The very thought of ” Ice cream Cake” churns me back to my childhood days, scorching sun never seemed to matter then. It was more of a ritual and a family tradition on a Sunday afternoon when my house was filled my with aunts, cousins – It was after a hearty meal that the much awaited “dessert” made its grand entry. I used to pedal the cycle at a max speed to the nearest ice cream outlet to fetch a family pack of “Ice cream Cake”. It was a time when many flavours were unknown and coming to look at the metamorphosis the food industry has gone through now, it seems enormous. Continue reading “A Sinful Summer Delight! Chocolate Ice Cream Cake”
With the mercury level soaring, what more could be refreshing than a chilled bowl of “Tender Coconut Pudding”.
Tender coconut water is known for its unique combination of simple sugars, minerals and electrolytes. This Coconut pudding is creamy, light and bursts with playful notes and ideal to be had during any time of the day. It is a simple Coconut Pudding recipe and can be made with very basic ingredients.
The first time I got to taste this divine pudding was at the ‘Fruit Shop On Greams Road”, from then on there was no stopping me. It has always intrigued me if I could ever create something so divine. With many trial and errors, with minor adjustments and some tweaking I managed to make this decadent pudding, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy making and eating as well!! Continue reading “Tender Coconut Pudding”
Having had the opportunity to frequent Andhra right from my young age, this region has always fascinated me with its distinctive cuisines.
Exploring the timeless flavours, secret recipes handed over amidst the aroma and warmth of kitchen walls – I have come to realise that – “if measurements and precision are an integral part of cooking so is the passion to render your soul into it”.
Perception of festive occasions are not just limited to wearing new clothes, getting together with friends and families but on the other hand these are legacies, values and traditions which have been handed over for many generations.
Ain’t it an amazing feeling to wake up to the aroma of your most favourite breakfast? It’s not easy to be a woman, yet, we walk with our heads high, take pride in every stride and face challenges head on. Each of us is special in our own unique way!! After all we love to be pampered and yearn for that one moment when the day is “JUST ABOUT US”. Continue reading “Fried Ice Cream,Open Faced Burger, Red Velvet Muffins – A Lavish Breakfast in Bed!”
There is simply no match to the scent of freshly baked cookies, at times it gets quite difficult to place if it is the vanilla or the butter or the nuts that give off this unmatched aroma. It’s pointless to strain the brain and figure it out!! In all, these cookies are a bliss just waiting to be devoured. Here is a recipe for making a good hearty Cashew butter cookie, whether you want to enjoy them all by yourself with a cup of tea or share it with your kids and friends or the special someone!! Continue reading “Recipe of Homemade Cashew Butter Cookies”
Cupcake might have ideally got its name either because it was made in cups/ramekins or the ingredients were measured using cups as against weighed. These cakes were supposed to have created ripples in American kitchens during the 19th century. Since it saved time when compared to the traditional cakes and gave more scope for being imaginative, it became a vogue. A variety of flavours were experimented and it almost painted the baking world in colourful hues. It has undergone immense metamorphosis and has made its way right into almost every bakery and house across the world crossing geographical threshold. Cupcakes with those swirls of frosting, sprinkles and colours is not just a sight to see but a sinful delight ready to be devoured. Continue reading “Recipe: How to Make Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes”
Lasagne, an Italian delicacy, is a layered pasta dish filled with a perfect blend of textures and flavours. As the pot unravels the different textures of vegetables, cheese, garlic, sauces and herbs leave you wanting for more. Making of Lasagna is more of an art, since it involves a variety of techniques and a careful construction, it can neither be too soggy nor too stiff. This flexible and satisfying dish can be virtually altered to cater to almost anyone’s liking. More often than may not get the lasagna sheets, fret not, making this is no great shakes. Here is an interesting recipe to get a “slice of Italy” on your plate!! Right from the scratch!! Continue reading “Vegetable Lasagne Recipe – Step by Step Guide”
‘Murukku’, a traditional South Indian snack, has its origin deep rooted in Tamil Nadu. ‘Murukku’ literally translates to ‘twist’ in Tamil. Owing to the progressive layers of twist, the dough acquires the name – ‘Murukku’. It is a very common sight in a South Indian household where before any special occasion womenfolk painstakingly make this crispy savoury and fill it in those tall stainless drums. Each house will have a fair share of story attached to the making of the murukku; though the recipe may be the same – there is more to it. Years of practice, deftness of hands and above all watchful eyes like a hawk that knows when exactly the ‘Murukku’ is done – all sums up for those “awesome, crispy murukkus”. Don’t get worried, today I’m going to hand you down an extremely simple recipe which does not need hours of preparation. Continue reading “Mullu Murukku Recipe”
Nothing gets more comforting than the aroma of a banana bread spiralling in the air. This moist, delicious bread can be enjoyed with your favourite beverage or can be toasted and had for breakfast as well. The recipe is uncomplicated, tried, tested and kept easy to suit even the beginners. What are we waiting for.. let’s get started! Continue reading “Eggless Banana Bread With Choco Chips Recipe”
An exhilarating way to start a day is by treating those taste buds with some perfect pancakes for breakfast. Did I say perfect? Well it’s a pancake with a twist.. so how could I call it perfect!! Let’s see. When this ultimate mix of flour, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and butter blend together to hit the hot girdle, a cloud of magical aroma fills in the space. I can see you already close your eyes trying to take a whiff of it. Well you don’t have to wait too long, here’s a quick way to make those aromatic and sizzling pancakes!! Continue reading “An Eggless Pancake With a Twist”
Does the very sight of Peanuts, Pakoras or cutlets put you off? Looking for something interesting for an evening snack or planning a cocktail party? Here is a fun idea to make something a little different from the normal run-of-the-mill bites. Kothimbir vadi, an authentic Maharashtrian snack will give you the much needed kink. These fritters promise a burst of flavours and textures setting you on an amazing palate journey. The Maharashtrian cuisine known for its unique and bold combination of spices and flavours has been an inherent part of Indian cuisine known world wide, from Poha and misal pav to pav bhaji!! Today let’s lay our hands on “Kothimbir Vadi”, and see how different and interesting it is from the rest! Continue reading “Maharashtrian Fritters – Kothimbir Vadi Recipe”
Let’s whip it up. Now that you have learnt how to make a basic eggless chocolate sponge cake, it’s time to transform it in to wackalicious German dessert -“schwarzwalderkirchtorte” or the better known version “Black Forest Cake”. How and where did this cake get its name from? While few believe that it comes from the cherry liquor used to moisten the different layers of cake which is abundantly available in Germany, others say that it signifies the beautiful black and white dress teamed up with a hat exhibiting red pom poms like the cherries adorned by the women folk in the black forest. I can see your patience waning out, so here we go! Continue reading “Eggless Black Forest Cake Recipe”
Wondering what could be more delicious than a home-baked Chocolate Cake? Each time you visit a bakery or a cake boutique you simply cannot stop drooling over each and every piece of that rich, moist-sinful delight. This simple recipe is dedicated to all those beginners who fret and fear the very prospect of stepping into the arena of baking. The basic eggless chocolate sponge can be virtually turned into many exquisite cakes with a little tweak. It can be simply had along with a cup of coffee or transformed into a rich Black forest and many others, all you need to do is shed the inhibition and put on your apron. Happy baking!! Continue reading “Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe”