Recipe Index


Cakes

March 21, 2020

Recipe for Eggless Pancakes

Pancakes at home is not a task, its super quick to whip up a few ingredients and cook them on a hot griddle. I know there are days when those imperfect pancakes happen sometimes burnt, sometimes undercooked, chewy and sometimes dense. I have a sackful of guidelines for flawless pancakes. Egg-free pancakes or pancakes with eggs, you will achieve marvellous, soft, fluffy, airy pancakes every time you cook them in your home kitchen. Read this article where I have mentioned […]
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 […]
March 4, 2020

Authentic Thandai Masala Recipe

Thandai is a milk-based, well-balanced, refreshing summer beverage that is believed to treat ailments related to excessive body heat. It is also a summer drink as it is an instant energizer in the scorching summer heat. This drink is very flavourful and healthy. In fact, most of its ingredients are nutritious. It has a base of nuts and seeds that act as a nerve tonic. The herbs, spices and flowers used are all reportedly cooling and hydrating.   The most important […]
March 3, 2020

Thandai Mawa Muffins

Mumbaikars have nostalgia for Irani bakery mawa cakes. Centuries-old venerable relation with mawa cakes has sustained and will never retire. The soft, buttery, cardamom-infused teacakes in silver foil trays, sometimes wrapped in wax papers are heartwarming. A staple in Irani cafes and bakeries has created an eternal harmony with our taste buds.  Mawa cake has a strong presence of Indian flavours. Cardamom being one of the prominent biffs in a mawa cake, it opens more room to play around using […]
February 20, 2020

Eggless Cream Cheese Cake

The thoughts are in a quarrel in my mind, concerning the name of this recipe. Eggless cream cheese pound cake, won’t be an appropriate name, because traditionally a pound cake had a pound of each of four ingredients — flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Pound cake, originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th century, initially weighed four pounds. We have preserved the original, simple-to-remember-ratio of this recipe and yet we have driven it to a contemporary time bringing-in a […]

Eggless

March 21, 2020

Recipe for Eggless Pancakes

Pancakes at home is not a task, its super quick to whip up a few ingredients and cook them on a hot griddle. I know there are days when those imperfect pancakes happen sometimes burnt, sometimes undercooked, chewy and sometimes dense. I have a sackful of guidelines for flawless pancakes. Egg-free pancakes or pancakes with eggs, you will achieve marvellous, soft, fluffy, airy pancakes every time you cook them in your home kitchen. Read this article where I have mentioned […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
March 4, 2020

Authentic Thandai Masala Recipe

Thandai is a milk-based, well-balanced, refreshing summer beverage that is believed to treat ailments related to excessive body heat. It is also a summer drink as it is an instant energizer in the scorching summer heat. This drink is very flavourful and healthy. In fact, most of its ingredients are nutritious. It has a base of nuts and seeds that act as a nerve tonic. The herbs, spices and flowers used are all reportedly cooling and hydrating.   The most important […]
March 3, 2020

Thandai Mawa Muffins

Mumbaikars have nostalgia for Irani bakery mawa cakes. Centuries-old venerable relation with mawa cakes has sustained and will never retire. The soft, buttery, cardamom-infused teacakes in silver foil trays, sometimes wrapped in wax papers are heartwarming. A staple in Irani cafes and bakeries has created an eternal harmony with our taste buds.  Mawa cake has a strong presence of Indian flavours. Cardamom being one of the prominent biffs in a mawa cake, it opens more room to play around using […]

Healthy

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 21, 2019

Baked Cauliflower Nuggets

Some recipes, give me reasons and leverage to make them over and over again. I go back to the same ingredients and method of cooking if it’s healthy and is accepted/loved at home. These baked cauliflower nuggets are perfect and ticks in all the right columns. It’s baked, has fewer calories, is incredibly delicious and easy to make + a very versatile.      Cauliflower has been around for ages now, but we have never given it the place it […]

Breads

March 21, 2020

Recipe for Eggless Pancakes

Pancakes at home is not a task, its super quick to whip up a few ingredients and cook them on a hot griddle. I know there are days when those imperfect pancakes happen sometimes burnt, sometimes undercooked, chewy and sometimes dense. I have a sackful of guidelines for flawless pancakes. Egg-free pancakes or pancakes with eggs, you will achieve marvellous, soft, fluffy, airy pancakes every time you cook them in your home kitchen. Read this article where I have mentioned […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]

Cookies

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 […]
January 17, 2019
Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

How to make donut at home without using eggs in the recipes?  Challenge is to achieve the right texture – deliciously fluffy and airy inside, tender yet slightly crisp on the outside. The right colour, the right richness, is the goal.   So I have a recipe of donuts, which is a keeper for all those, who prefer eggless treats.  Please go through these points mentioned below, because it is important to understand, How the dough is prepared, and How […]
December 10, 2018
Energy Bites

Energy bites

Energy bites are delicious, satisfying snack. These are also considered as pre-workout/ post-workout bite and a light/ guilt-free dessert after food. When made at home, they’re absurdly customisable. You will be surprised how easy and quick are these to make at home. I am gonna quickly take you through the five amazing flavours and combinations for no-bake Energy Bites … Energy Balls.  Making energy bites at home can be so much fun. When preparing for this particular post, I started […]
November 26, 2018
Ginger Bread Cookies

Ginger Bread Cookies

This is a no-complications, kind of recipe and as always, at 2blissofbaking we make every recipe easy, and this one is no exception. You can bake these amazing looking cookies at home, by your self, even if baking is a new/unfamiliar territory for you.  A basic gingerbread cookie recipe, with very basic royal icing decors, is what I am sharing with you today. If you have kids, include them in the whole process too. The joy of baking together is […]

Savoury

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 […]
September 1, 2019

Oven Roasted Baby Potato

Baking potatoes in the oven is less of a recipe more of a technique to get the right enjoyable texture and taste. It is so easy to create perfect baked potatoes, which are full of flavour and are crispy outside. The inside is fluffy and hot and is cooked just right. Oven Roasted Baby Potato Everyone has a different idea/recipe for the same when it comes to the baked potatoes. I have my version, that gives me the perfect result […]
September 1, 2019

Homemade Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

  Sun-dried tomato pesto is very simple to make at home. It adds a lot of depth in terms of flavour and texture to any snack you serve it with. I am not sure if the name – sun-dried tomato pesto would be a correct for this dip. This is my version and is super quick to prepare.  But I just want to insist on using good quality sun-dried tomatoes. The ones which are fleshy, and are chewier in texture. […]

Candies

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 […]
March 19, 2019
Matka kulfi Recipe

Matka kulfi Recipe

Matka Kulfi is a classy Holi Recipe. It is loved and enjoyed by all. Parents, grandparents or the kids, Matka Kulfi is something they all like to indulge in. It is rich, creamy, yum and has a vibrant festive feel to it.  My Dad in law loves all the Desi Authentic Dishes. I keep experimenting with different foods, in my kitchen. And Dad always appreciates, when it’s a recipe that reminds him of his early days. Takes him back to […]

Sauces and dips

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 […]
September 1, 2019

Homemade Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

  Sun-dried tomato pesto is very simple to make at home. It adds a lot of depth in terms of flavour and texture to any snack you serve it with. I am not sure if the name – sun-dried tomato pesto would be a correct for this dip. This is my version and is super quick to prepare.  But I just want to insist on using good quality sun-dried tomatoes. The ones which are fleshy, and are chewier in texture. […]

Must Knows

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]