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….

  • If it tastes good, feels good and looks good, just eat it!

    Well, food critics may find it awkward that the rajma be made with other varieties of beans, as well as scattering cheese on them and baking it. But then it’s a different style of redoing the dish without sacrificing its character.

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  • Food lessons from pandemic

    Recently there was a news report about how farmers in Rajkot in Gujarat have been successful in growing an American variety of mango from Florida named Tommy Atkins. The mango variety has much less sugar than most of the mangoes and is in good demand among diabetics. Mangoes are native to India and available during […]

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  • Quick Recipe of Bread

    INGREDIENTS 3 cups whole wheat flour, preferably ground with its husk 1 tsp salt 1 tsp yeast (fresh or active) 2 cups water + a few tbsp more METHOD Place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre and add the fresh yeast or if using active or dry yeast then […]

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  • Cheesecakes & Its Indian Versions

    It is difficult to believe how popular cheesecakes have become these days in India which can be seen even in small cake shops and cafes. But still one can see the fascination for pastries, icing laden cup cakes which are neatly kept in glass counters for display among other savories like potato puffs, sandwiches and […]

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  • Food on trees rescuing in Pandemic

    With the ongoing current pandemic of Covid-19 and the subsequent lock downs throughout India, one of the smallest states of India, Goa situated in Western India along the Arabian Sea cost seemed to be adversely affected by the lockdown. Goa which primarily is a hot tourist destination for both Indians as well as tourists from […]

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  • Gujiya – a sweet beyond Holi festival

    ‘Gujiya’ is a crescent shaped sweet with a thin pastry outside and soft ‘khoya’ (milk-fudge) mixture often lavishly sprinkled with nuts stuffed inside. The pastry is folded and edges crimped to seal the mixture inside and finally deep fried in hot ghee till golden.

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  • Tadka – key to delicious Indian cooking

    What’s one thing which can turn even a simple dish into a drool-worthy treat? It is certainly the mix of spices you infuse into it. It is the balance of spices in any dish which make it delectable or displeasing. So, whether you prefer things hot and spicy, bold and flavourful, or just mild, cooking […]

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  • Why traditional Indian mud chulha is as good as it is forgotten

    In today’s fast paced lives, not just a gas stove, a microwave and oven have become a necessity for living. However, if we look back just two-threecdecades ago, it was a homemade stove or clay chulha (stove) or mud Chulha that was used for cooking almost everything and is still a tradition in many regions […]

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  • Mughlai cuisine: as elusive as it’s sumptuous

    Despite being so widespread, Mughlai food suffers from an image problem. The mere mention of it conjures up images of robust gravies, heavy meats and over-spiced dishes. Much of this bad press is due to the inexpert preparations sold in restaurants in India and abroad where a mishmash of Punjabi dishes, generic curries dubbed as […]

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