The sun has set…

December 12, 2006



… on my wonderful trip back home to Kolkata, India. I did very little, but still managed to stay terribly busy throughout flitting between hair/beauty appointments, lunch/dinner invitations and my sister’s engagement. My photographer hubby also dragged me along to all sorts of bizarre photographic adventures, involving trips to weird places at the wee hours of the morning.

Needless to say, I have a new stash of recipes to try and blog about. I couldn’t bear to do anything domestic in India, apart from mix myself a vodka. But wherever I went I told people about QIC and the recipes flowed like the Hoogli itself. I can’t wait to get started in the kitchen. Just as soon as I overcome jet lag, which is making me sleep by 8:00pm these days.

It has been two years since I last visited Kolkata and a lot has changed. But some things will always be the same. Here’s what to expect on holiday in India:

  • The head shake could mean yes, no, maybe. Never question it, there is no point
  • Fat-free and low-fat are figments of your imagination only not regular occurrences in Indian cuisine
  • You are just as likely to get Delhi belly eating street food in a roadside stall as you are dining like a maharaja in a five-star hotel

Until tomorrow’s recipe…


8 Responses to “How to Cook Papadum (papad)”

  1. Jules Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who does them in the microwave!

  2. sarah Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    for how long do u let it cook in the microwave?

  3. sarah Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    oops nevermind my question.. i just reread ur post and realized it says 1 min each…

  4. sra Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    You’ve encapsulated the conversation bit so well! :-D

  5. Srivalli Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:43 am

    oh those are perfect..though when I tried it mw, they turn little charred!..:)

  6. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I agree conversations with friends over a meal is the best times in life. Those Papad look gorgeous!

  7. mandira Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    these evenings with friends are great… dunno about the three course meal though :)

  8. RedChillies Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    All time favorite snack of ours!

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