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…

Tomato Onion Uttappam – an everyday sunshine

This post has been long pending (read it as years..) There were few recipes in my draft, which  are in a constant hunt of photo shoot opportunity, and uttappam was one among them. The beauty of this dish and the comfort that it provides to the palate and to the gut is what makes it…

Purslane in seasoned yogurt /purslane raita

Purslane is one of those weeds which you almost can’t call weed. It would spread rapidly and make your garden fill with color green. And this is also one of those uncultivated form of green, even with the over growth, will not develop the indigestible fiber. So what more qualities one need to posses to call…

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…

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…

Ringan no olo/ Khatiawadi style smoked eggplants

There is some inherent goodness with the bringjal/eggplants/aubergine. With its mild bitterness,  and soft fleshy texture, tastes great when cooked with right ingredients.  Across the country you find the ardent admirers of brinjal. We are no exceptions to it. We love brinjal in most of its forms. There are different varieties of brinjals available in Indian local…

South style chutney powder/ spicy lentil powder

South Indian break fast is really a simple affair. Simple in its appearance, digestion and preparation. Should be expecting some early preparation activities though. The most exotic names like dosa or idli, still would take minimum hands on work and ingredients. What makes it exotic is the combination of side dishes served with it. Many of…

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…