Jun 302012
Crustless Spinach & Tofu Quiche

When laddles and mixing bowls are spread out everywhere with baking trays and parchment paper lining every corner of my kitchen, it subtly indicates I’m baking. Off late my kids can read the invisible sign to not come near the kitchen if I am baking or experimenting. With so much bells and whistle I did successfully bake the best eggless Quiche. When my husband arrived, I boasted with pride that I made Quiche as in Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 272012
Battenberg Cake

I love challenges, especially the ones that make you feel the adrenaline rush. This month’s Daring Baker’s challenge was to bake battenberg cake. I’m a vegetarian by brought up and by choice but I do eat eggs in concealed form as in cakes and muffins. When this month’s challenge was announced I was clearly awe struck by the pictures and somehow felt that this one can be caked only by professional bakers and not me. Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 252012
Check Out my New Look--It's Cheppankizhangu/Arbi/Taro root/Colacassia fry

I cook my dishes to my family’s likings. Many days I end up asking my husband and kids the most dreaded question “What to cook?” and the look on their face would clearly mean “Not again!!!”. With each one demanding their favorites I mostly feel “Oh God, Why me?” Sometimes the stars do line up and shine on me with one answer and that recipe would sure have potatoes in it. Getting bored of cooking Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 242012
A New Look for Cabbage Koftas in Rich Malai Gravy

This recipe fondly reminds me of my first neighbor after coming to US, babhiji, was how my husband and many of his friends called her and I without any hesitation tagged along. It was a whole new world for me and she affectionately used to teach me many North Indian recipes. Even though we moved out of state soon, the memories and sharing of her expertise has taught me many things that I still cherish Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 232012
Picture Makeover --- Spicy Vegetable Korma (South Indian Style) Revisited

When I started to blog I had no idea what it takes to host a food blog. I knew I was good at cooking and had passion to experiment new dishes from around the world, but thats not the only qualification needed to host a successful blog. One needs to be a good writer, detail oriented covering each hidden details on recipe writing, good photographer, understand the effects of props and food styling, good color Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 182012
Friend or Foe --  Khaman Dhokla

That’s it. I’m done trying to make dhokla from scratch, that’s what I tell myself and to my husband when ever I try it. Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!! I hate it when I don’t get recipes right and I just can’t sleep over it. Some recipes are just not for me. No matter how hard I try or how many times, it just doesn’t turn out right. I think I would win even the most persistent race and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 172012
Palkova Pastries

My husband challenged me to make palkova/theratipal (kova) for his birthday, assuming that I’ll need to stand in front of stove stirring milk for around 2 to 3 hours. Coincidently that day had been the most busy day for me. Pressed for time, I decided to make the shortcut microwave method (I didn’t take step by step picture while making palkova as I was not intending to post it, I’ll update this post with step Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 162012
Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

I was introduced to cooking by my mom and grandfather. Both of them are strict followers of recipes and don’t dare to deviate from the traditional recipes passed on to them by their parents and hence their cooking yields an authentic taste. In the current trend of “no time” for anything and everything I tend to lean towards semi-home made cooking. Its such a boon to have few ingredients readily available and it makes life Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 152012
Paneer Kulcha & Kashmiri Kulcha

For long I didn’t know the difference between Kulcha and Naan at least they taste very similar like sisters. Oh, my mind is stuck on to the fact that my sister is visiting me and I’m having fun with her. Even though she is 9 years younger to me, we bond very well with the usual fighting and sharing over anything and everything. (More about her visit later, she’s right behind me having her hand Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 132012
Tomato and Olive Whole Wheat Focaccia

Focaccia is an Italian flat oven-baked breads topped with herbs and other ingredients of your choice. It can be considered as a close approximation to pizza but its not the same. I’ve baked breads before and this one has been on my list for quite some time. I am paired with Archana for this month’s blog hop (started by Radhika) and when I saw a recipe for focaccia I couldn’t resist myself from trying it Want to know more about this recipe?