Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)

Its holiday season! We don't celebrate Christmas at my home, but I love seeing the city decked up with decorations, stars and bright lights. Bakeries start stocking up on sweets and pastries - and the quintessential Christmas Fruitcake 🙂 This recipe here is adapted and tweaked based on Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Fruitcake recipe. Needless to … Continue reading Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)

Candied Orange Peel

I absolutely love the fragrance of fresh oranges.  My room smelled of fresh oranges for hours after I sat and peeled oranges for this recipe, and my kitchen smelled divine the whole evening after I boiled the peels in syrup. This is such a superbly easy dish to make, and tastes amazingly delicious! 😀 Orange … Continue reading Candied Orange Peel

Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Khara biscuit (khara translates to spicy/hot in Kannada) is an extremely well-known savoury style bakery item enjoyed by people of all ages. They're flavoured with a delicious paste of of fresh coriander, green chillies and ginger - giving them their characteristic pastel green colour. I remember those times as a child when we enjoyed the … Continue reading Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Bajji, a type of vegetable fritter made from gram flour, is a famous street-style food enjoyed all across India, particularly during the monsoons. In most homes, just cloudy weather and/or rain, or even just a Sunday is enough reason for bajji to be made 😀 There are several vegetables from which this fritter can be made, … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Paneer Butter Masala (Cottage Cheese in Tomato Gravy, No Onion & No Garlic)

Paneer butter masala is one of the most popular curries in India. Its a pretty universally (where the universe consists of India) adored dish, and my entire family likes it. Even my MIL who does not like cottage cheese otherwise, loves this dish - so that's saying something! This is a savoury curry that can … Continue reading Paneer Butter Masala (Cottage Cheese in Tomato Gravy, No Onion & No Garlic)

Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Aloo matar (Aloo: potato, matar: green peas) was one of the first gravies I learnt when I was just starting off and exploring the world of cooking. This is an incredibly delicious dish, and today's recipe houses Aloo and Matar cooked with spices in an unbelievably silky, smooth, tomato-onion-cashew gravy. Cashew nuts give the gravy its … Continue reading Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe

Butter Naan (or Naan with a generous drizzle of melted butter), the most delectable of all Indian flatbreads, is one of the most famous dishes of the North Indian cuisine. It is generally made with all purpose flour (maida), which is known to give you an incredibly soft and bubbly texture. This is one dish … Continue reading Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe