Food

Creamy Happiness—Kesar Badam Kulfi

Creamy Happiness—Kesar Badam Kulfi

It’s almost that time of the year, when the relentless sun and soaring temperatures make me reach out to an age-old, close to heart recipe. Long before we were spoilt by the plethora of ice cream choices in our freezer, a lot of us can remember looking forward to...
Spring Salads

Spring Salads

In many parts of California, the spring days can be warm and invigorating, but evenings can be chilly. After winter’s heavier menu, a spring diet should be light but substantial, and moist with the green produce, now growing in abundance. Spring is the season for...
Festival Cooking

Festival Cooking

Festival Samayal—An Offering to the Gods by Viji Varadarajan. Orient Enterprises. March 2006. Paperback. 98 pages. $21.95. Divali is upon us, and it is time to pull out cookbooks and handwritten recipes to prepare dishes associated with the festival of lights. Viji...
Divine Platter – Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

Divine Platter – Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

On the auspicious occasion of Ratha Jatra this past month, I could not help but recollect fond memories associated with this grand festival. Ratha Jatra is the annual grand chariot festival that takes place in the coastal city of Puri in Odisha. The three main...