Curries My favorite Soup

Dhal soup

August 8, 2019
Thick chunky Dhal soup with four varieties of dhal, It’s the ultimate, quick and healthy meal for a cold winter night! Seriously.

It’s always interesting to note that  delicious recipes  are created when we are struck with creativity. This dhal soup is a great mix of 4 varieties of dhal cooked with mild favours kicking in from ginger and coconut milk.   With winter chill still in the air, the cravings for comfort food continues.  Although Dhal is a common  dish  in Indian cooking but trying and mixing  in the flavours and keeping it slightly on a neutral tone was some thing…

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Curries

Black chickpeas curry

July 30, 2019
A simple black chickpeas curry with absolutely fuss free curry paste can make weekday meals so inviting, betcha you will be blown away.

I betcha you will be blown away with the bursting flavours of this black chickpeas curry. A fuss free curry paste to begin with and few spices to kick in the flavour, this versatile  version is a saviour for a scrumptious week day meal. I find this paste goes well with any legumes. The only thing that may make an tiny insignificant dent in your day is soaking up the legumes overnight and boiling them but if you are happy…

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orange treat.

Orange self saucing pudding

July 26, 2019
orange self saucing pudding are a perfect combination of sponge cake and smooth citrus sauce underneath that makes it irresistible.

Self saucing puddings definitely packs a punch. Just handful of ingredients to assemble  and freshness bursting from the seasonal oranges makes it totally irresistible. This dessert is always popular with my boys and last school holidays we had baked it quite a number of times.What I love is the combination of a sponge cake and a smooth citrus sauce underneath. It’s hard to believe something so deliciously warm could be so simple and fuss free.        …

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Warm barley bean soup

July 12, 2019

Winter is well and truly here and it’s time for us to warm up from inside with these hearty soups. My quick and easy Warm barley bean soup in a mildly spiced tomato based sauce is just the thing for a healthier brunch or even a light mid week dinner. Honestly there is no faffing around when it comes to this dish either, simply throw everything in a crockpot and wait for the magic to happen. This soup is truly…

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Eggs snacks treat.

Spelt buttermilk waffles

June 25, 2019
This spelt buttermilk waffles proves that waffles need not be necessarily unhealthy nor over sweet to be delicious. A perfect breakfast for a weekend.

Ever since we brought a waffle maker, I have been looking for a perfect waffle recipe  and I guess my search is over. This spelt buttermilk waffles proves that waffles need not be always unhealthy and overly sweet to be delicious. The nutty and wholesome taste from the ancient grains undeniably  elevates the texture of the waffles. With winter in its true form, having a nice warm breakfast on the weekend is blissful. I come from a school of thought…

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Eggs Tarts

Cheat’s Lemon tart

May 2, 2019
Sometimes you need cheat's version to enjoy your favourite dessert without compromising the taste. Here we go!! cheers to my version of Cheat's lemon tart

Sometimes you need cheat’s version to enjoy your favourite dessert without compromising the taste. Here we go!! cheers to my version of Cheat’s lemon tart I know it’s been a while my blog is sitting quite, close to two months now.. Hey !! Did I mentioned in the my last post that I will be heading off for an exciting break. Yes !! It was the memorable break of my life and you have heard it right !!! Absolutely phenomenal.…

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Apples cakes treat.

Apple tea cake

March 12, 2019
Apple tea cake packed with goodness of buckwheat flour, rapadura sugar, loads of cardamom and hint of zest truely deserve a high five.

There is a reason why apple tea cake is such a favourite- deliciousness !!! This apple tea cake happens to be packed with goodness without  compromising on the taste. I have used buckwheat flour, rapadura sugar instead of  regular flour and castor sugar.Honestly I am in love with its nutty texture, so the fact that its incredibly nutritious is a bonus. Interestingly buckwheat flour is neither related  to wheat nor is a grain. It’s the seed of a plant from…

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Plum blackberry Pavlova

March 1, 2019
This gorgeous plum blackberry pavlova is a great way to celebrate last few days of summer when blackberries at peak and plums are bursting with flavours.

The glorious days of summer has come to an end. As I write this blog post after a month’s gap, only to realise that today is the first day of Autumn. Here comes a  brand new season with fresh new produce and a fresh focus on what we eat !!! This year, I have missed only few weeks of summer as I was in India for our annual family vacation. Basically I felt it was a quick shift between a mild…

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Lifestyle salad

lentil watermelon salad

January 14, 2019
lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

Think of an Aussie summer and what comes to mind ? The sun is shinning, the days are long and the produce is delicious. So the best thing is to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the sunshine with this colourful refreshing lentil watermelon salad. It’s perfect for barbecues or a breezy midweek lunch. The gorgeous hues of watermelon makes it almost impossible  to resist on a hot day. I  always feel January is bit quiet…

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Featured Lifestyle My favorite

Expresso Martini

January 7, 2019
Learn the easy and quick way to make your own Expresso martini like a pro, a must in your party list and great way to impress your guests.

