I have to be honest here, I don’t like idlis but my husband and his entire family like anything that remotely uses fermented idli batter. I try to find every excuse to push making the batter every two weeks instead of weekly. I like upma and H just abhors them. Aren’t we the perfect match made in heaven! Sigh! When I was searching for healthy breakfast alternatives I stumbled on this recipe which uses rava Want to know more about this recipe?
Morning rush is always fun for my husband to watch us run around the house like wild kids. Well, it depends on what you tag as “fun”. To me it’s like a roller coaster kind of fun. Where you go through whirlwind of rushing everyone and constantly reminding them to eat their breakfast before it’s too late to rush off to their daily chores. I’m not a morning person at all I often don’t like Want to know more about this recipe?
I’ve never had marble cake before, in reality, I should say I’ve never seen a marble cake before. And I’ve been searching long and wide for a good fool-proof recipe and since I promised my kids I’ll bake cupcakes for them, I adapted a marble cake recipe (from here) and converted it to a cupcake recipe. I also wanted to substitute half the fat in the recipe with thick Greek yogurt. I found the cupcakes Want to know more about this recipe?
Nankhattais are famously known as Indian cookies with simple ingredients but the results are mind-blowing. Before I started my blog, I made Nankhattai with sooji or semolina and I somehow didn’t like the taste. Like they say, “Once bitten twice shy” I refused to try Nankhattai until I heard from a friend about this recipe which didn’t use sooji and she swore that they’ll meet every conditions of melt in your mouth crispy cookies. After Want to know more about this recipe?
Sugar cookies are basic cookies yet I’ve not tasted one before. They are very common during holidays such as Christmas and Halloween as they are quite easy to work with and kids have fun decorating them. I’ve seen my kids decorate them for one of their school projects and assumed they would be extremely sweet until I had a chance to taste these freshly baked cookies right out of the oven. Though I’m not very Want to know more about this recipe?
Biscotti has its origin from Italy and derives the meaning twice baked/cooked biscuits or coffee breads. They are baked twice to get a dry texture so that they can be stored for long periods of time. Now, don’t get your hopes too high as they vanish with a blink of an eye. But don’t skip baking them twice as it gives that wonderful crunch you’ll need for a good biscotti. I used Giada’s recipe and Want to know more about this recipe?
I already have banana muffins with chocolate chips in my blog. The recipe that I already have is an eggless version and this one (taken from here)does have egg along with bananas that were so pathetically crying like a baby to be used in some form or the other. Eat with caution as they are very addictive, you are pre-warned! These muffins make perfect breakfast for your Christmas morning and don’t forget to add some Want to know more about this recipe?
Kara sev is the final snack that I made for this Diwali and the most spicy of all. This snack makes me very nostalgic and brings back fond memories that I deeply cherish. Just to tease my dad I made them with garlic and I had a mischievous smirk on my face all along. My dad can be very hilarious sometimes especially when he showcases his dislike for garlic. He would close his eyes, ears, Want to know more about this recipe?
If someone asks me the synonym of thattai, I would without a blink of an eye would tell my husband’s name. He has strong liking to few handful dishes and relishes them thoroughly on any given occasion. He can munch on it any time, any day and won’t get bored even if I pile a mountain of them. Festive days are not complete in our house without this spicy flat discs. I have a thattai recipe Want to know more about this recipe?
My mother-in-law used to tell us stories of her childhood like how her grandmother used to give her just 1 or 2 murukkus for afternoon snack. I enjoy listening to her as she has a knack of telling the simplest thing in a dramatic theatrical way that I almost transform myself to her world. I miss the chit-chat and the warmth of having relatives around me especially during festive days. Diwali this year was just Want to know more about this recipe?