Playful Greens

I must admit that I wouldn’t choose salads as the first pick while at a restaurant. It is only after deciding on the hors d’oeuvre and main course, if need be, then I would consider ordering a salad. Or if I was attempting to go on a diet yet again. This is not because I…

The Inglorious Teasel Gourd

Come monsoon, and you’ll see this vegetable occupying the shelves at grocery stores. I have grown up knowing them as Bhat-karela (in Assamese) and believed that they existed only in the eastern part of India until recently when I spotted them here in Bangalore. While I noticed buyers filling their carts with the inevitable tomatoes,…

Vada Mornings

A morning staple, these doughnut resembling fritters are a favourite in South Indian cuisine with its light and crisp texture. The recipe is simple and instructs grinding soaked black lentils (urad dal) with cumin seeds and peppercorns along with a little water till a smooth paste is acquired, and then deep frying till golden in…

Obsessed With Meringue

  Food by itself holds less value unless dipped in memories. My first memory of meringue dates back to this Christmas party at the tea estate club when I was a little girl. Can’t remember the exact year, what I wore or the gifts I received. All I remember is being seated at the kid’s…

Snacks and the City

My most vivid memories of summer vacations in Kolkata are the ones associated with food. Being a child of two busy parents, and brought up on a steady diet of idli-vada-dosa, dal-rice and the occasional burger, elaborate meals were a rarity. I witnessed food orgies every day. Starting from 9 am in the morning (because,…

Starting out, one bite at a time…

Welcome to The Fork Tales, a blog by two girls who live and love to eat! Join us as we explore all the delicious things the world has to offer, one bite at a time. To kick-start our journey, we will be sharing the stories of how our love affairs with food began. One of us…