We’re a few days into 2019… Happy new year !!! Thanks for being with me and appreciating my work. I am happy to be back and getting slowly into my zone after a small break. Super excited and thrilled as this is time for lofty ideals, high ambitions, fresh commitments and gorgeous intentions. We’re all smart enough to know we’ve been blessed with the fresh chance of an innocent 12 months. The past is history. What lies ahead is up to…

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Healthy Christmas Cake with chocolate gingerbread cookies

December 21, 2018
Making this festive season special with these freshly baked chocolate gingerbread cookies and healthy Christmas cake and linzer cookies.

Christmas is here.....Turn on the carols and spread good cheer with homemade festive treats....         The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and now it’s time to have some fun. Sitting down to Christmas lunch surrounded by a family is one of life’s greatest pleasure.There is nothing more satisfying  than baking your own cakes and cookies for Christmas. Around this time of the year I am in my kitchen a little bit more than usual, baking…

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Berry watermelon Popsicles

December 18, 2018
Absolutely easy to make, this berry watermelon popsicles will add jazz to your summer barbecue and perfect for pool parties.

It”s hard to go past plump, bright berries in all their rosy glory. But they are not the only seasonal delights making their way onto our plates this summer, Melons are all in their prime and ready to devoured on their own or with some twist or may be this popsicles.  Christmas has come around so quickly once again and the most joyous part of Christmas is the time we spent with our families and dear friends. What I also…

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chocolate christmas dessert no bake

Eggless Tiramisu

December 7, 2018
Super impressed with this light fluffy eggless tiramisu. I promise you that this will make your entertaining a cinch.Tag me if you make it

It’s that wonderful time of the year again and the countdown is on for Santa’s visit. Truely senses are overloaded and blown with myriads of colourful lighting and shops are buzzing with latest offerings. This season certainly has its own charm. Why not make it extra special with whipping up  fancy treats  to celebrate among the loved ones. Two more weeks and we are off to the coast for few days. This year has been so good in term of…

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Eggs My favorite Rice

Egg biryani

November 28, 2018
Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

I remember those fond memories of growing up, Sunday lunch was always something special. A lunch that brought us laughter and togetherness. For me those fond memories of having lunch together has a nostalgic pull on our hearts and taste buds. It was either chicken biryani or mutton curry with simple white rice and salad. We would eagerly look forward to it. It was perfect with a relaxed atmosphere where my small family would unwind, catch up, share a freshly…

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Chocolate Cake

November 21, 2018
This moist simple chocolate cake is perfect for birthdays and is so easy to bake. A fail proof recipe that keeps fresh for 3 to 5 days.

I think it’s so important to cherish both little and big achievements in life. Having spent a lovely weekend quietly at home surrounded by family and extended ones with simple home cooked food and this chocolate cake was pure bliss. It was my 43 rd birthday and I was feeling so full of life, simply it could be the gorgeous weather or something to do with my inner will power that motivates me and brings me in the innate amount…

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Instant Crispy Jalebi

November 5, 2018
This home made instant crispy jalebi is absolutely impressive and made in minutes without compromising the taste and texture.

Well celebrations  and holidays are coming thick and fast at this time of the year. With Diwali in couple of days, the festive feeling has geared up.The Opera house also lit’s up into a spectacular gold to mark the triumph of light over darkness. Diwali is such a special occasion that Indians communities are proud to share with  the world no matter where ever they reside. I have lived in few countries and no matter how big or small the…

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Cardamom poached pear Chai cake

November 1, 2018
This cardamom poached pear chai cake was a stunner. Delicately flavoured with cardamon and tea bags, this cake was just perfect for an afternoon tea.

Baking for me is undoubtedly my own form of mindfulness and meditation. Not only that it adds an extra sense of pleasure seeing my bakes often making the glorious outcomes. Many of my recipes here are basically adapted and tweaked with my own imaginations. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. This particular cardamom poached pear chai cake was a stunner. A mild cake with delicate flavours of cardamom just made our weekend extra special. I…

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cakes My favorite treats

Pineapple upsidedown cake

October 26, 2018
Pineapple upsidedown cake is really incredible. Highly recommend you to serve warm with crunchy desiccated coconut and dollops of double cream.

Growing up, I remember baking three basic cakes again and again. Some of you might have guessed it, Vanilla sponge cake!! The moment we decide to get our hands into baking, mastering a sponge vanilla cake just hits us and we are all set to achieve it. Next comes the classic chocolate cake that undoubtedly becomes your favourite and your family’s too. Apart from these two classics that drove me and my siblings crazy was this humble pineapple upsidedown cake.…

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Photography & Styling for a Client

October 22, 2018
I am Sydney based food photographer and stylist. If you like what you see and feel that I can help bring your brand and vision to life.

This post is going to be different from the regular ones where in I normally share recipes. Well today, I am super pumped up & excited to share pictures from a recent photo shoot for a client with whom I have been well acquainted and have previously worked with. Madhouse bakery (www.madhousebakehouse.com.au) my client approached me with an interesting proposal this time. Madhouse Bakery are a socially conscious bakery wholesaler who boast a clientele from airlines to café’s to caterers…

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Lemon Madeleines

October 16, 2018

There’s something throughly magical about these French buttery cakes that is crispy on the edges with soft sponginess as you bit into it. Madeleines are typically baked in a scalloped shaped shell tin and these elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea. Last couple of weeks has been insanely busy for me in terms of back to back shoot and styling assignments. I love the rhythm and…

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