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…

White poppy seed, milk pudding: Haalubayi or manni #GF #sugarfree

This is one of the popular south Indian traditional dessert items. Haalubayi or manni is one of those divine recipes which could only be prepared with the patience love and at most care. Till today, this is strictly home mode recipe and commercially not available, which brings unique touch to every occasion. Poppy seeds contain many…

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…

Strawberry – Agua Fresca

I believe strawberries are one of the most beautiful creation of mother nature.  Dark red skin laced with golden dots, contrasting green leaves and a drop like shape, there is hardly anyone, who won’t get inspired by strawberries. This inviting fruit is in season now, …..local markets are filled with strawberries. Agua fresca is the Spanish…

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…

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,…

Whole wheat chocolate walnut brownies – one bowl brownies

‘Anything is good, if it is made of chocolate’ – Jo Brand Whole-wheat chocolate brownies are something that are in my thoughts from quite a while now. The thing that put me back is the effort required to control the reflexive picks. But now ..it’s only few days left for me to move into a new…

Vegetarian mango panna cotta glazed with mango purée

First rains have hit Mumbai shores. Nature swelled with pride, sea marked the monster high tides. Welcome to the most awaited season of the year. Rains….that not only sooth the earth but also brings pleasure to eyes. Being a Mumbaikar, I am also happy that it rejuvenates the numerous waterfalls in and around the hillocks…