Randi's grandma

Randi Levin’s recipe for blueberry muffins arrived along with a beautiful photograph of the greenery around her in the Colorado mountains signalling the weather change to a spring mood!   Randi writes, “Dear Jigyasa & Pratibha, Thank goodness for Grandmothers! […]


Nirmala Sipani

  This post is in poignant memory of beautiful Nimmi whose loss is a deep void in our hearts that is going to be so hard to fill. Here is a touching poem by her young niece, Meetha Jamad: MISS […]

Stuffed Brinjals

In 1997, when I moved to Eldams road, Chennai, the first neighbour I met, introduced herself to me as a writer. That immediately drew my attention. In the months to come, I began to share in Meera’s excitement and avidly […]


Aate ka Seera Rajasthani Mithai

The world of blogs is amazing…sharing information, humour, writings, news…and fundraising as well. Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi have chosen the colour Yellow as their fundraiser for Blogger Briana Brownlow. Their site mentions that “Yellow is the happiest colour in […]


Gujarati Pickles

To begin with, a mention of the people in this post: – Shanta Ben, an 85-year-old lady who lives with her family in UK – Her son Mr. Nitin Mehta and his wife Pratibha Ben – Their daughters Janaki & […]


Marwari Andhra Magazine

“A Marwari with a taste for hot Andhra curries. A research scholar with a penchant for writing recipes. A translator of heavy religious and spiritual works who is equally at ease with children’s books. Pratibha Jain’s platter of life is […]


Tarla Dalal - Pratibha Jain

  During a conversation with Tarla Dalal, whom I admire like millions do, I mentioned the idea of tribute recipes. She was delighted with the idea and sent the following recipe as a tribute to her mother, who she says […]


Pratibha Jain - Randi Lewin

As we celebrate our friendship with Cookbook author Randi Lewin and speak about tribute recipes, she turns nostalgic with memories of her elders. This post is our tribute to Randi and Randi’s tribute to her culinary legacy.   So what […]


Pratibha, Tarlaji & Jigyasa

Tarlaji in the centre at the Felicitation of “Cooking at Home with Pedatha   In March 1991, I wrote a letter to Smt. Tarla Dalal. By then, I was convinced that if angels have to be granted existence, she was […]


Presentation on Indian cooking at London Book Fair - Pratibha, Dr Kalmadi, Jigyasa

Jigyasa and myself were at the London Book Fair, held at Earl’s Court from April 14-16 this year. It was spectacular, well organized and a treat to the eyes as you see rows and rows of books from across the […]


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