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Paella Mania - Do it your way or mine!

Paella Mania - Do it your way or mine!

Paella is a beautiful Spanish rice dish that consists of veggies and protein, mostly in the meat form. I love Paella mainly for two reasons: the simplest of flavors creating complex taste and the fact that it is a wholesome one pot meal. Traditionally it is made in a special Paella pan but it if you don’t have one, you can always make it in a cast iron pan. I once made this dish in a tagine (yes! :D) but this was way before I was gifted a paella pan. It turned out just as beautiful! I can...


Mango Pudding with Mint Mango Jam and Pina Colada Crema

Mango Pudding with Mint Mango Jam and Pina Colada Crema

Mango screams ‘tropical’ like no other fruit. Pineapple puts up a strong fight to win that title. However, many will agree that Mango wins hands down! I have been itching to make dessert for a while now. Something fruity, rich and indulgent. Being a mango lover, I’ve tried almost every mango-ey dessert there is. My favorite is what I grew up eating - pureed mangoes with a dash of whole milk and sugar, eaten with fried whole wheat flatbread called ‘Puris’. Yummy!

 


What makes mangoes special is its distinctive scent, the fragrance. A...


Labor of love - Interviewing 3 FLIGHTS UP, TX

Labor of love - Interviewing 3 FLIGHTS UP, TX

3 Flights Up is an upcoming quaint gastropub in Little Elm, Texas, founded by Tazdin Charania and his daughter, Sana Charania-Moloo. He is a cancer survivor, a rising phoenix, from starting 3 flights up three months ago to becoming a loved taproom, their journey is commendable.


We interviewed Sana, who currently runs operations at the pub and is the face of 3 flights up that will greet you with a warm welcome. Being a family-owned business, they extend the same relationship with their customers growing with the craft beer community. Read about their success story in this...


Pasta conundrums - 'Tagliatelle', the Indian way!

Pasta conundrums - 'Tagliatelle', the Indian way!

Fresh handmade pasta just has to be on your list of the 10 most soul comforting foods, no matter what ethnicity you belong to. At least it is on mine. What’s not to like in it, really? I made tagliatelle for the first time when I was 14. You’d think it’s not that big a deal but it was, for an Indian kid still not exposed to authentic Italian fare. Well, anyway, my first attempt was ridiculously hilarious with strands of pasta overcooked and super slimy; my brother and I initiating our first official food fight! Ah, memories!!...


Not your boring shroom toast! This one's got pizzaz!

Not your boring shroom toast! This one's got pizzaz!


Sometimes, the simplest food tends to taste the most delicious. Something as simple as ‘toast’, at that. Fast food that can even be healthy. Yes, toasts are actually good for you!!


Toast is the quintessential culinary canvas! You can play with colors, textures, flavors and ingredient combinations. It’s almost therapeutic, I tell you. Ideally, this is one of the quickest meals you’ll put together. For today, I am making Fungi Toast with a combination of cremini, baby portobellos, and button mushroom. Shiitake and Chanterelle work well too. Use whatever mushrooms you may have in stock. The combination of...