dish from South India and quite famed in India as well as overseas. But it is interesting to know from where the idli and sambhar or the tangy gravy which accompaniments the idli comes from? Is it from the South Indian states of Andhra […]

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  • David Chang’s Ugly Delicious talks Indian Food

    The US chef David Chang and his friend Aziz Ansari dropped in McDonald’s in Nariman Point after a daylong shoot for Netflix show, ‘Ugly Delicious’. The eagerness for fast food and to see how McDonald’s Indianised its menu and to know what locals feel about it. It is fun to find how local tastes differ […]

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  • Indian Cooking by virtue confirms to COVID protocols

    Not many may realize the importance of a ‘Pakkad’ or a ‘Sansi’ which is very common and useful thing seen in the Indian kitchens. The Pakkad comes useful when putting off hot pots and pans off the stove, grip vegetables to grill over an open fire or sometimes lift a bowl of glowing embers with […]

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  • Alternative flour that is much more useful and powerful

    Besan was a choice for everyone, be it people with dietary restrictions of gluten-free meals, or a look out for vegetarian sourced proteins, or for food with low glycemic index or for people craving for vegetable pakoras or some desserts.

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  • Amritsar – a paradise for food lovers

    Amritsar is best known for the Golden Temple, a spiritual site for the Sikh community as well as for love of food. This makes it one of India’s best known cities for great food and food lovers. So for one, who is a foodie Amritsar is the place to go. Kulcha Amritsar is definitely the […]

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  • Reasonably good cooks for self-sustenance

    My hands are often bruised and blistered, resisting grabbing rotis straight off the flame, lemons escaping from under the knife leaving fingers in its place to be scored. Scars achieved from small stupidities. Disgracefully, cooking was never my cup of tea. I spent part of my early life making fun of non-carrier oriented women whom […]

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  • Pulses that kept pulse ticking during lockdown

    During the lockdowns associated due to Covid-19 pandemic in mid April when food shortages hitting the small coastal state of Goa. A message was floated urging people to support local farmers rather than emptying racks in grocery stores and depend on locally produced foods and help farmers who were stuck with their produces due to […]

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  • Future of restaurants post COVID

    One is for sure horrified at the question, “Is there any positive hope from the COVID pandemic”? the obvious answer will be a big “No”, the virus which has killed so many people all over the world, brought in poverty and suffering beyond imagination cannot be a positive. But if we wonder what considerable changes […]

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