Challah bread with Potatoes Eggless


Hello dear friend. I know that I’ve been missing, but it’s not that I’ve not been baking… Bread is a daily necessity and once you have a Loaf or a Sourdough boule, you’re sorted for a couple of days. So we swing between the wild yeast and the commercial tame yeast breads. Challah bread is Read More

Savoury Granola , Crunchy and Healthy


Granola is supposed to be sweet,right? Wrong! Somedays you need a salty and Savoury, spicy topping for your yogurt.  I love sweet and I adore chocolate. But mostly , I need to skip desserts for breakfast. My blood is crying out for salt and something Savory in the morning. And of course I do need Read More

Saffron Cardamom and Rose Eggless Mithai Cake -Ganesh Chaturthi


Cake for Naivedyam . Prashad. Well, everyone offers modak and laddoos, I made cake. A Mithai cake. With the same flavours that Mithai generally has. I generally make this cake with all purpose flour, but that night my stocks we’re superlatively  low. Yes… always low. So I used whole wheat instead. Atta. The difference , Read More

Dal Makhani , Makhni Dal


Dal Makhani , Makhni Dal, is nothing but buttery ,creamy lentils. Made famous Moti Mahal and Bukhara restaurant, this is the piece de resistance from the Punjabi cuisine.  Whole urad dal is generally cooked whenever there is something to celebrate or during festivals. This takes a long time to cook  -approximately 12-16 hours , but Read More

Baked New York Style Cheesecake with Yogurt


Hello my dear co,-cheesecake lover…   I stand in front of that display counter in my neighborhood pattiserie and ask myself that million dollar question Everytime.. “Should I eat or should I not eat?” Invariably,I fall prey to greed. And then there’s that guilt just after I wash the last bite down with a cup Read More

Quinoa Thayir Sadam or Curd Rice


Hello my friend. Lets talk comfort food today. With a superfood.  Quinoa. I know this is curd rice style Quinoa and I have the happiest memories of curd rice. Of warm slightly tangy yogurt and crisp fried curry leaves with a smattering of mustard seeds and some fried cashew nuts too. But it’s been a Read More

Coffee and Bailey’s Buttercream Cake


All right . This is a very special decadent cake. A simple vanilla cake that is brushed with homemade Bailey’s cream , layered with a light chocolate ganache and then sandwiched with a coffee flavor Swiss meringue Buttercream. And then some chocolate flakes too.  Too many things? Noo…. Essentially coffee ,chocolate and vanilla in a Read More

Japanese Cotton Cake Super Soft Sponge Cake


Cotton cake. We’ve Manga and Anime and Naruto and Ramen and Mirin floating about in our house daily. That’s Japanese to me. All I know is that the Japanese style of drawing Is called manga, animation in that form is anime and Naruto is an action figure. And somewhere Japanese Cotton Cake also figures. All Read More

Fruit Cake -Eggless


It’s raining buckets in Mumbai. And it’s wet most of the time. Always calling out for a hot drink and something good to eat. Fruit cake. An old school and classic cake that can never go out of fashion or never be less tasty. We alternate between sweet and savory. If we make some sandwiches Read More

Espresso Panna Cotta


The Rains in Mumbai have begun in ernest. It’s wet, everything is green and gorgeous but according to my boys it just smells of rain. And it smells of water. As if water smells. It’s just whatever water falls on, that smells. But the these boys can’t accept it. I have found a solution -Coffee. Read More