Cheese platters or cheese boards are becoming widely popular these days. They are great as a party center piece or perfect for events. Different types of cheese can be perfectly paired with sweet fruits, crispy crackers and delicious dips – the opportunities are endless! It is important to understand what […]

How to Create a Cheese Platter


  Dalia khicdi is broken wheat and moong dal porridge that is healthy, nutritious and a great alternative for the regular rice khichdi. It is a rich source of protein, fiber and iron. Broken wheat, lentils, vegetables and mild spices slow cooked in ghee tastes absolutely wonderful! In this you […]

Dalia Khichdi


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Baby potatoes served with deep fried flatbread – quintessential Bengali breakfast. Luchi is deep fried flatbread made with plain flour or maida. It is similar to poori, which is made of whole meal flour or atta. Aloor dum is a spicy baby potato curry. Traditionally the aloor dum was made during […]

Luchi Aloor Dum



Masala chai (which literally means spiced tea) is the most common drink in every Indian household. A cup of masala chai along with a yummy snack is a must have every evening in most households. The mix of spices that is used to make masala chai varies in each household. […]

Masala Chai


  We are a big fan of cupcakes. They are just great for picnics, lunch boxes and untimely hunger pangs. Apart from the regular vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, tutti fruitty cupcakes are a regular from my kitchen. Recently I came across this recipe for orange and poppyseed cupcake and I wanted to […]

Eggless Orange and Poppyseed Cupcakes


Shankarpali – mildly sweet bite-sized cookies that literally melts in your mouth. There are two versions of shankarpali – one sweet cookie-like and another savoury. And both are our favourites and an integral part of our during Diwali celebrations. I also make them when we go for road trips. Perfect […]

Shankarpali



Spicy Shankarpali are savoury deep fried biscuits made with plain flour. There is a sweet version of this as well, but I personally prefer the spicy ones more. Perfect tea time accompaniment. As a child I remember my mom making a large batch during festivals and school holidays and storing […]

Spicy Shankarpali (Savoury biscuits)


  7 cup burfi is essentially made with 7 cups of ingredients and is a simpler version of Mysore pak. This burfi is easy to make and is perfect for festivals and celebrations. The 7 cups of ingredients that go into making these delicious burfis are 1 cup each of […]

7 Cup Burfi


  Click on below links for individual recipes. Naan – Soft, fluffy leavened flatbread made with plain flour Matar paneer – yet another famous punjabi dish. Cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a rich creamy onion-tomato gravy Kathal ki sabji – jackfruit curry. I will share the recipe soon Boondi raita – whisked […]

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Vegetable saagu is a famous dish from Karnataka in which loads of vegetables are cooked in a creamy coconut-coriander base. It is usually served with poori, roti or dosa. My favourite combo is poori-saagu and neer dose-saagu. Every household has their own version of making the masala or spice mix […]

Vegetable Saagu