Kori Gassi with Kori Rotti

If there is one Mangalorean dish that resonates with non-Mangaloreans, it is the Kori Gassi (Chicken Curry). This coconut curry has been spotted in many restaurant menus across India. My mom prepares a simpler style for Sunday lunches at home. Once I learnt the more elaborate, creamier gassi, I tried to merge both her technique…

Basale Soppu Kodhel – Malabar Spinach Sambhar

With the end of summer, and advent of monsoons we start spotting the Basale or Malabar Spinach in the market. Mom’s dal-based coconut curry is my favourite preparation. Steaming hot rice, fish-fry and this curry is one of the staples at home. We have not been able to get fresh fish these days due to…

Kyla and Travis

The gorgeous Kyla and shy Travis got married in Seattle in a quaint family church. The location was beautiful.    

Shweta and Rohan

My favourite part of a wedding assignment is the getting ready pictures. I had the pleasure of shooting both the bride and groom getting ready surrounded by their best friends and love.

A Muslim wedding in London

While a wedding in London sounds all glitzy and glamorous this wasn’t a typical London wedding we are talking about. A small quiet Muslim family wedding in the suburbs of London. Farah’s requirements were very specific and the end results of her wedding were gorgeous pictures of her and Rizwan at the City Hall. Loved…

Diwali 2015 – Shankarpali / Shakkarpara

This is my personal favourite. The melt-in-your mouth mini cookies don’t last for long when I am around. It is probably the easiest to make amongst all the Diwali goodies. For a medium batch you will need the following Ingredients: All purpose flour – 500 gms Powdered Sugar – 200 gms Ghee or Unsalted Butter…

Diwali 2015 – Chaklis

There are varieties of chakli recipes, but the one I am posting today is close to my heart as it is my Dad’s recipe. Papa’s family had a farsan business for a while before he moved on completely to office life. This recipe was the one they used at the kitchen there. I have replaced…

Diwali 2015 – Chivda

Deep fry alert! Chivda is a common tea-time snack and a Diwali platter must-have. It is only when you prepare this yourself, you realise how much oil you dunk into your system with every bowl of this yumminess. Every ingredient is deep fried. But then again Diwali is one time of the year where all the…

A pre-wedding shoot in Dubai

My first trip to the UAE was great fun. Reminded me of The Strip at Las Vegas with all the interesting architecture. Everything was super fancy. Stayed with my sister at her service apartment in Al Murooj Rotana. The hotel’s Double Decker pub was a family favorite reminding me of our life in London. The trip…

Traditional fare

Cooking Mangalorean food is something I really enjoy. The gassis, upukaris, kodhel etc. My mum is definitely the world’s best cook and I have learnt most of the dishes I know from her. Especially traditional food. She would make efforts to make each meal we have had as special and yummy as possible. I have…