A life amidst nature

With an agricultural background and an early life spent in a tea garden, I have lived a life amidst nature, an experience I can only wish for my little one. All locally and organically produced fruits, vegetables, and grains was the order of the day. In the UAE, even though we are surrounded by a…

Beetroot and carrot fritters

There are a very few ingredients that inspire you to create something new every time. Beetroot is one such vegetable that kind of fuels my imagination.  It adds a lot of texture and sweetness to your dishes. Not to mention the bright and stunning colour. Starting from dips, fritters, salads, breads, cakes, etc. Beetroot has…

Mango Falooda

Walking along the narrow streets mesmerized by the bangles market in the Charminar area of Hyderabad, I and my friend stumbled upon a cart loaded with drinks. This was our first visit to this wonderful city of the Nawabs. After the mandatory dose of kebabs and biryanis, we looked for other things the place had…

Light-en up your breakfast!

If you like having dessert for breakfast you will love this. Its super simple with a very short preparation time. The sauce can be easily stored in an airtight container for 3 days. You just need a handful of ingredients. The pudding which we also call ‘firni’ is something I grew up eating. It is…

Memory can conjure up a cake!!

Eight years ago, when I got married, I was not very fond of cooking. To be honest, even though I loved watching my grandma and mom cook and occasionally help them with some simple steps but I never imagined myself cooking up a meal. Well, the biggest surprise is always within you, for me, what…

Me, myself and Pesto

With so many variations of pesto available in the market and over the internet, I was a little apprehensive about posting my version. However, it would be unfair to keep this simple and delicious pesto recipe to myself. I discovered this recipe by chance, as I made a desperate attempt to save a huge bunch…

A Scoop of ‘Love’

Who doesn’t like being hugged by their little ones? They hug and fill your heart with love.  My little fella is not very expressive with words but he has a way of expressing his deep moment of happiness and exuberance. His food choices are like any other kid. Hates veggies but loves most of the…

Beery meets Algae

A simple and quick dessert made with a handful of ingredients yet it can look so elegant on your dinner table. It’s a classic that never fails to impress. My version of berry pannacotta is with coconut cream is light, vegan and refined sugar-free. I used agar-agar in the place of gelatin. I remember using it…

Accidental Greatness

This chutney is an accidental discovery. I had a couple of ingredients which I wanted to finish. Since the quantity of the ingredients was less, I decided to throw them together and create something new. The pear was the last moment addition as I found it in the refrigerator. But it added a lovely texture….

Black is a Miracle

Oryza Sativa or Rice is a miracle crop. A lot of hard work and labor goes into raising a single crop of rice. A background in agriculture and experience of the process of rice cultivation has made me understand the real value of this crop. Not just nutritionally but also it’s economic value. Assam is…