The Good, The Bad and The Smug by Tom Holt

You know how I discovered Tom Holt…? By reading the Mapp & Lucia books written by him. I had finished all written by E.F.Benson, found two more written by somebody called Tom Holt and gobbled them like the rest. I couldn’t believe somebody could have so seamlessly taken over E.F.Benson’s books. Had I not already…

Chicken Shami Kebab

Try this dish when your body is craving proteins and yumminess both at the same time. Traditionally made with red meat in patties form, this is a variation which uses tender chunks of chicken while retaining all the flavours of the original mutton shami kebab. I have always had a love-hate relationship with red meat….

Creamy Veggies Pasta (sans flour)

Ingredients: 250 gms boiled pasta of your choice 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 capsicum, cut into long, thin slices ½ cup boiled corn 2 tablespoon black olives 1 green chilli or 1 teaspoon black pepper powder 5-6 pods of chopped garlic or 2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tablespoon…

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

These days all I read is Diana Wynne Jones. I reread Howl’s Moving Castle the other day and found it even more endearing and enchanting then the first three times or so. Okay, so I do tend to reread my favourite books a little aggressively but I guess most bookworms share this vice. Oh, yes…

Snappy Chickpeas Salad

When you are in the mood for something quick, healthy and fun, try this salad. It has the goodness of protein-rich chickpeas, beta carotene dense carrots and cool, yummy yogurt. If you have some boiled chickpeas at hand, you can sit down to eat this salad in just a couple of minutes. So, to the…

Naan Sandwich

This is an old, old favourite. As a little girl, this was the one treat which I always demanded. This sandwich uses naan, a kind of bread made with refined flour (yikes!) with a peculiar, yummy, unique flavour. I remember tagging along with my dad to Bohri Mohalla in Mumbai and sitting down in a…

Delish Cottage Cheese Sizzler

I can have sizzlers every week and still never get tired of them. Who can say no to the delectable combination of rice, noodles, vegetables, chicken and fries! Drizzle some spicy sauce and I for one am in my happy place 😊 But one can’t really eat out that much, even if it’s a sizzler…