Making Sour Cream at Home | How To Series| Kitchen Hacks

When you love to cook, especially everything from scratch, learning about these small but important things is not only imperative but also gives me a high. Making Sour Cream at home is just so simple. Just so amazing !! And again costs you one fourth of what you buy from the market. Homemade Sour Cream…

Homemade Yoghurt | How to series | Kitchen Hacks

Well yes, most of you who would see this post first would wonder what happened to me ?? Especially friends in India. Yoghurt is an intrinsic part of every Indian Household. It is something we take for granted here in India. We have all grown up seeing our mothers setting yoghurt every night for probably…

Condiment Series | Caribbean Coconut Dip | Dip

Day 17 The Caribbean Coconut Dip is an inspiration from the famous Pina Colada, which happens to be one of my favourite cocktails ! A lovely sweet summer flavour, I had actually never imagined it as a dip !! This is again a simple dip with the native produce of the caribbean – Pineapple and…

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 | The Italian Pesto | Dip\Sauce

Day 11 Pesto  – The Fragrant Italian Sauce !! Pesto is one of the earliest sauces / dips I started making. It is my absolute personal favourite and my ‘go to’ sauce everytime I’m in a fix, so when in doubt, use pesto !!The woody fragrance of pine nuts blending with the sweetness of basil is…

Condiment Series | Mushroom Dip | Dips

Day 9 Mushroom Dip. Serve it hot. Serve it cold. Yeah… serve it the way you like it. It’s an all year dip. I serve this warm-n-fuzzy with nachos or pita on cold wintry evenings and serve it chilled in summers. This also makes for excellent sandwich spreads too (that was my breakfast today !!)….

Condiment Series | Piri Piri Hummus | Dip

It almost sounds strange to call Hummus a dip, though technically speaking it is one.I’ve earlier done a post on hummus which was a basic recipe. Here I’m writing about another variant of the basic, The Piri Piri Hummus. You can let your imagination run wild and experiment with various ingredients and flavours that can…

The Dirty Martini – A neat period parody !!

I’m invited for what I anticipate, will be a high strung socialite evening of some bar book winners with a celebrity chef…..however to my surprise, I’m escorted to a rustic screeching metal door….fit only to be what looked like a backdoor entry…..and oh yes it indeed is. Through the doorway, from the back alley, to the back of the kitchen….with…