French Omelette Spring Roll Style

I promise you this. Do not be deceived. As the fluffiness slides down your throat, in time, you will sweat like a pig. You have been warned. Break 3 eggs and whisk them rapidly with a fork. Ensure you don’t touch the base of the bowl. Let the air flow into it. Heat up a…

Pac-Man Themed Spanish Omelette

That is just a pathetic excuse to avoid any blame game. Because a certain someone was too eager to snatch a slice away. Take 2 medium sized onions and 3 large potatoes. Chop them into thin slices. Very thin. Now, heat a liberal amount of oil in a pan. It’s not necessary to deep fry…

Chilli Potatoes with Kaji Nemu Garnish

I am not sure I can make this any more. We all have reasons, don’t we? I have one. But we are not going back there. Maybe never. And yes, it’s potatoes yet again. And it was how the old me would have made it. Under the blistering heat for 3 straight hours. Wash and…

Just Some Aloo Wedges

Now, this is really simple. Some may call it a gimmick. It’s merely to seduce the uninitiated towards the joys of cooking. Thoroughly wash and peel 3-4 potatoes. Cut them in half and slice them into equal-sized wedges. Heat up some cooking oil on medium flame and drop in two red chillies. That will intensify…

One Ear Tucked In

I wished for a rabbit as my pet Or a hamster Or a dog Mum told me I could get one Full of fluff and not of fur. And so, we went to the toy shop I didn’t want a parrot Or a monkey Or a frog Two-beady-eyes are what I saw And white-long-ears are…

Scrambled Eggs & Crust Heaven

What do you do when you hit a snag post 1 am, and you still have work left? You scrounge in the kitchen, looking for a quick-fix meal. Maybe that slice of bread and some chocolate syrup would do? And then, toss the crusts out into the bin, as you walk back. Aah..momentarily satisfied. Let’s…

Lazy man’s Shakshouka

All you need is… 4 onions, 6 ripe tomatoes, 6-8 cloves of garlic, lots of chilli powder and 3 eggs I will just assume you have the cooking oil. Finely chop and dice the onions and tomatoes till they are small as the gravel right from the aquarium. Peel and crush and chop the garlic….

Steaks & Hot Butter Burns

Wash the chicken breasts thoroughly under running water. Let the meat build upon your fingers as they sink underneath. Position your knife and make deep parallel gashes and stuff them with toasted bits of cardamom, chopped coriander and crushed garlic with their peels on (yes..peels on!) Massage the meat with a generous amount of red…

An Elegy to the Hungry Girl

The towering plantain trees distinctly stood amongst the green façade in the passing wilderness. Within it, the concrete structures were invasively stationed amidst the thatched huts of brick and soil. The fields and soiled trenches were filled to the brim with overreaching water from the river and mud alike, leaving nothing out of the realm…

Fold

“Watch the patterns on the tiles. Now now; keep it straight. Ensure that you walk through the middle lane”… “Middle lane, huh?” I muttered, as I draw my jacket closer against the chilly October wind, and walk my way home. As I take the turn on the street, I brushed up against some person; it’s…

Bloodmoon

It seems to be one stormy night, as I gaze unto the heavy laden sky from the precipice of bronzed contraptions. What I have perceived of her is not as obvious as it may seem. After all, the moon dances through the heavens with a subtle stride. With a steady direction, one gradually captures her…

Cleft

Of late, there has been a lonesome doubt spouting in the uncertain void. However you may take it, as I wander into the coiled streets and encounter the feral vanguards and their minions, the radio wavelengths somehow find a way around me. And with the slightest whiff of canabis, I am drawn back to one…