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…

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…

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…

Pineapple Delite 

“Be a pineapple- stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” Pineapples are weird fruits, spiney on the outside  and sweet on the inside. It is a source of many important vitamins and minerals, it cures coughs and colds,  helps in digestion and aids in weight loss. Pineapple has a very vibrant…

Vegetable au gratin

When you think of continental and vegetarian, the first dish that comes to my mind is an au gratin, be it potato, cauliflower or a mixed vegetable. A bake is one way to get the family eat vegetables, furthermore, it is a one dish meal. An au gratin is a sought after dish all over…

Tuna Sandwich

“I bought you a tuna sandwich. They say its brain food. I guess because there is so much dolphin in it, and you know how smart they are .”   -Marge Simpson. Tuna is a rich source of omega3 fatty acids, it fights inflammation and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is a relatively…

Ginger Bread

Ever since I tasted this cake at a friends place roughly 2 years back, I’ve always wanted to try it out and have been on the lookout for a simple no – fuss recipe  that i could share with family and friends and which would give me immense satisfaction at the end of it. Time and effort…