July 17, 2020

How to make Crispy French Fries at home

It’s not a child thing, but we all have a fragile clutch on our dietary commitment on the sight of hot and crispy French fries. Satisfying combinations of carbs, fat and salt make us weak when fries are offered. Starchy fried goodness is loved more during monsoon and in winter. Yesterday it was quite a drizzle outside and, I fried a perfect batch of crispy yum fries. Savouring on those, I was drawn to the thoughts of sharing the logic […]
March 21, 2020

How to make perfect Pancakes

Pancakes guarantee overjoyed kids, There is this auto-pilot delightful mood-set when it is pancake time. My younger one is simply crazy for pancakes, she makes me promise pancake for breakfast on, no-school-days and she enjoys them like an English girl with all the drama of elegance. The word that comes to mind is Dramebaj. She even raises her pinky when sipping from her milk cup like a lady. Her fictitious stage for the performance is my dining table. I enjoy […]
March 9, 2020

Recipes for Festivals

Festivals generate soulfulness in our existence. They give us obvious reasons to be in the company of the ones we love the most. We eagerly anticipate the joyous times, when we get time to chill, sit in that balcony, hang around on that staircase, play those card games with those cousins/friends. The group gets bigger and better ever festive season and those senseless, extreme, leg-puling jokes which have been circulating over the years and never seem to fade off their […]
February 4, 2020

Pizza Buns

These Pizza buns are a doorway to happiness. When you succeed in baking these sensational pizza buns at home, the whole family goes whoopee gaga about you. My kids and Pranav thoroughly enjoyed these buns last night for dinner. I had happy souls, who watched t.v. and ate pizza buns and icecream for dinner. You too can make these in your home kitchen. I am sharing the recipe and few do’s and don’ts of baking these buns in a home […]
January 30, 2020

Caramel Popcorn at Home

A big bowl of popcorn is of greatest joy with a movie. It’s like, euphoria when we dig the hand into a tub of popcorn while watching a movie in the theatre. The crunchy-munchy bites and the seducing aroma that tickles the nose and tastebuds, make popcorn a beloved treat for all. Movie and popcorn are married now, but you know, when movie theatres came into existence, they did not allow popcorns inside the theatres. The halls were considered of […]
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 […]
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

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 […]