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Debika Pal

Debika Pal is an avid cook who loves to experiment with fresh, seasonal ingredients in her kitchen in New York City. As a frequent world traveller, she savours local specialties whenever she can, and particularly likes to try regional culinary variations with food preparations. She has been writing about her kitchen and travel experiences since 2009 on her blog www.quincesandlemons.com. She has lived in India, Japan and the United States.

Jun 14, 2013

Ameesha Patel finds anti-hero role tough

Ameesha Patel turns into a baddie for her forthcoming film "Shortcut Romeo" and asserts it was challenging for her to play an anti-hero role as it has drained her emotionally and physically. #Ameesha Patel #BuzzPatrol #Shortcut Romeo

Sep 12, 2011

The American biscuit – it’s no Parle-G

For Indians, biscuits mean either Marie or Parle G. But biscuits in the US are completely different; they resemble bread rolls, are lighter and flaky. #American biscuit #ChopAddStir #Recipe

Aug 24, 2011

Don’t like broccoli? This soup will change your mind

George HW Bush famously hated broccoli. Perhaps he should have tried this delicious (and simple) soup. #Brocoli Soup #ChopAddStir #recipes

Aug 2, 2011

When life gives you lemons, make a lemon bar

Lemon bars make a great little dessert requiring very little effort and no fancy ingredients. They are sweet, buttery, lemony, and creamy – all good things to satisfy the sweet tooth. #ChopAddStir #Lemon Bars #recipes

Jul 18, 2011

Pounding the chicken cutlet

Polish food is light on spices but not bland. When you want a fool-proof meal that appeals to everyone try this crunchy chicken cutlet. #AddChopStir #European cuisine #PolishChickeCutlet #recipes

Jul 5, 2011

Mezze mazaa in Greece

The Greeks have an innate appetite for a good party, and there is always mezze to go with it. Here are some appetisersrecipes. #Aubergine and feta dip #ChopAddStir #Fried zucchini #Mezze #Recipe

Jun 23, 2011

Crazy about Corn Fritters

Spicy corn fritters with a garlic sauce — the perfect accompaniment to pouring monsoon rains. #ChopAddStir #Food and drink #garlic sauce #Linda McCartney #recipes #spicy corn fritters

Jun 14, 2011

It’s raw fish but it isn’t sushi

Here is a fish recipe that does not involve frying, baking or simmering. This preparation from the Peruvian Andes is “cooked” in lime juice with no heat involved. #Ceviche #ChopAddStir #fish #Recipe

Jun 8, 2011

A survival guide to eating out in Paris

Planning a vacation in the beautiful city of Paris? Here's a short guide to eating in the ever-charming French capital. #French cuisine #Paris #Restaurant #WanderingI

May 31, 2011

Biryani – Uzbek style

Like pilaf, pulao and biryani, plov is a mixture of rice, vegetables, spices and/or meat, cooked together in the same pot. However, Plov’s distinct flavor is in the animal fat used to cook it. #ChopAddStir #lamb #Plov #Recipe #UzbekBiryani