Bread…yet again | Baking

Another weekend, another bread loaf !! I think i’ll never get tired of telling you how much I love to bake breads and how versatile a dough it is !! Before you think I’m a broken record…..let’s move on… So this time it is a 30% whole wheat flour  (atta) and the rest is maida…

Nankhatai | Baking | Childhood Memories

Nankhatai – the Indian Cookie which most of us, living in this part of the world have grown up on !!I have some amazing memories of enjoying nankhatais with my grandfather. In our house he was the one who was so so fond of these lovely cookies, and had introduced me to them. White crumbly…

Arabian Date and Walnut Cake

Baking a cake is always special and baking it for someone’s birthday is only icing on the cake !! 🙂It was my uncle’s birthday and I wanted to do a different cake though non icing. This cake is a hands down winner so full of flavour !! I’m sure you’ll wonder that most of my…

Pomegranate Molasses | How To Series | Kitchen Hacks

A lot of times baking and even cooking various dishes, from around the world can be challenging especially in India, because of the lack of convenience of finding certain ingredients off the shelves. Either it is difficult to find them or if you find them then they are way too expensive or difficult to source consistently.  …

Condiment Series | Harissa | Dip

Day 28Harissa for the brave heart or err…. for the brave tongue !!! This is a Tunisian Hot Chili Peppers Sauce, but now making inroads into the Moroccan Cuisine. It is a combination of various types of chillies. Both fresh and dried. Traditionally Harissa uses roasted red peppers, serrano peppers and other hot chilli peppers….

Condiment Series | Green Peas Hummus | Dip

Day 21 I’m back with yet another Hummus dish, this time Green Peas Hummus !! This is purely a vegetable hummus unlike my earlier ones.I’ll be honest, I’m not someone who’s particularly fond of green peas, rather as a child I would run away from them. Now I have this delish way of eating these…

Condiment Series | Salsa | Dip

Day 20 During the F1 season, every other sunday is Race Day at Home !! Beer in the chillers, a bowl of some dip and lots of chips and we vroooooooom…..Yesterday was no different, only that Nachos replaced the chips and the dip was Salsa !!!! Homemade Salsa. Salsa is Spanish for Sauce, and in…

Condiment Series | Mast-O-Khiar | Dip

Day 19 You already know my love for hung curd !! These days my hot favourite cuisine is Middle Eastern so here is another hung curd dip…..completely aromatic and exotic !! Look at that name… Mast-O-Khiar, a Persian dip perfect to beat the summer heat !What Tzatziki is to the Greeks, Mast-O-Khiar is to the…

Condiment Series | Egyptian Beetroot Dip | Dip

Day 14 Egyptian Beetroot Dip  – why is this called so, even I don’t know !! The recipe shows influences from the middle east and we know for a fact, that the flavours in the cuisines from Egypt and the Middle East are overlapping. This is probably egyptian and not lebanese, because of the use of…

Condiment Series | Homemade Mayonnaise | Dip

Day 12 It is called the mother of all dips. Yes today I share the recipe of homemade Mayonnaise !Homemade mayo is the best thing that can happen to anyone who loves mayonnaise. Since this is homemade with natural ingredients and preservative-free, keep in mind that the shelf life may not be as long as…