BOMBAY SANDWICH | MOM’S CHUTNEY SANDWICH

Bombay Sandwich for teatime
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Bombay sandwich from the good ol’ days before grilled cheese-s, Paninis and subs; just how mom made it with a generous application of creamy homemade butter, minty green chutney and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Did your face just break into a smile? Yes! Mine did as I was typing it too! 🙂 Have you ever made up ridiculous stories about true facts? Like this one; long, long ago, when my dad was driving our reliable Maruti Omni (popularly known as the Maruti van), my brother and I were proudly occupying the rear seat.  Proud? But, of course!  We were in… Continue reading

BANANA BUNS – SERVED PANCAKE STYLE

Banana Buns
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Banana buns are made from over ripe bananas just like this Banana Walnut bread. There is something about overripe bananas and their sweet flavor that brings out the kid in you, don’t you think? These melt in the mouth soft delicacies also known as Mangalore buns or Banana Pooris make an ideal snack with tea or even a perfect pancake-like breakfast which is what made our Sunday brunch this weekend. Bananas are a menace! Is it just with me or does anybody ever happen to find the perfectly ripened bananas in a store? Bananas that are not green like the… Continue reading

SHREWSBURY BISCUITS – BUTTERY ENGLISH COOKIES

Shrewsbury Biscuits
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Shrewsbury Biscuits are classic buttery English cookies; which by the way are extremely popular in India too.  The British left behind, in India, more than just the English language it seems. These biscuits and I share a History. I had them for the first time during my post-grad studies in Pune, India. Pune and my dingy hostel is where I learnt a few lessons in life that I hold so dear even today. Pune is also the very same place where my then-boyfriend, now-husband used to work. Two years flew by. For a girl who lived under the umbrella of… Continue reading