Dum Aloo Punjabi Ishtyle

Dum Aloo emanated from the mountains of Jammu n Kashmir. This dish is one of the myriad of concoction prepared by Kashmiri pandits to welcome their guests. Indian cuisine is so regionally diverse that this humble preparation started travelling down to other parts of the country, evolving into many variations as we know. Today let’s…

Mangalorean Prawns Gassi

Being a coastal city in southern part of Karnataka , Mangalorean​ cuisine is influenced by coconuts , curry leaves and “Fish ” (yum yum ).. Fish forms the staple for people residing here with our humble white Rice in tow , is eaten in all forms…. Boiled , steamed , made into variety of dosas…

100 % Whole Wheat Cupcakes

Greetings my fellow foodies !! Today we bake !!!! I despise those who consider food a fad and state that cupcakes are so yesterday. How did the world come to this !!!! Food out of fashion !!!! Really !!!!! Anyhow…. I was contemplating back then,  what could be that one thing I can make for…

Xocolātl Cake

Aztecs and Mayans had everything figured out already waaaaaayyyyyy back in history 😎. We all , well just pretending that we know it all 🤓🤓🤓🤓.  They knew everything … From knowing when the world will end ( Let’s not go into that 😫😫😫😫) to how to build temples and oh yes, also the art of “Xocolātl”…

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is agreeably the most deliberated dish when it comes to ascertaining why is it called Chicken 65. Over the years and decades , I have heard and read quite a lot of stories and theories attempting to reveal the reason behind the peculiar name.  Some of the theories were ;  65 types of…

Restaurant Ishtyle Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji ….  Every household has its own recipe and a method to prepare this mix vegetable concoction and almost all recipes work. Unless one is a novice cook, you can solemnly go wrong with the flavours…. The dish originated very much in “Amchi Mumbai.” It’s need emerged in 1850’s as a fast lunch time…

Methi Puda / Fenugreek Pancakes

Methi is not a native herb to India. It is said to be brought in from near East. However like many things in the past , we Indians embraced it, loved it, owned it and took it to another level. There are other countries like Persia and Egypt who use this herb in their cuisine…….

Chicken Masala

Coming back to the world of blogging after a short break…….. Internet is flooded with various versions of Chicken Masala recipes and I bet all of them guarantee effort less great meal …. The recipe I post today is my ishtyle Chicken Masala… If food has a cross breeding of cuisines ( read Fusion) , this…

Medu Vada

Medu vada has a nebulous history of origin. No one knows for sure where and when it was first made…. There are claims of it originating in some town in Karnataka but sources remain obscure… Nevertheless, Medu vada is hands down a favourite of most of the people. It was made popular by the Udipi Restaurants…

 Chakli

Aayi aayi Diwali aayi … Khushiyo ki saugade layi…  Diwali is the one of the many important festivals celebrated in India. The sparking festival of light is celebrated with great enthusiasm, peity and gusto all around.  The celebration of triumph of good over evil is not only related to Rama returning home after battling Ravana……

 Kheema 

Every country has a minced meat dish that they love and so do we. Origin of kheema is dubious …some say it came from southern part of Asia and some claim it came from our neighbouring country.  Point remains is…. It came from someplace… We owned it and now we rule it…. A  gastronomical heaven….