Reliving The Past

Today was my turn to go and pick vegetables and fruit. This is something I dreaded until a few weeks ago, avoided and procrastinated until I could. This morning I woke at 6, finished my chores, did jhadu-pocha, and was ready like a child who has to go to a picnic. It is a picnic …

Of Memories & Pyaz ka Paratha

Never in my dreams had I thought I’d write a recipe for Pyaz ka Paratha. It was something as common as dal chawal at home and was made every second day. In a large family of 14 back in the 80s and 90s these parathas served as both hearty breakfasts and simple dinners. In the …

Atte ki pakodi — a three ingredient recipe to bliss.

This has been on my mind since I made pyaz ke parathe. ...A three ingredient recipe like the pyaz ka paratha, atte ki pakodi is very common in western UP. It is more rustic than its cousin besan ki pakodi and my favourite pakodi. It’s another thing that I made it after years today. Don’t …