Ellukari Kerala Recipe

When passion and diligence combine, perfection becomes a natural boon…it is then that great works are created. “Grains, Greens and Grated coconuts” by our good friend Ammini Ramachandran, is one such boon to the world of cookbooks.   It is […]


Mother Son Tribute with Pizza Toast

This post is a tribute from a devoted son for his mother. The tribute recipe is Pizza Toast, a delicious vegetarian recipe perfected by Mark Antrobus for his mother, the wise beautiful Grace.   Jigyasa and myself were first introduced […]

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Anne-Katrin Mom Daughter

This post features family recipes – Hot Apples Recipe & Summer Tomato Soup – shared by German cookbook author Anne-Katrin. The recipes are her childhood favourites and loved by her children as well.   During our trip to Beijing in […]


Chana Masala

Radhika Mohan, our friend and freelance writer from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother with her specialty dish – Punjabi Chana Masala, a side-dish with chick peas. She sent this recipe to Jigyasa and myself when we had hosted […]


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 […]


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