Picture a 30 something woman zipping through the house in jammies with unkept hair, rocking a crying baby in one arm and helping an older child do her homework, while keeping an eye on the pot of mishmash simmering on the burner!! Well that would be me and perhaps many other moms out there who wish they had clones of them to get all things done… IN TIME!! I am not a food writer nor a qualified chef or someone with years of cooking experience. I am an ordinary Indian woman living in a western world who simply thinks that life as an expat can be demanding without any family support and new surroundings and cultural disparity to adjust to. You miss family, friends and flavours from back home. Apart from the emotional baggage one carries in unfamiliar surroundings you have the additional task of ensuring a functional household while trying to carve a career for yourself. After all the daily grind, spending a chunk of your time in the kitchen can sometimes be more of a chore than what is supposed to be food cooked with love, for your loved ones !!
I love to cook but without the lengthy prep time and hate to go grocery shopping. A weird combination to balance out! My solution to it was to scavenge around the fridge and the cupboards and rustle up meals with leftovers or whatever tins,packs and bottles of food I had.Of course I had to do the basics but with a bit of imagination, use of fancy gadgets and few healthy cheat tricks, brought me results!!
The ‘Ting’ moment for me was when I started to share some of the ideas I had to make Indian cooking easy with friends and so began my Indian cooking classes ‘Curry in a Hurry’ ! I absolutely love to see the joy on the faces of the attendees when they make their own dishes and gain confidence to make it by themselves when they get home.
Since I enjoy experimenting with different cuisines, flavours and spices from around the world, I started to source natural spices without any preservatives and as far as possible organic, make my own mixes and sell them.
My blog is simply an extension of me sharing with the readers recipes, few of which I have cooked up, few traditional and some fusions!!
I sincerely hope you like my attempt in trying to simplify your culinary cravings and join me in sharing some of yours too!! Please feel free to write to me with your recipes and feedback at