Recipe Index


Cakes

July 28, 2020

Eggless Orange Chocolate Cake

Chocolate alone is good, but sometimes chocolate tastes even better when it has a partner-in-crime. Orange is a great companion with chocolate in desserts. Lindt’s intense orange is a popular alive proof for this classic orange chocolate pairing. The contrasting nature of orange and chocolate results into an incredible flavour bomb. The luscious, smooth, roaring rich, mouthfeel of chocolate is balanced by the fresh zesty, fruity tones of orange. It is quite a cherished flavour combo. Organic Home Hand Crafted White Marble […]
July 21, 2020

Eggless Semolina Almond Cake

Moist, soft, rich, remarkably simple, and greatly enjoyable cake. It’s quite a hearty combination of texture and flavour. Almonds occupy a notable presence and semolina holds it together like a delicious promise. You will feel the essence of the festive spirit when you bake it at home. Probably because the ingredients used in this cake have more resembles Indian food. The recipe belongs to a very dear friend’s mother. I am talking almost twenty years down the memory lane. Aunty always […]
July 3, 2020

Types of Custards

It was always custard made using store-bought custard powder at home and my perception of custard was, that it is simple,  and is super easy to accomplish. Since childhood that was the one and only custard introduced to us in a huge joint Indian family of non-egg eaters. Even Flan came into the picture much later. In fact, it wasn’t a pleasing encounter when I first tasted flan.  I  didn’t like it and for years didn’t make any attempt to try […]
April 13, 2020

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas for kids at home during #quarentine, so they start to like healthy meals at home. Manipulating dals. My kids loved these and these were made with dal. Such a satisfactory joy reflects in the sentence here. You must have felt that unseen tug of war between kids and yourself if you are a mom. That constant conflict regarding outside food and home-cooked healthy meals goes on forever. Every house has negotiations at the dinner […]
March 31, 2020

Quarantine Cake Ideas

Sometimes we have limited resources but the desire is immense enough to propel us towards our wants and look for the ways to acquire. These times are challenging for all, every being on this globe is facing a narrowly restricted lifestyle. Hopefully, we get through these times all fine and hearty and one day we tell our grandchildren stories of this #quaratinelife  Homebound is not easy but it’s not all bad either. Count on your blessings and live a content […]
March 31, 2020

Eggless Crepe Recipe

Eggless Crepe Recipe   Crepes are very easy and versatile. You can enjoy them at breakfast or turn them into a cake. Layer the crepes with Nutella, or melted chocolate or fruit preserve. have them with fresh fruits or cream. Crepes are very easy and versatile. You can enjoy them at breakfast or turn them into a cake. Layer the crepes with Nutella, or melted chocolate or fruit preserve. have them with fresh fruits or cream.   

Eggless

August 10, 2020

Sattu Peda

I am biased when it comes to Sattu Peda. I wait for this seasonal delight whole year and relish it to the best of my devour abilities. I can live my life on these Sattu Pedas, seriously. It’s that good. The process involves sugar, ghee and Sattu, along with effort. This is a great treat for kids, packed with nutrition and good fat. The roots of this recipe are deep in our food chronicles.     Sattu – roasted gram […]
August 6, 2020

Homemade Burger Buns

Super soft homemade burger buns  This eventful 2020 has given us a different taste of life. Becoming more appreciative of life and family is the lesson learnt from this drill of COVID 19. The lifestyle has taken a new path and kitchen in many houses have become more lively than ever. Men in the kitchen are the new normal and kids responsible for cleaning their rooms and doing their laundry is no less than a cosmic evolution.  We have been […]
July 28, 2020

Eggless Orange Chocolate Cake

Chocolate alone is good, but sometimes chocolate tastes even better when it has a partner-in-crime. Orange is a great companion with chocolate in desserts. Lindt’s intense orange is a popular alive proof for this classic orange chocolate pairing. The contrasting nature of orange and chocolate results into an incredible flavour bomb. The luscious, smooth, roaring rich, mouthfeel of chocolate is balanced by the fresh zesty, fruity tones of orange. It is quite a cherished flavour combo. Organic Home Hand Crafted White Marble […]
July 28, 2020

