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…

Condiment Series | Sour Cream-n- Mushroom Dip | Dip

Day 26 Silky, smooth and creamy, that is the Sour Cream and Mushroom Dip.At first you taste the silkiness of the sour cream and then the mushroom flavour hits as an after taste. Very interesting ! Apparently the flavour combination is classical of Russian cuisine, though not necessarily as a dip.The tangy flavour of the…

The Condiment Series | Thai Peanut Sauce | Dip

Day 23 Not just on Satays I love this thai peanut sauce in many many ways, So much so i even use it with my oriental rice or even a sandwich !! I grilled chicken sandwich and thai peanut sauce is pure bliss !!I’m reasonably picky about my thai sauce. I generally do not like…

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 | Tartare | Dip

Day 18 Another popular dip ! Though it’s claim to fame is thanks to only one dish – Fish’n’Chips.Of course nothing stops you from eating it with just anything else in the world, after all the base is Mayo. So tartare is essentially Mayo with pickles or gherkins and herbs and has a sharp taste…

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 | Baba Ghanoush | Dip

Day 8From the chimichurri of South America I’m back to the middle east. Today it is Baba Ghanoush made from the humble eggplant. This smoky dip is a favourite of the Arabs and is often eaten with khubz or pita bread. Traditionally baba ghanoush would have other added vegetables like onions and tomatoes, though over a…

Breads | Parmesan Pesto Rolls

If you like your bread warm…..look no further !!! This is heaven !!!Pesto Rolls are delicately fragrant with the basil and garlic and the tartness of parmesan !! Best served warm…. actually just of out-the-oven warm 🙂I get very touchy about my breads….hence all the fuss !! I’m all for this bread especially because it…

Homemade Cookies | Whole Wheat Cookies | Lemon Cookies

“A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in Each Hand…” Cookies were always a mind-block for me. Even though I’ve been baking for so many years now, but I never got around baking a cookie, for no particular reason. On thinking aloud, maybe I felt that it was not as satisfying as baking a cake… but…