Christmas Cake

When celebrating Christmas in India, baking a cake is as important as decorating a tree in America. Growing up in Lucknow, I visited my Christian friends on Christmas day¬†and was offered pieces of Christmas cake with sips of rum! The aroma of this cake baking in my kitchen still evokes fond memories. The classic (Indian) […]


Sweet & Spicy Mango Chutney

Mango is the most versatile fruit in India. Beginning with baby mango or paisley or ‘carrie’ to the mature, ripe fruit, there are many ways to use mango in a recipe. Raw or ‘green’ mango can be quite sour and is used to make achaars, chutneys, sherbets and murabbas, cut up and dried as flakes […]