How to Make Candied Orange Slices

Candied orange slices are a perfect way to fancy up a cake. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make these tasty fruity candies at home. You only need three ingredients and patience. You will have a jar full of gorgeous looking, incredibly yum candied orange slices in the end. You can substitute orange with other seasonal citrus fruit slices like blood orange, limes, lemons, grapefruits. If the fruit you are choosing is more tart, increase the amount […]
July 21, 2020

Eggless Semolina Almond Cake

Moist, soft, rich, remarkably simple, and greatly enjoyable cake. It’s quite a hearty combination of texture and flavour. Almonds occupy a notable presence and semolina holds it together like a delicious promise. You will feel the essence of the festive spirit when you bake it at home. Probably because the ingredients used in this cake have more resembles Indian food. The recipe belongs to a very dear friend’s mother. I am talking almost twenty years down the memory lane. Aunty always […]
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 […]

Healthy

August 10, 2020

Sattu Peda

I am biased when it comes to Sattu Peda. I wait for this seasonal delight whole year and relish it to the best of my devour abilities. I can live my life on these Sattu Pedas, seriously. It’s that good. The process involves sugar, ghee and Sattu, along with effort. This is a great treat for kids, packed with nutrition and good fat. The roots of this recipe are deep in our food chronicles.     Sattu – roasted gram […]
June 22, 2020

Mango Yogurt Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is an easy recipe to pull off in a shorter time frame. I personally love doing desserts like this which give me no hustle. There is an expression of relief when we can prepare, portion size desserts and keep them in the fridge way before serving time. It’s like a tick mark given to the task list of the mind. It is absolutely important that whatever we prepare is flavoursome and should be relished by those who devour […]
April 13, 2020

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas for kids at home during #quarentine, so they start to like healthy meals at home. Manipulating dals. My kids loved these and these were made with dal. Such a satisfactory joy reflects in the sentence here. You must have felt that unseen tug of war between kids and yourself if you are a mom. That constant conflict regarding outside food and home-cooked healthy meals goes on forever. Every house has negotiations at the dinner […]
March 13, 2020

Coconut Biscuits

Everyday equations of an Indian kitchen does not match with baking. Though I keep my gaga song of blissful baking alive, and I am aware of the fact that we Indians are occasional bakers. Special days and events are celebrated with good bakes otherwise we are happy with our gas chulas for everyday cooking.  Elaborated and complex bakes are to be enjoyed only on the tv screen when watching Masterchef Australia. Or if someone is extremely passionate about creating those kind sophisticated […]
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 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 […]

Breads

August 6, 2020

Homemade Burger Buns

Super soft homemade burger buns  This eventful 2020 has given us a different taste of life. Becoming more appreciative of life and family is the lesson learnt from this drill of COVID 19. The lifestyle has taken a new path and kitchen in many houses have become more lively than ever. Men in the kitchen are the new normal and kids responsible for cleaning their rooms and doing their laundry is no less than a cosmic evolution.  We have been […]
July 4, 2020

Easy Custard Buns

Sweet bun with vanilla custard in the middle, a cup of coffee, a book, drizzly weather and light coming through the window. Can you imagine that it is a true Hygge? I was in Hyggeligt zone yesterday. In fact, after so many days, I felt connected to myself. Thanks to these modestly sweet, soft marvellous buns. It reminded me of the time we were in Paris and Pranav bought custard buns just before we were to aboard on a boat. […]
June 30, 2020

Gluten and Bread Baking

If you are a mechanic, you know a machine’s basic care and maintenance, changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires etc. It’s easier for you to predict which part is causing trouble and is preventing the smooth functioning of a machine. If you are a baker, you know how the ingredients are behaving and reacting and you can predict the problem zone in a bake, you can fix and you can very well create delicious outcomes. It is like […]
April 24, 2020

