Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Unionville Exotic Car Show

Here are some pictures taken at the Unionville Exotic Car Show, a great way to spend a bright Sunday afternoon  

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Batata Vadas

Batata Vadas recipe

  • 4 medium size boiled potatoes  
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 green chilies minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For Batter
  • 3/4 cup gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1//4 teaspoon red chili powder


For the Batter
  • Mix gram flour, salt and cilantro. Add water slowly to make a thick but smooth batter.

Make the Potato balls Vada
  • Boil potatoes till 80% cooked. They should be firm yet cooked
  • Peel and coarsely mash the boiled potatoes.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Add mustard seeds and as the seeds crackle, add mashed potatoes, ginger paste, minced green chili, turmeric, and salt.
  • Stir fry on medium heat for 2 minutes and then add cilantro and mix well. Turn of the heat.
  • After this mixture cools off, start making small balls the size that will easily fit in your fist.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Make sure there is about 1 ½ inch of oil.
  • Dip the potato patties into the batter one at a time, making sure the patties are completely covered by the batter. Then, slowly drop them into the frying pan.
  • Turn them occasionally until both sides are just done and light brown.
  • Serve in bread with a chili and some garlic chutney or even tamarind sauce