Winter’s Obituary | Looking Beyond The Smog

By Pratishtha Dobhal Once upon a time in Delhi, lived winter. It sneaked its way through October with flirtatious chills and thrills, prepared November for bright blooming chrysanthemums and some heavy knits, settled into December in smug foggy nights, thrived … Continue reading Winter’s Obituary | Looking Beyond The Smog

Cooking With Mum’s Magic: Poppin’ Pumpkin

By Pratishtha Dobhal   “Feeling overwhelmed”. + “Now excited”. + “Just hit glee”. + “Oh No!… That¬†sinking feeling”. + “That was a close¬†burn”. + “Deep food aroma breathing underway”. + “It’s all coming together”. + “Yes! It looks just about right”. + “There. Nailed it”.+ “What an absolute beauty”.+ “Spooned and down the mouth”.= This absolutely gorgeous looking, wonderful smelling, pumpkin cooked in mustard oil, fenugreek seeds, jaggery, and mum’s magic, makes me beyond happy. Someone give me a gold star. Not being dramatic. I promise–this is how it exactly played out. Food, especially mum’s food is comfort, it’s coming … Continue reading Cooking With Mum’s Magic: Poppin’ Pumpkin