Semolina (Rava) Bread

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M.F.K. Fischer True that !! Nothing like the smell of baking bread !!  The weather was awesome….a light breeze and a constant drizzle with spells of heavy showers off and on….. Isn’t…

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…

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…

Condiment Series | Capsicum-n- Celery Dip | Dip

I recently did a series of 30 days 30 dips and it was a huge success. I loved it and people, my readers loved it too. This is a dip which was supposed to be a part of that series but it left me in two minds so I skipped it at that time, however…

Mushroom Tart | Baking

What better way to welcome the monsoons than baking a tart !! Rains have started playing hide-n-seek in Delhi now, and we, the rain parched mortals leave no occasion to celebrate the high and mighty rains.  While savoury tarts are perfect for cold winter nights, they are great company for the rain on your window…

Peach Cobbler | Baking

Summertime is not just about Mangoes and Water Melons, it is also all about stone fruits from cherries, to apricots, to plums and my favourite Peaches 🙂 The juicy sweet fruit is typical of summers and always always remind me of the mountains. So with peaches in abundance at home nothing better than creating a…

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 | Soya Granules Dip | Dip

Day 27 This actually, originally was made by my mum as a sandwich spread ! That too of the leftover soya granules. She transformed the cooked ‘nutri sabji’ into an amazing sandwich dip and surprised all of us one fine morning for breakfast. This dip is an inspiration from that spread !!Though of course this…

Condiment Series | Sour Cream Onion Dip | Dip

Day 24 It’s here….the Sour Cream and Onion Dip !! Yummilicious and Simple !!This is a super simple dip. Probably the simplest so far….. It’s best friends are salsa and guacamole if you like mexican !! Tastes heavenly with nachos or burritos or enchiladas or cornbread or tacos….oh ! the list is endless.This is one…