1.2 billion people, 5 regions, 32 states, 14 official languages, 100s of styles of cooking, and just one dish called CURRY!!!

How is it that this huge country called India, with such a long history and so many cultures, can end up being known for just one dish – “CURRY”? How is it that this country, which exports besides so many other things the ‘brains’ for the rest of the world, has only one dish to offer to […]

Why have kids in the kitchen?

One afternoon in 2007, my son Aniruddh came back from school with a very gloomy look on his face. This was not the first time I had seen him ‘down’, but it was different today. Something was not right. Meera, his mother, who had picked him up from school said to me that he was not happy with […]

The Three Pillars of Indian Cooking

The 60’s were a great time for us as kids in Hyderabad. My sister and I studied at the St George’s Grammar School and lived near Osmania University and had a nanny to look after us when mum and dad went out. Life was pretty cool! Hyderabad was also the place where I learnt my […]