Tag Archives: Indian food

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 […]

Reviving my roots with some Indian cooking: Basics on Indian Cooking


With my last post written a while back, I’ve been hiding under the safety quilt thinking I’m lost for ideas what to write about.. even though my cooking has not stopped. Yeah, the sheepish smile on my face with excuses: I did not click a picture of what i cooked or the pic was not […]

Savoury lentil Pancakes: Soaked mung bean


We’ve had our share of panckes made from flour in various forms so this time  I decided to try something different. Crepes made for various lentils are a common snack in Indian cuisine. Lovingly called a Cheela, it is a must have when you decide to visit India. With its filling ranging for the usual spiced […]

Carrot Mania: more ideas for sides


Bugs bunny is  among the top 5 animated characters in my list. First of all, he’s got the looks, he’s smart and witty and health conscious (after all, he only eats carrots). My carrot frenzy has been there ever since I was a kid. My two favourite things to eat: Carrot and laddos. So, till […]

Fun Sundays with assorted greens: my favourite side dish (aalo, baingan, wadi)


I love the flavour of spices and how they compliment various vegetables. One of ways of adding a concentrated spice flavour in Indian cuisine is adding Wadi. Wadi is a dried concentrate of soaked lentils and whole spices. Lentils are soaked overnight and then ground to a fine thick paste. To this paste, whole spices […]

Load up on the goodness of sesame: Til Laddos (Sugary Sesame seed balls)


Continuing the discussion on Indian food, it would be impolite not to talk about laddos. Laddo is a staple and huge favourite not only in India but a lot of Asian cuisines. I dote on laddos like there is no tomorrow. Funny thing that as a kid I used to call them daalus, with the […]

Indulgence in its original form: Carrot Halwa


All of us crave for this sweet delicacy every winter that it needs no introduction. Carrot Halwa is a staple in every Indian house and when the aroma of the sweet carrots and reduced milk wrap your house and the senses of everyone inside, you know you just can’t resist it any more! If you ask […]

Rawa Idlis: Perfect breakfast food


After making an array of dishes to meet my sweet tooth, I decided to move to something healthy but figuring out what to make was the hard part.  Though so many options had been popping up in my mind, nothing was convincing enough for me to go to the kitchen and make. I know I’d […]

Whole wheat oatmeal cookies


The last time I had oatmeal cookies, I had to throw away the entire packet coz it was really bad in taste. I’m not sure if the cookies were stale or if that batch was bad..Since then I made up my mind to make oatmeal cookies at home. Afterall nothing serves you better than a […]

Savoury wheat bread infused with Garlic and Oregano


Bread making is a rather tedious task where one has to show patience. I mean wait for the yeast to get active, then wait fr the dough to rise and then again after punching it down wait for the 2nd round of rising. Who has this kind of time with them right? So, trying to […]