Kakori House

I was very excited to try out this restaurant which was serving up these famous and delectable Kakori kebabs. These kebabs are a speciality of a specific region in India and require great skill to make as they are very soft and tender. The only time I have had (and enjoyed) these were in Mumbai,…

Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge – Ritz Carlton

I quite like the idea of an afternoon tea in a cozy setting with delicious savory and sweet foods with a cup of delicious coffee. Doha has quite grown on the ‘afternoon tea’ setting and now there are several hotels serving up very good ‘teas’. I accidentally stumbled upon The Lobby Lounge and decided to…

41 Degrees WS Grill

Located in the gorgeous Shoumoukh Towers is this fresh looking restaurant – 41 Degrees WS Grill. I was invited to try out this place and I was certainly looking forward to it. There is valet parking outside the restaurant and the Towers themselves have a modern and striking feel to them. Upon reaching the restaurant,…

Watermelon Limeade

So the other day, we went overboard and made loads of limeade (or rather the concentrate). To use it all up, I started blending it with other fruits to make fruit limeades and also with soda to make fresh lime soda. My favorite version was that of the watermelon limeade. Really easy to put together…

Limeade – For Summer Fun

Just last week a dear friend shared with me a large basket of limes that grew in their garden. How awesome is that! For those of you who have lived in Doha, know how hard it is to find locally grown vegetables/fruits during summer. I was surely excited to receive this bounty. As soon as…

Zengo – An Incredible Experience

After hearing several positive reviews about Zengo, I was more than ready to try it. I was told that the view is breathtaking but you really have to see it to believe it! I had an amazing experience at Zengo – the food, service and the view, are all absolutely mind-blowing. This is one restaurant,…

Chicken Shami Kabab (kebab) or Lentil Patties

This is recipe for keeps. Simple to make, delicious, spices can be controlled and most importantly, loved by kids. I was looking for a recipe for quite a while and couldn’t find one that completely satisfied me but my search ended with one fabulous recipe by Shanaz Rafiq I have tweaked my recipe to suit our…

Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger/Garlic paste is one meal prep item that is almost permanent in all Indian homes. You may find homes that make a fresh batch for each use (my mom) and also those homes that make a large batch (that’s me). A paste that takes very little time to prepare and is almost a must for…

Spiced Chickpea or Chana Masala

I am amongst those who crave easy home made meals and at the same time, love quick fix meals. On days we want  something simple to call dinner, this is one the recipes that comes to mind. This also, doubles as a an excellent snack and very, very handy when you have guests coming in…

The Humble Dal – Lentil Curry

In my opinion, no amount of fancy or gourmet food can give the comfort of a humble bowl of dal or lentil curry as you may know it. A staple in the Indian homes, this easy to make dish teamed with boiled or steamed rice is going to satiate you like no other. On days…