Whole wheat, dates and walnut cake – a healthy bite for your hikes

It’s rainy days…rains..the most awaited season of the year. Monsoon has an uncanny ability to bring in joy, happiness and content to earth. Entire region looks so green, clean and calm. The solitude that brings out the tippy toe sound of poring rains amidst of the tall mountains, can not be beaten with any comparison….

Mango Layered Cheese Cake – easy no bake dessert

I spent this summer in the beautiful hills and tiny villages of western ghats, wherein the tiny streams of water flows as the life line of evergreen forests, the chirping birds and mild sunshine welcomes the day. Mangoes are grown in the backyard orchards with love and care, plucked with tender hands. Every morning is greeted…

Home made Granola Bars with walnut, almond and dates

I have been travelling extensively, doing multiple things at a time. In last one month I have touched 6 states of India. There are so much to talk , document  and share.  There are numerous things that I would love to talk about, happy stuffs…  let me begin with the food. We trekked in Mani…

Moong sprout and radish parata /stuffed Indian bread / mooli paratha

Parata or stuffed bread is an everyday favourite in my house hold. The versatility offered by this bread makes it even more attractive every time.  Paratas find its roots from the Punjab, in northern Indian state, home cooked bread, stuffed with potato and roasted on the pan with generous amount of butter. I prepare the…

Garlic bread – in Cafe Baklava way

Garlic bread is one of the most popular accompaniment with pizza. As per Wikipedia, garlic breads have appeared in the US restaurant menu in mid 90’s. But not much details about the origin of this bread is known. Interestingly, though the origin of the garlic bread is attributed to USA, it’s mostly prepared on the…

spiral sprinkle cookies (Eggless baking) – vibrant and festive

Baking these vibrant sprinkle cookies is an act of enormous joy and fulfillment. right from preparing colourful dough to rolling it down in even surfaced rectangles, rolling into logs…every step is so picturesque. It would be unfair I don’t mention, how I keep clicking each step with innate enthusiasm Unless for some special occasion, I…

Whole wheat and wheat bran bread rolls – comfort cooking

As a child, I always eat home cooked meals, 3 times a day and even the snacks. There is nothing that is store-bought involved in our diet. No spreads, sauce or ketchup. There has been rule laid out on the eating patterns. A fixed  menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that would ensure all the…

Plum Frangipane tartlets – an eggless baking

August has been a very special month. With birthdays, anniversaries lining up in the family(including the blog anniversary), nature bestowing with its best of the form, celebrating the holy month of shravan…many more. Well…there are many occasions of celebrations…This tart is for all celebrations..to adorn the tables, little flower like tartlets….they need no reason anyways….

Chocolate coconut crackle cookies

Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it:Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories and that grin – inducing feeling of getting rewarded.           – Mariska Hargitay Chocolate coconut cookie is one of the incredible mixture of brilliant flavors. the mild sweet chocolate and vibrant white coconuts,…