Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Mezze Platter


Post an over due lunch with a friend, I was really in a mood to recreate dishes  in the mezze platter that I ordered. The mammoth among the individual items was home baked pita and boy was I happy to see them puff up. The outcome was so perfect…. Soft warm pitas, tabbouleh, babaganoush, hummus […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate fudge cake with coffee cream icing


Last week my husband and I went to see an exhibition of Nemai Ghosh’s photographs with some friends. Though we all enjoyed the photographs, the actual interpretation and display of the work by the curator was something which was a topic of discussion later in the evening. A spectator to the conversion, I did agree […]

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. […]

Eggless wonder: pineapple cake


For many of you who love baked goodies but miss out on the fun due to the presence of eggs in it, this is the perfect recipe. I’ve been trying out numerous eggless cakes but have always found the to be dense and gooey. Lets face it, the softness and bounce that comes from the […]

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 […]

Cappuccino swirls: chocolate cravings 101


Cookies with a hot cup of tea and coffee can be such a refreshing experience. Ever since I’ve started baking cookies at home, I just can’t seem to buy them over the counter. Munching on a freshly baked batch of cookies is a joy like no other! I had an amazing experience while baking these […]