TANDOORI MUMMIES – A HALLOWEEN PARTY RECIPE

Tandoori Mummies
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They were so yum and beautiful that I vow to recreate this recipe for Tandoor Mummies every Halloween! 😀 My silly jokes and pledges aside, I am sure your Halloween will get more spooky and spicy with these delightful mummies. As much as I have been trying to get back to regular blogging, vacation with family is not helping my cause! Everything in India is lived on a grand scale, be it your neighbour’s broken kitchen appliance or a nephew scoring a top grade at school. Amidst all the beautiful chaos, the great Indian festival of Diwali visits us. With… Continue reading

TARO ROOT IN TRES LECHES PUDDING

Taro Root Pudding
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It was Nachiket’s birthday last Saturday. This was in the time frame of the Indian festival Dusshera. I observe a 9 day fast during this period which translates into eating simple food once a day and No cake for Nachiket! I felt sorry for him. So I decided to make this fast-friendly vegetarian dessert. Taro root (A tuber very similar to potato in texture) and tapioca pearls (sabu dana) in a coconut milk and sugar is a very popular Chinese dessert. Nachiket is not very fond of coconut and eats it only when masked well. Since I was making this… Continue reading

EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE

Eggless Sponge Cake
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Eggless sponge cake is in my opinion a blank canvas. A sponge cake is the base for most pastries. I like a vanilla sponge cake because it kind of is a neutral flavor. Like I said, a blank canvas. Paint your imagination with frosting and flavours. I almost prefer the flavour of an eggless sponge cake over the one with egg (probably because egg has quite a dominating flavour). But I feel the one with egg turns out tad more fluffier. I toy around with both while baking.  The search for a perfect sponge cake seems to go on. I… Continue reading

GUACAMOLE CHEESE SANDWICH ROLL UPS

Sandwich Roll ups
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“I solemnly swear that this Guacamole Cheese Sandwich roll ups is the best sandwich I have ever had” – Nachiket. Funny, right? Who solemnly swears about a sandwich?!! But those were the words from my foodie husband after he ate about 4 of them in one breath! 😀 It’s been two long weeks since I posted a recipe. While two weeks does not seem all that long, staying away from blogging definitely stretched it. While I was away from blogging, there has been no dearth of cooking and food at home as such. The long weekend brought with it a… Continue reading

BUTTERBEER FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

Butterbeer Recipe from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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This recipe for Butterbeer (non-alcoholic) is going to transport you to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and you will find yourself wishing that you never had to get out of it! “That’s what books are for. To travel without moving an inch” – Jhumpa Lahri. How many of you have travelled with your favorite character and lived your favorite books yourself? Books are the best way to allow a child to explore. While I did not read as much as a kid (except for the occasional comics and some short stories at the school library), I… Continue reading

GRILLED PEACH TART | EASY FRUIT PASTRY

Grilled Peach Tart
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A grilled peach tart is a must make if you are fan of summer and its bounty of juicy fruits. Easy to put together, light on your stomach as well as your hips 😛 I know I have mentioned this a few times before but it is H.O.T this summer and I just have to say it. The need to express my dislike for heat and sultry weathers is almost as strong as my need to binge-eat fruits to beat it! Fruits are one of the best ways to keep yourself cool, keeps your skin glowing and our systems function… Continue reading

LASOONI METHI PANEER | CHEESE IN A GARLIC CURRY

Lasooni Methi Paneer
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This Lasooni Methi Paneer is by far one of the best curries I’ve ever had! With coconut milk creating a creamy yet light texture, this one, I promise, is better than that you would get at any top-notch Indian restaurant. I was doing some casual reading the other day and I came across an article that said that most couples share a similar gene pool and they start to look more like each other with time. Their life experiences mold their physical appearances. This article had also had a photograph of an old married couple who, I swear, looked like… Continue reading

STUFFED TOMATO CHEESE BALLS – DECONSTRUCTING CAPRESE

Stuffed Tomato Cheese Balls
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Stuffed Tomato Cheese Balls is the deconstructed name and recipe for the Queen of Summer Salads- Caprese! Hang on! Before you think this is some fancy-pants-y recipe, just read on. This simple salad is called an Italian summer-time wedding by the New York Times and rightly so. I was watching an episode of Top Chef the other day and the task was to deconstruct a dish. I was wondering what that is and discovered it is the process of taking the ingredients of a dish apart and putting them back together in the same form or different, in the same… Continue reading

CHIA STRAWBERRY PUDDING POPSICLES

Chia Strawberry Pudding Popsicles
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These chia strawberry pudding popsicles are just what I need to ward off the soaring Texas temperatures. Phew! It’s not even summer officially and 90’shave become the norm around here! The heat aside, I had a pretty good weekend. I just got onto the twitter bandwagon and my favorite Indian chef, (whose show I grew up watching) re-tweeted my tweet!! Woah! (The recipe was this one if you are interested in checking out). This is also the same feeling that inspires me when one of you mails me/leaves comment behind/messages on FB about how my recipe turned out and how… Continue reading

PIZZA POPS – PIZZA ON A STICK!

Pizza Pops
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Presenting “Pizza Pops” – the lovechild of Pizza and lollipops or Pizza on a stick! Pardon the “cheesy” magician way of introducing this recipe guys. It is just that I have always wanted to stand in front of a curtain and say “Ta-Da!”. Just a fantasy of mine if you will 😀 Speaking of magicians and wizards, I really wish I had a wand. Oh ya! I have a souvenir wand from the Wizarding world of Harry Potter but I am currently wishing for a wand that actually works… So, if you have one of those, I am not asking… Continue reading