BENNE BISCUIT | UTTERLY BUTTERY COOKIES

Benne biscuts or Nankhatai, Indian buttery shortbread cookies
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Benne biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on Butter cookies. No, wait. Benne Biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on shortbread cookies. No, wait. Butter cookies or shortbread? Gah! You get it, right? That benne biscuits are extremely delicious Indian cookies that melt-in-your mouth? That, this is a super easy benne biscuit recipe, that is must—make-right-now, kinda thing? Then, leave my confusion behind and read on… Continue reading

STUFFED MUSHROOMS IN TOMATO CURRY

Bored of the same old food? try something stikingly new,Stuffed Mushrooms in a Tomato Curry
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Stuffed mushrooms in tomato curry, fresh mushrooms stuffed with farmer’s cheese (Indian paneer) and chopped greens that was seasoned with garlic and spices, were then roasted slowly in a dab of butter and then simmered away in a flavorful tomato curry. Did you just have foodgasm? If not, make this curry and I guarantee, you will have one when it hits your tongue! Continue reading

LEFTOVER STUFFING RECIPE | HOW TO TURN ANY STUFFING INTO KABABS?

Give a makeover to drab leftover stuffing to these delightful kababs
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Lackluster leftover stuffing from an exotic meal is no alien occurrence in your house, right? It is the same with me. This recipe will help you give a makeover to any kind of stuffing you have on hand, and I mean ANY LEFTOVER STUFFING. Read on.. Continue reading

FRENCH ONION GRILLED CHEESE

French Onion Grilled cheese Sandwiches, When you can't decide for soup or sandwiches for lunch!
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Sweet caramelized onions have a way of sweet talking most people into falling in love with them. Add some warm, melt-y, gooey Swiss cheese and some golden toasty bread into the mix and it shall surely make you go weak in your knees! A deconstructed French onion soup, this French onion grilled cheese recipe is not something you want to miss. Continue reading

MATAR PANEER | CURRY IN A HURRY

Matar Paneer, A cottage cheese curry that can be made in a hurry!
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Matar paneer; While it is one of the most basic Indian curries, it can get complicated and elude some of you but with this matar paneer recipe, not only will you be able to whip up some soft flavorful paneer (not chewy, not rubbery but soft and spongy), you can make curry in such a hurry, you will soon be nicknamed the curry-king (or queen)!
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GREEK BRUSCHETTA RECIPE

Greek Bruschetta
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French bread & Greek toppings make up this Italian antipasti, Bruschetta (an open-faced mini-sandwich). This recipe for Greek Bruschetta calls for feta cheese, olives, sweet peppers and chili oil. The ingredients complement each other like little locks and keys. To make cooking simple, you need to understand the flavor and texture of ingredients. Once you begin to understand that, you can create gourmet meals in your own kitchen, because then, You don’t hesitate to substitute. If tamarind adds that acidic tartness, so does lemon or vinegar. The end product will not have the EXACT same flavors or colors but your… Continue reading

MANGO MOUSSE CAKE – EGG FREE & GELATIN FREE

Mango Mousse Cake
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Mango Mousse Cake is the best layered fruit cake. EVER! Actually, those are not my words. That’s Nachiket speaking. He LOOOOVVVEES mangoes and my Mango Mousse cake. Mango, often called the “King of Fruits” in India, is served in a variety of ways and as a part of many dishes. Entrées, sides, smoothies, desserts; you name it and you can make it! Its almost like the mango adjusts itself to perfection; like it does not want you to go wrong with it. Mousse cakes not only taste amazing but they also look gorgeous! The first time I made this for a… Continue reading

CORN LOLLIPOPS WITH A PANEER CENTRE

Corn Lollipops
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Corn is mostly served on the cob or as fried kernels. Try Corn Lollipops, a variation which uses kernels but feels like you are taking a bite off the cob! They are so light and taste so great that you can never stop at one. It is raining out here. But I cannot smell the fragrance of earth filling the air. There is the gloomy sky but without the aroma that makes me feel one with the Universe, it feels lonely. And I miss home. Back in India, when it rains, roads get clogged, people get stuck (just like when… Continue reading

STUFFED BUNS WITH PANEER MASALA

Stuffed buns with an a paneer masala filling, popular food from Bangalore!
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Hot Stuffed Buns! Hot Stuffed Buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot stuffed Buns! Errr… Maybe I ought to factor inflation into the poem and say, one a dollar? High time, don’t you think? Well, All I can say is, these masala stuffed buns aka palya buns are so warm, soft and the balance of flavors you get with every bite, it almost feels like a hug, a hug from an angel. And, who can put a price on that, eh? Then again, I am biased because, as you know, I made these stuffed buns from scratch and all. Why don’t you try them and tell me about it? 🙂 Continue reading

KODBELE |CRUNCHY BUTTERMILK RINGS

Crunchy buttermilk rings
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Kodbele (code-bay-lay) is a simple gluten-free, crunchy, buttermilk and flour snack. And no, they are not onion rings although their appearance screams otherwise! For those of you who have not read my About section, my mom has influenced my cooking significantly. I have a few recipes on the blog which are exactly how she makes them. This eggplant rice here and this radish dip here are a couple of examples; and now Kodbele. The reason I am bringing my mom up in this blog post is because she used to pack these kodbele for my lunch sometimes. You can understand… Continue reading