The human mind  is like an ocean, and thoughts, some brilliant,  some pedestrian and some dangerous, are waves either caressing the shores or trying to break it, in the process  depositing a huge amount of pebbles (memories) on the sandy shores.  Some of the pebbles, polished and sparkling, are like fresh memories whereas others  are half  forgotten or buried like pebbles long deposited on  the shores.  Scratch the surface, and we may find molluscs carrying pearls  (wisdom) or painful memories like crabs scurrying away in all directions.  Dig a bit deeper and we will find “water”, very still and crystal pure, waiting to embrace anything and gobble it yet showing a true reflection.  Do we  have the courage, conviction and effort to go that deep and look at our images?

But it would be worthwhile to give a try at least.



Many cultures have a recognisable cuisine, a specific set of cooking traditions using various spices or a combination of flavours unique to that culture, which evolves over time. Other differences include preferences (hot or cold, spicy, etc.) and practices, the study of which is known as gastronomy.

This is a collection of recipes that we have tried and has turned out to be memorable.


Methi Fish (Curd Base)

It is summer time when you want to eat something light on your stomach. Also during this season, we use ingredients that have a cooling effect on the body.  Here is a fish preparation using yoghurt as the base for the curry with fenugreek seeds.

Stir-Fry Chicken with Rice Noodles

Wanted to do something quick for dinner. I had fresh ingredients in the fridge and found some flat rice noodles in the cupboard. And I had a vision of Chinese  ‘stir-fry’.  A quick search on the web brought up this recipe and it turned out yummy.