Sep 302012
Orange Pistachio Biscotti with Dried Fruits

My first attempt at making biscotti and I loved every bit making them. I’m part of a baking eggless group, a bunch of passionate bakers who have ventured on a mission to experiment recipes with egg and turn them to eggless recipes. A fun way to bake, experiment, learn, and connect with other like-minded people. This month’s mission was to bake the orange_apricot_pistachio biscotti recipe taken from Baking Obsession to eggless ones. There are many Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 292012
Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup

Fall season has started officially meaning cold and wind chills are right there to surprise you early in the morning with summer like heat in the afternoon and without a caution the weather changes back to cold weather in the evening. Oh, hold your thought, I’ve not taken a part time job as weather woman nor I can predict the weather or for that matter any thing other than what can be cooked with the Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 252012
Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori)

I do make deep-fried snacks for my family. Being a health freak, I don’t deprive myself rather eat in moderation without any guilt associated and enjoy them to my heart’s content. The recent snack that I made was Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori), which is a savory pastry filled with onions and other Indian spices that ultimately qualifies as a decadent food that should absolutely be had in moderation. The snack was very addictive that Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 242012
Onion & Thyme Focaccia

I love focaccia breads, one of the best breads I’ve ever eaten. I’ve made whole wheat focaccia before, a quick version and the thought of making an authentic one lingered in my mind for long. I usually like the quick, short cut version of a recipe that saves my time and sometimes I do make exceptions like this one. Though the preparation time spans for 2 days it’s totally worth it, you don’t have to Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 232012
Spicy Stuffed Pearl Onions

I’ve always loved standing with two dresses in my hand asking my husband to be the judge of what to wear and I wouldn’t leave him until he chose the dress I had on mind. You may ask, why I do that? The reluctant look on his face with comments that would make me laugh would be the honest reasoning. There is an old saying, “What goes around, comes around” and that came true when Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 212012
Chocolate Mug Cake (Eggless)

I’ve been wanting to make a mug cake ever since I came to know that I can make a cake in a mug. With few simple ingredients and in few minutes you have a delicious cake to devour and you don’t even have to bake it in a oven, all you need is a microwave. How cool is that, right? A warm cake that melts in the mouth with all the gooey chocolatey goodness is Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 192012
Taco Naan Pizza

I’m not trying to squeeze three recipes in one, it’s just one recipe. Necessity is the mother of invention and this recipe was created out of my necessity to please my kids as well as make it easy for me. My kids wanted taco and I didn’t want to feed them processed wraps for a meal. I saw the idea of taco pizza when I was browsing and extrapolated the same idea to the naan Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 172012
Ricotta-Feta Spread

I like simple dishes that look and taste fancy. Dips are one such dishes that go very fast in a party. All you need is a blender or food processor to quickly blend the ingredients and voila –you get this wonderful creamy tasty dip that can easily be paired with pita triangles or unsalted crackers or better yet a crunchy toast. This recipe is an adapted version of Sommer’s Feta Dip. We liked the spread Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 162012
Cauliflower Crust Pizza

One of the good uses of cauliflower is to make pizza crust out of it. This recipe isn’t time-consuming and doesn’t require any yeast and definitely does not require you to wait for the dough to ferment as in the regular pizza crust. A big selling point for me was the calorie in each slice of this pizza(about 150 calories per slice) which is a fraction of a regular crust pizza. Now comes the warning, Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 152012
Besan Masala Roti and Bajra Aloo Roti

Indian breads otherwise known as roti is very commonly made of wheat or atta. But did you know many rotis are also made with other ingredients such as Bajra(black millet), Besan (Channa Dal Flour), Makki (Maze flour), etc. I generally don’t experiment rotis with different ingredients and was very much delighted to have tried making Besan Masala Roti and Bajra Aloo Roti for this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge. Besan Masala Roti is basically roti made Want to know more about this recipe?