Category Cooking tips

Mushroom and bell pepper pilaf


We got an email from the HR yesterday that today would be a holiday due to the strike. With me being down with the flu, I was anyway planning to take a leave so this came as a blessing. I did not want to have a regular sick meal so yesterday I started scavenging for […]

Whole wheat chocolate oat cookies


We all want a magic mantra for eating healthy without compromising the taste. Since whole wheat and oat mean healthy, chocolate cookies  made from them are something you can definitely indulge in. Last week while making pumpkin cake, I had prepped for streusel. But with the batter too liquid, I could not top the cake […]

Chanar Payesh – Cottage cheese pudding two ways


When it comes to sweets, bengali sweets are in a league of their own, with virtually no contenders.  The usage of cottage cheese for the preparation of these delicacies is time-consuming but is worth the effort put in. It’s a play on different forms of milk like cream, fresh cheese or simply reduced milk. To […]

Spiced pumpkin and sour cream cake


I’ve been planning on working with pumpkin for a long time now! Ever since I had my first bite of pumpkin pie, I’ve been wanting to bake something on my own… something involving pumpkin. It’s not fall in India any more. We actually are near to spring but the local produce of sugar pumpkins seemed to disagree, […]

Chocolate muffins


My usual lazy weekend schedule was not that lazy. A dear fiend of mine has been blessed with a baby girl and I went to visit them both. Meeting old friends is always good enough excuse for me to bake so I  took  out my pots and pans… well, in this case my baking tray and paper […]

Breakfast in a jiffy: Sprouts and sautéed veggies with yoghurt cream and toast


Breakfast is the king of all meals and I always preach on this fact. Go ahead and have a light dinner but do yourself a favour and indulge in a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Every now and then I see myself in a debate with my friends who don’t have breakfast and I question them why. […]

Photo Shoot: Chocolate truffle cake


Here you go everyone! The much awaited chocolate truffle cake. It is an understatement to call it just a truffle cake for it a much dreamed cake for any die hard chocolate lover. Ranging from Bitter chocolate, plain chocolate and white chocolate, this cake has it all! Stay tuned for the recipe is to follow. […]

Back to cooking with chewy flapjacks


So I had gone missing right?.. Trying to make amends, I’ve come back with some information that will treat your senses. Recently, I went on this vacation which was long due but was just not happening.  Gushaini is a small village in Himachal Pradesh and pretty as a painted picture. I highly recommend this place if you […]

Orange curd: Recipe


The recipe of home made orange curd is like no other. You will love seeing people smack  on the creamy smoothness as you serve this on toasted bread, buns, layer in cakes or dollop a hearty helping on the lady finger sponges. With my cookery books shelf filling fast, one of my recent purchases that […]

Raspberry Marble Cake: a fruity affair


I’ve been low on blogging for a couple of weeks and I have substantial reasons for the lag. With a super busy hectic work schedule demanding me to be in office even on a Sunday, all my free time was going in taking time off and catching up on my sleep. Thankfully, with most of […]