Homemade White Bread Loaf Recipe

I had asked myself before getting ahead with this article if anyone who is fairly new to cooking or baking will be able to accomplish a good loaf of white bread via this post.  The reply was yes, but a few ifs adjoined to it. If the one who is baking a white bread loaf referring to this recipe will be very accurate in measuring the ingredients. If he or she is careful about the kneading process and will have […]
April 13, 2020

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas for kids at home during #quarentine, so they start to like healthy meals at home. Manipulating dals. My kids loved these and these were made with dal. Such a satisfactory joy reflects in the sentence here. You must have felt that unseen tug of war between kids and yourself if you are a mom. That constant conflict regarding outside food and home-cooked healthy meals goes on forever. Every house has negotiations at the dinner […]
March 31, 2020

Quarantine Cake Ideas

Sometimes we have limited resources but the desire is immense enough to propel us towards our wants and look for the ways to acquire. These times are challenging for all, every being on this globe is facing a narrowly restricted lifestyle. Hopefully, we get through these times all fine and hearty and one day we tell our grandchildren stories of this #quaratinelife  Homebound is not easy but it’s not all bad either. Count on your blessings and live a content […]

Cookies

July 3, 2020

Types of Custards

It was always custard made using store-bought custard powder at home and my perception of custard was, that it is simple,  and is super easy to accomplish. Since childhood that was the one and only custard introduced to us in a huge joint Indian family of non-egg eaters. Even Flan came into the picture much later. In fact, it wasn’t a pleasing encounter when I first tasted flan.  I  didn’t like it and for years didn’t make any attempt to try […]
June 18, 2020

Whole wheat, Oats, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Home baking is a pleasure, it has its own charm. The vibes of baking for your family makes everything radiant. Birthdays and anniversaries give you incentives to bake. Kids flutter around you like butterflies when you are about to leave that chocolate smudged whisk for washing. The euphoria of home baking is gratifying That plunge of ingredients into that mixing bowl, whisking, and mixing, that flutter you feel when the pan is in the oven, that enchanting aroma and mostly […]
March 31, 2020

Quarantine Cake Ideas

Sometimes we have limited resources but the desire is immense enough to propel us towards our wants and look for the ways to acquire. These times are challenging for all, every being on this globe is facing a narrowly restricted lifestyle. Hopefully, we get through these times all fine and hearty and one day we tell our grandchildren stories of this #quaratinelife  Homebound is not easy but it’s not all bad either. Count on your blessings and live a content […]
March 13, 2020

Coconut Biscuits

Everyday equations of an Indian kitchen does not match with baking. Though I keep my gaga song of blissful baking alive, and I am aware of the fact that we Indians are occasional bakers. Special days and events are celebrated with good bakes otherwise we are happy with our gas chulas for everyday cooking.  Elaborated and complex bakes are to be enjoyed only on the tv screen when watching Masterchef Australia. Or if someone is extremely passionate about creating those kind sophisticated […]
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 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 […]

Savoury

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 […]
April 13, 2020

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas for kids at home during #quarentine, so they start to like healthy meals at home. Manipulating dals. My kids loved these and these were made with dal. Such a satisfactory joy reflects in the sentence here. You must have felt that unseen tug of war between kids and yourself if you are a mom. That constant conflict regarding outside food and home-cooked healthy meals goes on forever. Every house has negotiations at the dinner […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 3, 2019

Vegetarian Canapé Recipe

These Vegetarian Canapés are quick to prepare, turns out delicious, and looks superb when served. It is a perfect solution, for situations when the uninformed guest arrives. Especially during festivals. My experience says we require quick fixes in the kitchen, during the festive season. This is one of those recipes that will make a thing go easy, smooth and elegant for you. It surely has made my life easy. To make these delicious canapés you will require dips. One is […]

Candies

July 28, 2020

How to Make Candied Orange Slices

Candied orange slices are a perfect way to fancy up a cake. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make these tasty fruity candies at home. You only need three ingredients and patience. You will have a jar full of gorgeous looking, incredibly yum candied orange slices in the end. You can substitute orange with other seasonal citrus fruit slices like blood orange, limes, lemons, grapefruits. If the fruit you are choosing is more tart, increase the amount […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 1, 2019

