Mulberry and Honey Oats Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s December. We see happy people, bright colors and roasted or baked food. Families come together, exchange gifts, chit chat over a glass of wine of humble coffee/tea. December is in fact one of my favorite months. I play my favorite jazz music and cook tirelessly. I…

Quinoa Thayir Sadam

One myth that North Indians have is that South Indian food is all about Idli and Dosa but they are totally wrong. South has so much to offer to vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Normal to spicy , simple to elaborate, deep fried to steamed. Every dish that South offers has so distinct flavor and unique textures. Curd…

Sindhi Koki with Akhrot Palak

Indian food has so much to offer to the food lovers. Irrespective of your meal preference, Indian food had and will always have something to please your taste bud. We have spicy and not so spicy food, simple as well as complex dishes. We even know how to make interesting flat bread. I am personally…

Boondi Ladoo Cheesecake

Diwali is over but Diwali hangover isn’t. You still have all those leftover ladoos and kaju barfis which  you couldn’t recycle or finish on the day. Now what to do? Why worry, let’s cook up something simple, easy and yummy. Cheesecake got invented in Greece and is a very popular dessert all across the globe….

Paruppu Thogayal

We have Cake Day, Chocolate day and so many other days but not a single day which celebrates Indian food. But on 24th September, I am going to be celebrating Chutney Day. It’s amazing initiative by Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal to celebrate and document chutnies of India. I love South Indian food, I think it has…

Vapa Pitha/Steamed Rice Cake

Vapa pitha (bhapa pitha) or puli pithe is the most simplest form of pithe made by Bengalis during Poush Parbon Vapa basically means steamed. This amazing dish is a kind of dumpling with the outer shell being made from rice flour and stuffing being prepared with jaggery and grated coconut. There can be several kinds of stuffing for Pitha, I…

Samosa Pie with Hung Curd and Mint Chutney

Samosa is a staple streetside food in the entire of north India. They may be called Samosa or Singhara and prepared with or without peas and paneer in it but the essential flavour remains the same. You won’t find much difference in the filling in any of the cities in Northern India. I always try…

How to Cook Vindaloo

In my last post I told you all about the history of Vindaloo and I discussed, the word vindaloo is a jumbled pronunciation of the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos (meat marinated in wine-vinegar and garlic), which was introduced to Indians in 15th century by Portuguese explorers. I received many mails and messages on…

Mocha Pannacotta with Coffee Jelly

I was sitting on my couch a few days back and thinking what to do, and suddenly got a call from a friend. We started talking and laughing randomly on our stories and then I asked her I am planning to cook something, what should I cook? She said she like coffee, chocolate, milk. Now…

Malaysian Satay Chicken with Kerabu Mangga

18th June marks one of the best days of my life. Today was the day when I gave audition for MasterChef Show and since then life has never been the same. For my first audition round, I served all the judges my Malaysian Satay Chicken with Peanut butter sauce and they loved the flavor of…

Purani Dilli ki Degi Biryani

Biryani is one of my favourite Indian dishes, and I am sure it is yours as well. I have already discussed the history and origin of this lip smacking dish. Every state and every region has their own version, be it Hyderabadi or Bombay Biryani. Delhi is of course the food hub and the culinary…

Basbousa: A Traditional Middle Eastern Sweet Cake

Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake and people would argue that it is from Egypt or Turkey. It is made using semolina and then soaked in simple sugar syrup. Basbousa has many regional and dialect names like Nammoura in Lebanon, Shamali in Armenian, Ravani in Turkish and Gabelouze in French. This is my…