Recipe Review

Pindi Chole/Chana – The Missing Ingredient

I have been making rase ke chole (chana in gravy) for a number of years now. I recently tried to make pindi chana, which is spicy chana masala with much less gravy; in fact, the gravy has a thick saucy consistency. It goes best with bhature or poori. I had invited some guests over for… Continue reading Pindi Chole/Chana – The Missing Ingredient

California · Zumba

Zumba @The Rhythm Attic

Trip distance: 4.6 mi (cycle), 3.6 mi (car) Time to reach: 49 min (walk / Bus 58 / walk), 25 min (cycle), 8 min (car) Round trip cost: $4 (Note: The last bus to Scott and Space Park is at 6:30 PM) About the Class and Studio Website: Address: 1515 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Bike… Continue reading Zumba @The Rhythm Attic

California · Zumba

Elite Ballroom

Trip distance: 8.4 mi (cycle), 6.9 mi (car) Time to reach: 1 hr 5 min (walk / LRT (VTA train) / walk), 44 min (cycle), 12 min (car) Round trip cost: $4 About the Class and Studio Website: Address: 1042, Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 (SJ Downtown) Bike parking availability: None Class schedule: Mon/Tues/Thurs: 7:00-8:00… Continue reading Elite Ballroom

California · cycling

eLocker by VTA and BikeLink

As part of my trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I took the VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) LRT (Light Rail Transit) from the River Oaks station. The River Oaks center at North First street also houses the VTA administrative office. This place is a 20 minutes walk from home and 10 minutes on bike. VTA… Continue reading eLocker by VTA and BikeLink

California · cycling · Exploring

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Trip distance: 7.0 – 7.5 miles Time to reach: 1 hr 9 min (walk | LRT | bus | walk), 40 min (cycle), 11 min (car) Round trip cost: $8 About the Museum Website: Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191 Car parking availability and fee: Behind the museum (on Chapman Street). Parking is free. Bike… Continue reading Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum


There’s Something About Nigella!

We’re hooked to the famous British  Nigella Lawson‘s cookery show, Nigella Bites on Food Network (aired on Travel & Living in India). Different people are hooked for different reasons. Yes, she cooks well and presents the entire process quite innovatively and effortlessly. You can see how much she ejoys preparing a meal, experimenting with different… Continue reading There’s Something About Nigella!