Add Oil to Fire!!

Harissa is a fiery red pepper paste and used mainly Tunisia and Moroccan cuisine as well. This chili paste is prepared in a similar manner. I used a mixer of oven roasted sweet chili and dry Kashmiri chilies. The salt and olive oil in it makes sure it stays fresh for a week. You can…

Koftas to fight a gloomy day

Tagine or Tajine is a name of the earthen pot used in Moroccan cuisine to cook meat, fish or vegetables. Typical tagine has a long conical shaped lid and heavy broad base. The steam is not allowed to escape, so it is usually preferred for slow cooking. Meat remains tender and moist. Back home in Assam, we cook…

Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?

Being a working mom of three, my mother never had much time for experimentation, when it comes to cooking. But on weekends or special occasions, she would put on her chef’s hat, and we would play out roles as her helpers. I loved the whole process of baking cookies, even as a child. And among…

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….

It’s a Wrap!!

Well, I have been away for a long time. When viral fever got hold of me I had to take things slow. Especially with a hyperactive toddler, finding the time and energy to work gets harder and spare time becomes sparse. Thanks to the antibiotics even my taste buds temporarily got paralyzed. But all this while…

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…

The adventure to your stomach

There are a few adventure trail that I wish I could retrace. I agree the magic of the first time goes unmatched. One such trip of mine was to a natural hot water spring in Assam. Picnics during winters is a very common outdoor activity and people commute in buses to enjoy a day out…

A Fruitful Zest for Aroma

 Orange comes from citrus family and where I come from it is considered as the citrus belt of India. The northeastern region of India is very suitable for citrus crops. So, we had them in abundance during season. We had them raw or added to our salads. My mother preserved them as marmalades or turned…

A new guide to Kebabs

The onset of winter in the UAE means the start of barbecue season. Families gather in parks and beaches for open air barbecue. I love the smells that fill the winter air. The lively chatter as families enjoys the outdoors with good food and amazing weather. Every park and beach have a decent arrangement for…

The Wholesome Cookie

These soft, chewy healthy oats cookies are bound to be your favorite this baking season. The use of rolled oats not just makes them little chewy but also gives texture. Studded with raisins for some extra sweetness which is perfectly balanced by the spice mix. Now breakfast is usually a huge struggle with my toddler….

In the Mood for Food…

With winters around and so many festivities lined up, eating a little more than usual is natural. Being a food enthusiast, we tend to get a little carried away at times. In particular, during long trips away from home, eating becomes a tad unorganized. But, of late we have been a little more conscious about…

From the land of favorites

The repeated requests for Dhansak every third week by my husband led me to this recipe. But I have to admit I love having Dhansak, especially during winters. It is such a warm hearty dish you are bound to love it……be rest assured, this won’t be your only instance!!! Dhansak is a Parsi dish and is usually…