It’s time to fix your breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day ignoring which can affect your concentration and leave you cranky for the rest of the day. In my case, I would end up binge eating for the rest of the day. Post child birth with no family to share the household chores, it was tough going…

Dipped to Chill!!

This is my second post on Tea. I didn’t want to share the picture of a cup of green tea and talk about it because green tea comes across as a bland beverage. But green tea can be fun too. There are so many ways of including it into our diet, and actually, drinking is…

Drizzle some inspiration…

It’s not that we must remember to care about our planet on just one day “Earth Day”. I believe it’s like a reminder to be a little more selfless, a little more caring, a little more aware and make as many small changes as possible in our own lives. It will lead us to a…

THANDAI…for Holi!!

Thandai is a spiced Indian milk served cold. Very popular in the Northern parts of the country. Having lived in Delhi for over a decade (before moving to Dubai), my husband is a huge fan of Delhi’s street food. You start your day with parathas, lunch would be chole bhature/ rajma chawal and kebabs for…

Some Vegan Love…

Well, its an incredibly late post for Valentine’s day. Nevertheless, love doesn’t (cease to exist) begin nor end with a day. Every day is different, and we end up understanding love a little more and overstating a lot more. But let’s not go down that route….there is nothing that hasn’t been discussed already. Even as…

Plan for some unplanned sweets!!

Well, picture this…..I went to the kitchen with the Indian carrot fudge (Gajar ka halwa) in mind, but I ended up making this. That’s the beauty of getting inspired. I had been planning to make a vegan and refined sugar-free version of this traditional Indian sweet which happens to be one of my favorite desserts….

Rudolf’s Red Currant

It’s been a while since I posted anything vegan. These vegan partially cooked cupcakes are like a Christmas present to me. Christmas has always been special. Studying in a convent we would always look forward to this time of the year. Before the winter break started there were a lot of activities – carol competition, Christmas…

Effortless Perfection

The first homemade malpuas I ever tasted were prepared by my mother in law. She taught me a very simple pancake batter. She would add chopped dried coconut which I replaced with desiccated coconut for this recipe. Rabri or sweet thickened milk is completely optional, however, I strongly recommend it for the serious dessert diggers….

Date a Cake

Evening Tea has a special place in our memory lanes. During my hostel days, after a whole day of classes, we would really look forward to it. The girl’s common room was our usual hangout place. Cheap biscuits from our nearby grocery shop were the usual accompaniments with our tea. However, once a while a…

The Route to Tiramisu

Italian food amazes me with its simplicity and amazing flavors. And when it comes to dessert…its not too difficult to guess that my favorite is Tiramisu. Four years ago I was fortunate to taste the best of Italian food in Rome. It was a beautiful trip, as we regaled by  good food, friendly people, and…

THE ZEST OF LEMON ON CHEESECAKE

  Bring some zest to your regular cheesecake by adding the magic ingredient of ‘Lemon’. Here is the full recipe. Baked Lemon & Yogurt Cheese Cake Course: Desert Cuisine: English Cooking Time: 45 minutes Preparation Time: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS Ricotta Cheese   250 g Greek Yogurt      350 g Lemon zest         1 tbsp…

THE SOLEMN OCTOBER SPELL – ‘KATI BIHU’

Bihu is the cultural/traditional festival of Assam celebrated by all irrespective of caste or religion. There are three Bihu celebrated at different times of the year as they are associated with paddy cultivation. Assam being predominantly an agricultural state and rice being its staple crop, Bihu holds an important place in the heart of the…