No winter warmer is better than a warm glass of Golden Milk or Turmeric Latte… Not only is this drink delicious, it also has numerous health benefits. This age old Ayurvedic drink is excellent and very easy to make. I make sure my daughter drinks this magic drink every single […]

Turmeric Latte


Deepavali or diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. One of the most popular festivals of Indians, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. This festival is typically celebrated for three days […]

Deepavali or Diwali Recipes


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Palak chicken or spinach chicken is a delicious, flavourful curry that is so healthy and nutritious. A luscious onion-tomato gravy, perfectly balanced aromatic spices, chicken that soaks up all the flavour, paired with loads of greens – this is your go-to dish to make everyone eat their greens without putting […]

Palak Chicken



  Karjikai or karigadabu is deep fried sweet dumplings with a dried coconut filling. It is a mandatory food during Ganesha Chaturthi and Deepavali celebrations. It is similar to gujiya made in north India. There are two types of filling that goes in them – one is hoorna (chana dal, […]

Karjikai (Fried sweet dumplings)


Me: What do you want for your third birthday 3yo: I want rainbow cake and Olaf We will have to wait till next winter for Olaf, but the cake is the easy part (at least that’s what I told). I created a 5 layer cake with different colours and iced […]

Rainbow Cake


Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani – a dish from the land of the nawabs – Hyderabad. Having lived in Hydrabad for a couple of years, it’s only obvious that you will fall in love with this royal dish. The hyderabadi vegetable dum biryani  is made with whole spices and is absolutely aromatic […]

Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biriyani



Akki Kadlebele Payasa or rice and Bengal gram kheer/pudding is a simple, yet delicious dish prepared mostly during festivals. This is also served in most of the temples in Karnataka. This traditional dish is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. To prepare akki kadlebele payasa, I cook together rice […]

Akki Kadlebele Payasa


Kebabs originated in the Middle East and widely adapted all over India, specifically in the northern states of India. When it comes to chicken kebab, I am sure it will leave meat eaters salivating instantly. Juicy tender melt-in-mouth chicken kebabs are always party pleasures. While making this kebab, I marinate the chicken […]

Chicken Kebab


My little girl is 4!!! It feels like just yesterday I held her in my arms for the first time… How time flies. We had planned a quiet celebration for her birthday this year as we were trying to cope with the changes the newest member of my family brought […]

Gravity Defying Cake



Durga Puja is just around the corner, the biggest festival for Bengalis, not just in India, but all around the world. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, typically September or October of the Gregorian calendar. A multi-day festival that features elaborate temple and stage decorations (pandals), scripture […]

Durga Puja Recipes