Canned Pineapple Recipe

A slice of canned pineapple makes its way through the hustle of ingredients and can ennoble a simple dessert to a graceful one. Whether it is a bowl of whipped cream or a luscious fruit mousse, simple addition of a slice of canned pineapple will elevate the dessert for you. The cakes and elaborated desserts are often crowned with the canned pineapple.    For me, I love eating it directly from the jar. Have you given a thought to spiced […]

Sauces and dips

April 13, 2020

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas

Lentils and Pulses Interesting Recipe Ideas for kids at home during #quarentine, so they start to like healthy meals at home. Manipulating dals. My kids loved these and these were made with dal. Such a satisfactory joy reflects in the sentence here. You must have felt that unseen tug of war between kids and yourself if you are a mom. That constant conflict regarding outside food and home-cooked healthy meals goes on forever. Every house has negotiations at the dinner […]
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 14, 2020

Coffee Mousse with Almond Soil

This is my version of a quick coffee mousse. Where no eggs or gelatine are required. Call it, cheats mousse which turns out pretty good when you are time-constrained. A fast track coffee mousse which is made using an abundance of chocolate with coffee and whipped cream. It is praiseworthy by all means because it is so speedy, hustle free desserts and can look enticing, as well as deliciously sophisticated.  You will need very little ingredients, together they will make […]
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 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 […]

Must Knows

July 3, 2020

Types of Custards

It was always custard made using store-bought custard powder at home and my perception of custard was, that it is simple,  and is super easy to accomplish. Since childhood that was the one and only custard introduced to us in a huge joint Indian family of non-egg eaters. Even Flan came into the picture much later. In fact, it wasn’t a pleasing encounter when I first tasted flan.  I  didn’t like it and for years didn’t make any attempt to try […]
June 30, 2020

Gluten and Bread Baking

If you are a mechanic, you know a machine’s basic care and maintenance, changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires etc. It’s easier for you to predict which part is causing trouble and is preventing the smooth functioning of a machine. If you are a baker, you know how the ingredients are behaving and reacting and you can predict the problem zone in a bake, you can fix and you can very well create delicious outcomes. It is like […]
May 16, 2020

Hidden Sugar Names on Packaging

How often do you read the label on a food package? If you are conscious about your intake, you are more likely to read the label in a detailed manner. Most of us just focus on the bold lettered words on the package which are mentioned on purpose, to attain our attention. Most of the words are mentioned to mislead the consumer. If you are new to the world of the conscious consumer, you are deceived in many ways. It […]
March 27, 2020

Culinary Ratios

Having a ratio for a recipe is having your fundamental techniques and proportions in place for accurate appetising results. Our grandmother used ratios in cooking, they had great mastery in cooking. Adai guna pani for halwa, teen guna pani for daliya, they used ratios for cooking chawal, dal, idli batter and for achars every grandmom had a ratio intel. It’s like having a superpower, how Spiderman’s super abilities made it possible for him to web-jump from one building to another, and […]
March 13, 2020

Coconut Biscuits

Everyday equations of an Indian kitchen does not match with baking. Though I keep my gaga song of blissful baking alive, and I am aware of the fact that we Indians are occasional bakers. Special days and events are celebrated with good bakes otherwise we are happy with our gas chulas for everyday cooking.  Elaborated and complex bakes are to be enjoyed only on the tv screen when watching Masterchef Australia. Or if someone is extremely passionate about creating those kind sophisticated […]
February 5, 2020

All About Yeast

Whether you’re a beginner baker or pro, it’s important to understand how yeast works. The Yeast that we use for baking bread. Today this post is all about yeast.  So I have friends, who are so keen to emerge into baking bread at home, but due to several failed attempts, the heart sinks a bit and somehow, it stops you from going further.      I feel it is very important to understand the whole framework of technique, procedure and […]