Devjani’s Corner: The Hills Are Alive…With A Sound of Silence

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the hills. And the hills of Kumaon remain my favorite destination that I admit am quite partial to!!! An easy getaway from the hubbub and pollution of Delhi I was pleasantly surprised to come across an equal number of enthusiastic travelers from Mumbai , Bangalore and even south east…

Devjani’s Corner (Cook With Me): Gushtaba/Meat Balls Cooked in a Yogurt Gravy

Hello Friends! It’s time for some non-vegetarian recipe this time… Gushtaba is one of the most easily recognized Kashmiri dishes. It is cooked on special occasions like weddings and festivals.  This a simple to-do-at-home recipe of Gushtaba… It also adds a different colour to the table.  (Stock Image) For the Meat BallsYou will need:  1/2 kg chicken mince, …

Devjani’s Corner: The Many Uses Of Tea Cups

Hello! The time spent with my dear friend Indu is always enriching. She has taught me the real meaning of the word gratitude …a God fearing person, there is always “shukar”(Thank you) on her lips. Her house is a treat to the eyes and as an artist she manages to change the decor by moving…

Devjani’s Corner (Cook with Me): Gilki or Tori (Ridge Gourd) the Malawi Way

Hello Everyone! The malawis (of Madhya Pradesh) are mainly vegetarians .. But not boring. In fact they do interesting things to boring vegetables. This recipe is from Rajani’s kitchen in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Rajani, a Malawi is a hard core vegetarian and her husband a strict  Mathur nonvegetarian….. So their dinner table is always…

Devjani’s Corner: DIY: Colourful Kettles

Hello!! Some time back saw these cheerful kettles hanging in the stairs on way to a restaurant… The plants just added that extra cheer. They were for sale and at an exorbitant price!! Yet, these are so doable at home.. You will need Aluminum kettles … They are available in various sizes A small piece…