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

Multigrain Ka Aashirvaad Atta Bread


Getting a hamper when you least expect it is always super exciting. Especially when it is so cutely packaged. So this little basket of Aashirvaad multigrain Atta and the ITC dal Bukhara and ITC Paneer Makhani turned up home and rainy evening. And rainy Nights signal reason to not cook ,so this is perfect. The Read More

Focaccia with Stone Fruits


I love Stone Fruits  And I love bread.  So to combine the two was imperative. The in-laws had a plum and peach orchard in the hills up till a few years ago. But because of the National Highway project all over Himachal Pradesh,they had to shift to an apartment complex and let go of the Read More

Muhammara Spread


Muhammara . That sounds itself so exotic.  And so gorgeous. And doesn’t it look so? Well, we’re all about using the whole tin full if nuts my mum expects us to eat daily. She deligiently soaks almonds and walnuts and presses 5 into our hands every morning. I know they are really good for you Read More

Cheese Naan Bombs or Pizza Bombs


I love my sizzler plates. And because they are cast iron plates ,I use them very frequently for baking, serving starters and even my cheese Naan bombs. Bombs, because they burst with flavors the minute you bite into them. Cheese, well because there’s a whole lot of cheese.  Of course the best cheese for this Read More

Broccoli Tikki with Quinoa Flour tacos – Gluten Free


Somedays the words play peek-a-boo. They just don’t come out from the recesses of my brain. Today seems to be a day like this. I’ve been sitting in front of my iPad trying to enter a few words at a time and my eyes just wander over to random Instagram accounts. I’ve checked out dogs Read More

Maggi Pizza Maggizza with whole wheat eggless base


Maggi pizza. Maggizza. Simple logic. Combine the two most amazing bites of pleasure in the world(yes) , and you’ll get Maggizza. And when you eat it in a restaurant,you’ll also be ensuring it’s a total junk food festival. Now I’m biding my time at home with a million restrictions and the inability to go out Read More

Pull apart bread Pizza and Garlic breads-King Arthur Flour


Requirements are sometimes oxymoronic. Two contrasts ,head to head. Almost like night and day in the same instant. This is not so extreme… Just a little surprising. Bread is all about the protein gluten. So gluten strands are formed when you hydrate flour or add water and knead it really well. So the better you Read More

Everyday Happiness with HERSHEY’S


Happiness and HERSHEY’S are synonymous with each other. But I’d only ever  paired HERSHEY’S syrups with desserts. And that chocolate syrup bottle is also extremely handy when you crave a chocolicious milk shake. Chef Rakhee Vasvani demonstrated a few recipes that use HERSHEY’S Syrups in combinations you wouldn’t ever try.  The first option is predictable, Read More

Shakshuka / Shakshouka and Olive Oil


We’re all big fans of Middle Eastern /Mediterranean cuisines . The colours, the heat and the spices are all so similar to our our North Indian foods and yet so different. Only because this is Shakshuka,I’m serving it in my cast iron skillet. And with this come the sourdough boules I baked. Shakshuka has quite Read More

Focaccia al Rosmarino – Rosemary ,Whole wheat and Oats


Hello my dear virtual Amico.. Focaccia Al Rosmarino. Yup , it sounds super sexy with the Italian accent. Don’t believe me? Google and listen to it … And this is a flat bread. You know I love Focaccia ,right ? It’s an extremely versatile bread. Pizza is also a flatbread. But its different. Focaccia and Read More

Sour Dough Brownies


Disclaimer. I am not responsible for the fact that you just spooned the brownie into your mouth without counting the pieces.  I am also not responsible for the fact that you didn’t count the number of calories in the sugar, oil,eggs and chocolate. And I am not responsible if you need to run 30 kms Read More

Cinnamon Wreath Bread with Walnuts


I’ve been obsessing over SourDough breads this last one month . Ever since I learnt how to do it the right way, I’ve been making Boules after Boules. Some have been yum, some destined to become compost. Yup, straight into the dust bin with them.  And sweet child has been protesting. Lets face it, SourDough Read More

Kugelhopf Christmas and Celebration Breads


Its still about breads. Not that I’m not baking cakes and cookies anymore, its just that the breads stay at home and the cakes and the cookies have become like them glamorous step sisters who attend balls while Cinderella mops the floor. Thats hardly a fabulous analogy coz my breads are pretty too. Its just Read More

Mushrooms and Cheese In Brioche


I love mushrooms. And I love hors d’oeuvres. And I especially love cute hors d’oeuvres that have mushrooms in them.  PS hors d’oeuvres is a fancy schmancy name for a small bite size appetiser. You know how the armed forces are divided when it comes to food? They have separate terminology for the same food. Read More