Foccacia – Italian Bread

I was thinking of baking some bread for quite some time and was intimidated by the lengthy process. First we need to make the dough, then rest it or ferment it until it increases in size and then baking it. It is a long process and I lack the patience required for such a lengthy […]

A Click for Click, Awards and a Noble Cause

Last week, when I made orange basundi, I cut the orange peel with a flower shaped cookie cutter and used it to decorate the dessert bowl.  Later, I dried them in the window, where there was lot of sun light.  Next day I took this picture.  I am sending this orange peel and orange peel […]

Healthy Fruit Milkshake and Lassi

Every 4-5 months, we go through a eat healthy diet phase, where we try to eat only healthy food and avoid all the oily curries, biryani and deep fried food, poori being an exception. Usually this phase lasts for 4-6 weeks, until it is interrupted by arrival of our guests and visitors. We currently are […]

Orange Basundi

I am not a big fan of Indian desserts or sweets. I prefer cakes, ice-creams, soufflés and mousses to the traditional Indian desserts. Basundi and couple of other sweets are an exception. Last month, when I saw Nupur’s Orange Basundi recipe, I knew I would like. I followed her orange basundi recipe with an addition […]

Poori, Pitla and Tomato Shorva

Every Saturday morning, it is always, Pooris for Breakfast, Honey? To go with the pooris, it is either tomato shorva or chicken shorva. A few weeks ago, I was on phone with my sister-in-law.  We talked about my blog and then she asked what we had for lunch. When I told her what we had […]

Vegetable Noodles

It has been a long time since I cooked Chinese food at home. Today for lunch, I made myself vegetable noodles. Usually when I fix myself some noodles, I just follow the instructions on the package. Boil the noodles and vegetables and then season it with the flavor that comes with the package. But today, […]

Carrot Pachadi / Carrot Salad

Friday, August 15th is India’s 61st Independence Day. To celebrate the Independence Day, I bring you healthy, nutritious carrot pachadi with a patriotic theme. I garnished the pachadi with grated carrot, chopped onions and cilantro to look like an Indian flag. I used the tempered green chillies and mustard seeds to make the chakra of […]

Grilled Salmon

Cooking salmon at home has always been a challenge for me and it is always a disaster. I tried cooking it as a curry, tried baking it and grilling it. No matter how I cook it, it always ends up in the trash. It is always bland no matter how much spice I add to […]

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

As I mentioned in my earlier posts, Biryani can be cooked in two ways. One is the raw meat method in which the rice and the meat is cooked together in layers, and the other is cooked meat method in which pre-cooked meat and rice are cooked together in layers. I follow the raw meat […]

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