KURKURE TINDORA | IVY GOURD & POTATO CRISPS

Tindora | Ivy Gourd
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Gourds are never appealing to the eye. It generally reminds you of food your mom would force you to finish. Tindora | Ivy Gourd is no exception to this but….. (There is always a but. You should by now that I would never call a vegetable ugly :P) I believe that a good recipe brings out the flavor of any inedible-looking veggie. For example: Don’t the crisps look yum? Now, look at this picture of Tindora/Ivy Gourd. Changed perspective? Not yet? It shall. Once you try this and taste it. Remember, it has your ever favorite French fries hidden in it…. Continue reading

HOMEMADE CROISSANTS – FROM A-Z

Homemade Croissants
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Homemade Croissants. Check. That’s the check from my “I-definitely-want-to-make-this-at-home” list. I love replicating at home, restaurant specials that look really tough to make. Of course, croissant is not a restaurant special but I have wanted to replicate it ever since I tried it for the first time a couple of years ago.  I have to be honest with you. It was a tedious process. Then again, every recipe I have made for the first time (specially baking and exotic desserts) has seemed tedious and has made me sigh, “Never again!”.  Next Step, I make it again on another day. Call… Continue reading

SHANKARPALI | SWEET TIDBITS

Shankarpali
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My Second recipe for Diwali 2013. What is Diwali? Check out the intro (albeit small) to the festival in my recipe for Besan Ladoo. Shankarpali holds a special place in my heart. Nachiket and I go a long way back into the past. My husband, my then “just-a-good-friend”, used to receive packages (yummy food packages) from home every Diwali. He used to bring half the stuff (I have to be honest, more than half actually) for me. You see, he was working, earning and living independently in the city where I was still studying and residing in a dingy hostel… Continue reading