Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Pav Bhaji or Pao Bhaji (Pav: a kind of soft, fluffy bread; Bhaji: a tomato based curry made from mixed veggies and a special blend of spices), is the "quintessential" snack food that originated from the bustling streets of Mumbai. Here in Bengaluru, Pav Bhaji is equally famous, and many enjoy it as an evening snack, or meal. … Continue reading Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls / Pav Bun Recipe: Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 Dinner rolls are really soft, spongy buns that are usually served at restaurants and dinner parties, usually as an accompaniment. While I was living in the UK, I often noticed that almost every Italian restaurant served Dinner Rolls or a kind of bread (usually for free), as a starter before you even make … Continue reading Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls / Pav Bun Recipe: Step by Step

Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 Hope you all are having (or had) a happy weekend. It is the month of India's biggest and grandest festival, Diwali, and it is raining offers and discounts. Be it clothing, home appliances, jewellery, or beauty products, there is a sale on pretty much everything. While everyone out there is busy shopping this weekend, … Continue reading Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Navarathri Special: Semiya (Vermicelli) Kesari, Step-by-Step

For Day 4 of Navarathri, a very traditional dessert dish - Semiya Kesari ! A pudding style sweet dish, traditionally made in our house for festive occasions. Very quick to make (takes all of 10 mins) and tastes delicious! Hello all! 😀 It is day four of Navarathri today, and I see a lot of people … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Semiya (Vermicelli) Kesari, Step-by-Step

Eggless Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Baked with Pressure Cooker

Hello all! For last year's Christmas, Nithya and I wanted to try out something different, something other than the good old plum cake. We wanted something more rich and warm for the winter and we also wanted it to taste very Christmas-y. We finally decided on the very famous Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting 😀 … Continue reading Eggless Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Baked with Pressure Cooker

Homemade Multigrain Atta Butter Cookies (a version of the famous Bangalore Benne Biscuit) – using a Pressure Cooker

Anybody who has grown up in Bangalore will fondly remember Iyengar bakeries, and particularly the 'Benne' or butter biscuits, made with all-purpose flour, or maida. These were small, thick, buttery, crumbly cookies that are utterly divine. A trip to any bakery in my childhood would not be complete without bringing home the quintessential vegetable puffs, … Continue reading Homemade Multigrain Atta Butter Cookies (a version of the famous Bangalore Benne Biscuit) – using a Pressure Cooker

Easy Biscuit – Dark Chocolate – Dairy Milk Caramello Truffles

These truffles come together in a pinch. They're really, really easy to make, and don't contain any complicated methods or crazy combination of ingredients. I made these for a colleague and friend's farewell at office, and it received rave reviews 😀 I'd taken exactly 6 of them, wondering how they'd receive it. I needn't have … Continue reading Easy Biscuit – Dark Chocolate – Dairy Milk Caramello Truffles

Homemade Veg Pizza

Hello! This is a guest post from my sister Sathya - who has also been bitten by the culinary bug like me 😀 My sister is my partner in crime - we discuss recipes, cookery shows, restaurants, flavour combinations and such things endlessly. Although we've been in different cities after I got married - and … Continue reading Homemade Veg Pizza

Homemade Fresh Ground Garam Masala

Garam Masala – ‘Garam’ meaning hot and ‘Masala’ meaning mixture of spices in Hindi, is an integral part of North Indian cooking. This can be used in Curries, Gravies, Pulao and Biryani preparations to boost the flavor and impart a distinct & robust aroma to the dishes. There are many store-bought, packaged varieties of Garam … Continue reading Homemade Fresh Ground Garam Masala