December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]
December 3, 2019

Homemade Ladi Pav

In India, we have some kind of un-written pledge about having roti, parathas, basically flatbreads at home. Another side of our preferred food catalogue has a prominent broach of bread. But we unknowingly, desist to acknowledge the companionship that bread provides for many of our favourite foods.  For an instant, take our street food, pav baji, keema pav, vada pav and bread burji, and we can not forget the humble Bun Muska that brings in oodles of joy to our […]
November 26, 2019

Eggless Chocolate Sponge Recipe

This is a solitaire from my recipe treasure trove. Eggless sponge that can be used for all kinds of frosted cakes with an assurance of top-notch results. Soft interiors and a dainty rich chocolate flavour is a real pleasure you will experience. The eggless chocolate sponge turns out very moist, spongy and fluffy with incredible zing. It’s a simple chocolate sponge that will give you the freedom to choose the frosting of your choice.  Over the years, I have experienced […]
November 10, 2019

Vegetarian Proteins

Where do you get your proteins from?  If you are a vegetarian, you are quite familiar with this phrase.  It is such an illusion that vegetarians lack protein in their diets. If you see, many generations have lived well, lived healthy long lives on a vegetarian diet. If you eat good, seasonal, healthy produce you are a healthy being.  The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound. 56 […]
November 5, 2019

Eggless Oreo Cupcakes

Cupcakes are chirpy little angles, they are the bliss of confectionary world. With just one tiny little bake we delightfully enter the happy zone and feel splendid. I think cupcakes are not only for kids, its a universal gleeful territory, and anyone at any age can visit the peachy place, and be HAPPY.  Though, I have baked cupcakes after a long, because of certain healthy inclinations. I am trying to bring-in certain lifestyle changes. I have been baking healthy for a […]
October 28, 2019

Baked Cocktail Samosa

When I was a young girl, samosa meant potato pea stuffing with imli chutney and green chutney. I still have a biased preference to a crispy, hot, well made, deep-fried samosa. There is a comfort zone in the foods, that are associated with childhood. Samosa is one of that food, and it holds a highly reputed place in my heart. But as I move forward with life, the necessity of good health and being fit takes the lead and sadly […]
October 28, 2019

Jain Schezwan Sauce

I prefer making Schezwan Sauce at home because of many obvious reasons. The quality of ingredients, preservative, high sodium presence. It might seem too much work, but actually, it’s super easy to make at home. The whole idea is to balance out the spice with the rest of the ingredients.  The Schezwan Sauce with lots of garlic and ginger is definitely great, but today I have a recipe for Jain Schezwan Sauce here which has no garlic and ginger.  Click […]
October 28, 2019

Schezwan Sauce

Our love for Indo-Chinese food is supported by Schezwan Sauce in many ways. Honestly speaking, I over-use Schezwan sauce at home, to add flavour and a hint of spice to the dishes I prepare. Other than rice, noodles and innumerable Chinese dishes, I experiment beyond flavour boundaries in my kitchen.  A dash of Schezwan in my cutlet mix, roasted sweet potatoes with Schezwan mayo, even the dough of dal ka thepla will have a hint of Schezwan spice when I […]
October 15, 2019

How to Pickle Jalapeño

We all have bought pickled Jalapeño jars several times from the grocery stores. What if I tell you, how easy it is to make ditto tasting pickled Jalapeños at home, that too under 15 minutes.  An itsy-bitsy addition of pickled Jalapeño adds a lot to any dish. A salad, chutney, salsa, taco, nachos, pizza there is no limit to this list. A jar of pickled jalapeños in the fridge, it can be nicknamed as “The flavour affix”.  The recipe is […]