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flourless Cacao brownies with a hint of chili

July 18, 2017
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  It is mid-July already – things are moving fast yeah!!! It’s as if the calendar is on a high dose caffeine fix and is yearning to be somewhere and so is in this mad rush. What’s interesting though is in the midst of peak winter we lucky ones in the Southern hemisphere get to celebrate a special “Christmas” the winter Christmas as the locals prefer to call it, when we get to exchange a tank top for a jumper.  Yeah…

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Beetroot and ricotta tart

June 30, 2017
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Reminiscing about my past and childhood was perhaps a preordained conniver of nature to make me think about beetroots. When I think back about my childhood I often remember the humble beetroot. The thinly sliced root was regularly part of our Salads that we would savour during its peak season. These rather bold bulbs were carefully concealed and rarely made their presence aware often being neatly tucked in the famous vegetable cutlets or chop, where the few fine stands & chunks…

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Caramel mud cake with salted caramel sauce

June 21, 2017
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  Honestly nothing occurs to my mind that would fill the gap between these beautiful pictures. I had asked my other half to pen down a poem about his favourite drizzle .. Salted caramel sauce.  I am waiting and I am sure it will be filled up in no time. Till then enjoy this cake…. This cake is delicious and finally I got the perfect shape. Now this is the third time using the same batter, the other two cakes were…

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Quick noodles with tofu and vegetables

June 15, 2017
quick noodles with tofu and veggies

    I wonder If I even need to qualify my statement with any facts or figures that .. The world belongs to China and not to mention the multitude of Chinese cuisine.  Growing up in eastern part of India, we were so influenced by the Indo Chinese cuisines so much so that every nook and corner shops sold these  noodles aka chow mien as we used to refer to them and what accompanies these starchy strings were the finger…

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Orange cream biscuits

June 7, 2017
Orange Cream biscuits, a traditional biscuits that reminds me always about my childhood. Dust in some flour and roll your favourite biscuits ...

Honey !!! Haven’t seen you baking biscuits lately …..remarked my other half over the weekend. While gazing at the laptop screen & eagerly sipping the freshly brewed Chai to keep warm. I could see his right hand fingers taping away merrily on the keyboard while my left hand was busy unconsciously dipping the store brought cream biscuits into the masala Chai. Hmmm… Yeah I agree it’s been ages, I haven’t baked any biscuits or cookies. Last time I baked anything…

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Almond and Plum upside down cake

May 29, 2017
Almond and Plum upside down cake soaked with syrup.

When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome. -Kristen Armstrong The change of season lets nature flaunt its beauty. I have in the past never ever appreciated whole heartedly the changing of seasons, it’s beauty and its bountiful supply  that I have more recently started appreciating these days.I admit the realisation came to me bit late but it’s always never…

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Chicken and vegetable pies

May 22, 2017
Chicken and vegetable pie

  Couple of weeks ago I found a mail in my mailbox titled “To the owners- Do not thrash before reading” – Normally my first reaction is to take it to the recycle bin, however in this case I made an exception, call it an intuition perhaps and may god be blessed it was an important notice related to my BOSCH oven cum cooking range, apparently the model I was using had a defective valve and it needed to be…

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