January 14, 2020

Baked Amritsari Kulcha

This Amritsari Kulcha recipe is similar to the authentic kulcha and it turns out delicious. But these Kulchas are baked in the oven. Having no tandoor is a limitation for many home cooks like me. The OTG works great, and it is proven to be a saver for me many times.  Being a Punjabi, I can’t ignore the demanding tastebuds who are hungry for a good buttery, crispy outside, tender inside, aloo masala stuffed kulcha. I might have to face sulky reactions […]
January 6, 2020

History of Chocolate

Chocolate was a treasure back then, it was used as a currency. One could buy a rabbit for 30 nibs for cocoa beans. Chocolate was consumed as a drink, but mostly by the elite. The nibs from the cacao plant were ground into a paste and were consumed as a drink, unlike our chocolate bars today.    Chocolate’s 4,000-year history began in ancient Mesoamerica, present-day Mexico. It’s here that the first cacao plants were found.  The Olmecs were one of […]
January 1, 2020

All About Hot Chocolate

The classic Hot chocolate holds an affix with the winter. It’s a cosy and joyous concept, that we all cherish in the cold season.  When hands get a wintry numb, holding a cup of hot chocolate is a bliss.  I have a vivid memory with Hot chocolate that is very close to my heart. So it was our honeymoon and we were at the peak of Mount Titlis, with a white snowy ambience all around. After spending wondrous hours in […]
December 23, 2019

Christmas Energy Bites

Every year in the month of December, we fancy the zing of Christmas. Vivacious cravings for Christmasy flavours get into our world. The charm of festive spirit captivates our inner infatuation for good food, lights, those red and green tinctures around us. I am in so much Christmas seize, that I seriously desire a slice of Christmas cake right now. But, guess what, I still have not baked my Christmas cake. It’s a doleful feeling within me.    For now […]
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 […]