Gulab Jamun

“WISHING ALL MY READERS AND FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY DIWALI FILLED WITH PEACE AND PROSPERITY.” Gulab Jamun – a traditional sweet of India which has probably the largest fan following. Soft, spongy and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth delicacy, it’s time to pamper your taste buds with its unforgettable taste. When you look at a Gulab Jamun you…

Egg & Potato Curry- Kerala style

Egg and potato curry – an ideal Kerala breakfast accompaniment to Appam, Puttu, Upma, Idiappam, Parathas or even bread! It’s creamy, simple and uncomplicated, rich in taste and flavour, traditional and very popular. This particular dish is the best quick fix meal you can rustle up when guests drop in. Potatoes and eggs are a…

Carrot cake with Orange Frosting

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest Carrot cake, Zucchini bread and Pumpkin pie.” Carrot cake – a rich texture from the grated carrots and nuts, not overtly spicy and incredible easy – this just about sums up this delicious carrot cake. My children are crazy about carrot cake and every time I…

Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake 

 “Bakers make the world smell better”. Coconut and Lime Loaf cake – truly a “Taste of Paradise”. To add to the awesome flavour of the tropics, there is a good pinch of sea- salt to give the cake a balance in flavour. Thick coconut milk or coconut cream  is added to enhance the subtle taste…

Sesame Prawn Toast

Most of the Chinese starters are crispy, deep- fried, delicious, aromatic and very very tasty. Actually, you start a Chinese meal on a real high note. Chicken lollipop, wontons, spring rolls, crispy fried corn/ vegetables are some of the favourite starters frequently ordered by customers. Most of the starters are accompanied by a dip or…

Chicken Kofta Pulao

‘Rice is all one but there are many ways of cooking it’. Pulao or spiced and flavoured rice is easy to make depending on what spices are available. It is served as  a main course. This particular Pulao has chicken koftas made out of minced chicken and other ingredients which are blended together, shaped into…

Methi chicken Masala

“And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God”.              – Sherman  Alexie Methi chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Hyderabadi cuisine. It is made with fresh methi leaves and tender chicken. It is the distinctive flavor of the methi leaves…

Coriander Paneer

“There is nothing in this world that can’t be solved without butter paneer masala and paranthas.” Paneer or cottage cheese has a dedicated fan following in India itself and I confess my family too are hard core paneer fans. I guess it’s all about the multiple ways one can make use of this  indispensable protein…

Mango and Vanilla Pannacotta

It’s summer. It’s a special dessert . There is no whipping or beating to do. Few ingredients. Its wobbly, it’s light, creamy and absolutely delightful. A delicate blend of cream, milk and gelatin. It’s the most loved Italian dessert of all times . It’s  pannacotta and I absolutely love it. Mango is in season and  this…

Peanut butter and butterscotch Pancakes

It has been nearly 2 months since I posted, I spent time with my parents and family during the month of April and  came back to chennai mid-may to start work on my Preschool -‘rosedale’. It has been hectic the last few weeks but nevertheless, ‘rosedale’ is finally beginning to take shape and hopefully it…

Methi Malai Paneer

In this post we are going to indulge in one of the most popular, versatile and  ever so humble ingredient all of us love – Paneer The bitter hints of methi leaves cooked in a tangy tomato based gravy along with cubes of paneer soaking in the richness of cashewnut paste brings the whole dish…

Shepherds Pie 

“Casseroles don’t have to be about canned ingredients and vegetables you normally wouldn’t think of eating alone, much less stuck between layers of sauce and breadcrumbs. They can vary from everyone’s favourite all time casserole- macaroni and cheese to the ultimate English casserole – Shepherds pie.”   -Marcus Samuelsson Traditionally Shepherd’s pie comes to us…