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Basque Cheesecake

D had been asking for Cheesecake. However, he was very specific about what he wanted. He didn’t want the ones with the base. After some search, he zeroed in on the Basque burnt cheesecake by …

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Kataifi Rolls/Kadaif Rolls

Kataifi is a Mediterranean dessert. It is a pretty much similar to sweets like Baklava, Kunafah etc. Kataifi is a crispy roll coated with lemon-scented sugar syrup. It has a filling of coarsely ground nuts, …

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Pomegranate Sauce

Ever since D has landed, our breakfast is mostly waffles or pan cakes. Though D loves his waffles/ pan cakes with Nutella, J and I prefer something less sweet. As we had used up the …

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Oven Baked Waffles

D’s college closed due to coronavirus. As all his friends left for their home towns, he too came home, albeit with a list of dishes I had to make for him. His first request was …

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Star Fruit Wine/ Carambola Wine

It’s been almost an year since my last post. There were times when I so badly wanted to get back into action, but, one or the other issue cropped up. Now that I’m free, I …

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Ayam Goreng Berampah (Malaysian Spicy Fried Chicken)

Had it not been for my father’s encouragement, I wouldn’t have turned out to be so passionate about cooking. So this time, when they were visitng us, I had made up my mind to cook …

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Pickled Eggs with Beetroot

Couple of weeks back, we were getting ready to go for a short vacation. As any home minister, I was trying to wind up my kitchen. D isn’t particularly fond of eggs. So making a …

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake

For the past one week, every time I sat down to put up a post in the blog, something or the other would come up. Some days back, while having discussions during dinner, J casually …

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Super Soft Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

  When my dear friend R’s son got admission in the college of his choice, I was really excited. I had made up my mind to bake some Chocolate Cup Cakes for him and give …

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Apple Banoffee Empanadas

Couple of weeks back,when a Sprigs representative contacted me asking if I could develop a recipe for them, I was excited. The product I had to work with was Banana & Caramel Banoffee Topping & …

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Super Soft Yeast Doughnuts with Boston Cream Filling

I have always been following my Cake Doughnut recipe for my son D, who is very fond of Doughnuts. Sometime back, while having the store bought doughnuts, he asked me if I could make something …

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Zafrani Pulao/ Kesar Pulao/ Saffron Rice

Zafrani Pulao, as the name suggests has saffron as a key ingredient. The saffron strands imparts colour and it’s unique flavour to the rice dish. The addition of the roasted dry fruits brings more richness …

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Jack Fruit Wine/ Chakkappazham Wine

This time while returning from our Kerala trip, my MIL sent almost 2 kgs of jack fruit. With J, leaving for Delhi the next day, I felt that we won’t be able to finish off …

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Aam Panna (Raw Mango Drink)

Summer is here. A cool refreshing drink is what we yearn for, during this season. D’s request for refreshing drink always keep me on my toes. With the easy availability of mangoes, I prefer to make …

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Appam/Vellayappam/Paalappam using Rice Powder

Appam/Hopper is a type of pancake, which is traditionally served with Stew. Any Christian function that I attended as child, always had Appam and stew in it’s menu. That hasn’t changed in all these years. …

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Bhatura/Bhatoora/Batura

I Love the Chole- Bhatura combination, whereas it’s just the opposite for J. Hence I always prepare it when he’s away, travelling 🙂 The combination of Bhatura with Pindi Chole, sprinkled with chopped onions is my all-time favourite…yummmmm..I’m already drooling. I have always been following the recipe from my favourite cook book by Jiggs Kalra. Though the dough can be prepared well in advance, it’s better to fry the Bhatura just before serving.

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Nougat

? Christmas isn’t too far. If you’re wondering what sweet to gift to your near and dear ones, here’s my suggestion- Nougat. Nougat, pronounced as noo-gaa, is a sweet with a soft, chewy texture.

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Parsi Sali/Saali/Salli Keema

Salli Keema is a popular Parsi dish that is made of minced meat and garnished with fried potato. There are quite a few variations to this recipe. The recipe I followed was my favourite cookery book by Jiggs Kalra.

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