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Kataifi Dough

I love Mediterranean desserts like Baklava, Kunafah, Kataifi etc. There was a time when I used to crave for Kunafah, especially after seeing pictures of it on social media. Unfortunately there weren’t any good places …

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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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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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Biscotti

One aspect I like about sending lunch/snacks for D to school is the feedback. One can’t get a more honest feedback. I always look forward to hear the feedback, especially when I send something new. Getting positive feedback encourages me even more to try new dishes. After receiving appreciation for the brownies I had sent the other day, I decided to make Biscotti. This has been in my to-do list for a while. The preparation of the dish is very easy. However, the baking takes a while. But trust me, it’s all worth the effort when you bit into those…

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Baozi/ Bao (Chinese Steamed Buns)

Being a member of foodie group gives varied exposure to a lot of cuisines. I get inspired to try out certain new dishes that I see. One such dish that caught my fancy was Baozi/ Bao, also known as Chinese Steamed Buns. What really attracted me was the way it was presented.Three little piggies on a s

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Moist Honey Cake

This Diwali, as I was slightly under the weather, I hadn’t made any sweets. Now that I was back in action, I decided to bake Moist Honey Cake, which has been in my “to- do list” for a while. Honey Cake is usually made for the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). Apart from honey, this recipe calls for o

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Basket Bread

A couple of days back, I was going through some restaurant pictures clicked by a friend of mine, when I saw a basket made of bread. Needless to say, I just couldn’t wait to try it out myself. After a lot of browsing, all I could find was a pictorial instruction about weaving the basket but no recipe

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Cantaloupe Quick Bread

Here’s good news for all the ‘Cantaloupe Haters’ like me.. 🙂 Yeah!! You read it right…I meant Cantaloupe a.k.a Muskmelon ‘haters’. You must be wondering if I have gone crazy…. Definitely Not. I am just overjoyed by the fact that I found a way to consume the Cantaloupe lyingon my countertop It

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Mutton Rezala

The first time I heard of Mutton Rezala was on Madhur Jaffrey’s show on TV. Rezala is a traditional Bangladeshi recipe for a classic meat-based curry in curd, flavoured with cardamom, cloves, garlic, ginger and chillies. Even though it has its origins in Bangladesh, it has a Mughlai influence in its

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Rich Chocolate Cake

Yesterday was J’s birthday. What better gift than achocolatecake, covered with chocolate ganacheand decorated with chocolate roses. That is how I set out to make this cake. It came out better than I expected and J sure was elated seeing it. But the irony of the situation was that J was not at home t

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Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

Today D has been out the whole day playing with his friends. When he comes back in the evening he will be famished and would be asking for something to fill his tummy. What better option than a bowl of steaming hot Sweet Corn Chicken Soup. It being nutritious as well as filling, I couldn’t think of

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Masamman Curry..Bring home a piece of Thailand.. :-)

Masamman Curry is a typical Southern Thai dish, which can be prepared with any meat or Tofu. Ever since I saw this dish being made in an episode of Masterchef Australia, I decided to make it myself. I don’t know how authentic it tastes. We had it with rice and loved it. I got the recipe from Real Th

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Sindhi Biryani

The first time I ever heard of Sindhi Biryani was while watching the programme ‘Food Safari’ on TV. I have been looking forward to make this Biryani for a long time, and what betteroccasionthan for Lunch on New Years’ Day. As soon as I was finished with taking pictures, J asked me to serve it immedi

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Have I told you that my favourite TV programs are all food related ??? Masterchef Australia, Top Chef, Food Safari, Ultimake Cake Off….the list is endless.. Everytime I am in front of the TV, one can find me watching something that’s related to food. One of the programs that truly inspires me is F

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Apple Cider Doughnut

A friend of mine had requested me for doughnut recipe and D had mentioned that I haven’t made doughnuts lately. I wanted to finish off the apples piled upin my fruit basket as well. I was in two minds. Should I go ahead with the doughnuts or make something with the apples. Who else to turn to but my

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