Oct 252015
 
Tomato Kootu [Raw Tomato Gravy]

I don’t like to plan my meals…..its too much effort and time-consuming. I rather start my cooking by standing in front of my refrigerator doors wide open. I then ponder on what to cook with ingredients in my pantry and let my creativity take its shape. I reserve complex and elaborate¬†dishes for holidays as I need to give its due justice by providing the required time in enjoying and savoring the dish rather than rushing Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 232015
 
Stuffed Eggplant Curry

Good things come to those who wait…..and this recipe has done its due diligence in waiting to be published. I made this wonderful recipe as a side for Kashmiri pulao (recipe here) long time back and I’ve been wanting to post the eggplant side dish but didn’t get the right opportunity. Now that I’m still on the hunt for my dslr I’m using my saved recipes as pictures are more appealing than the ones that Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 182015
 
Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Have I mentioned I love desserts, especially single serving ones. I love when I don’t have to spend more than few minutes in putting together the dish from start to finish. I’ve been wanting to make snickerdoodle cookies for a very long time but when it comes to cookies my kids almost always prefer mint, chocolate, and/or caramel in them and that’s just not snickerdoodle anymore. When I was searching extensively on other varieties of Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 172015
 
Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

When it comes to dessert I almost always tend to lean towards anything chocolate. I stick to certain flavors that I have hard time trying new things. I need rave reviews and affirmations to convince me. With that said, blueberry muffins are my favorite and I hardly can avoid getting tempted when I see them. The fact that this recipe (courtesy: fivehearthome) is done in few minutes in a microwave works to my advantage especially Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 162015
 
Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Hola (Spanish), Hello, Salut(French), Namaste(Hindi), Vanakam(Tamil)….and I’m still waving my hands saying hi to you all after taking such a long break. I went on vacation and after getting back I’m huffing and puffing catching up to my schedule that I didn’t find time to dedicate to my blog (don’t worry my alter ego is berating me that I’m giving a lazy excuse). Moreover, the camera I was using before was a loan and I Want to know more about this recipe?

May 252015
 
Mango Pannacotta

Mangoes that are available here doesn’t compare to the Indian mangoes. But I go loco just about seeing any kind of mangoes even though they are not my preferred choice, well, when in Rome do as the Romans do. We still are bundled up with sweatshirts and jackets when we go out due to chilly wind and abnormal cold weather this year. When we start getting mangoes in the market I get all excited as Want to know more about this recipe?

May 242015
 
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The name of this recipe is so enticing. I was in heaven tasting these chocolate covered strawberries with a oozing cheesecake stuffing. Strawberries are in season and I wanted to make something new with strawberries apart from my daily protein shake. What better way to feature these strawberries as whole than these beauties? The recipe is quite easy once you have the assembly line set up. All you need is a paring knife and a Want to know more about this recipe?

May 182015
 
One Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie

As much as I enjoy a good old recipe to make from scratch I also enjoy quick recipes. What can I say, I love instant gratification just like any one else. My son, who can eat cookie as a meal was so excited that I was able to make him one in one minute. I don’t buy cookies from the store anymore, I make a large batch of cookies from scratch and freeze leftovers, if Want to know more about this recipe?

May 172015
 
Eggless Caramel Custard Pudding

I absolutely love caramel in my desserts. I’m not a sugar junkie but caramel is an exception so I tend to add them in many of my baking recipes. I love the gooey texture that lingers in my mouth even after I’m done eating the treat thus letting me relish my dessert with limitation as I’m content and fulfilled with just a small serving. This dessert is also known as Creme Caramel or Flan in Want to know more about this recipe?

May 162015
 
Eggless Banana Bread

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison I’ve tried many eggless recipes and some have turned out to be a success and some quite the failure that I’ve shelved in the To-Try later section. I was brought up in an environment where failure is not an option which is not realistic so I tend to teach my kids Want to know more about this recipe?