Rava Kesari (Sweet Semolina Dessert)

In October, we celebrate Navaratri/ Dasara over 10 days (9 nights). It is celebrated all over India and each part of India celebrates it differently. In Mysore, the Dasara procession draws people from all over the world, in Calcutta it is the Durga Puja celebrating Goddess Durga. In Gujarat they celebrate Dasara with dhandia and…

Blueberry Banana Bread

I have been making banana bread for years and it was and still is my go to when i need a quick snack to be made for the kids especially the days when i had to pack snacks for school. I add nuts (walnuts or cashew nuts- depending on what i had) and chocolate chips…

WATERMELON MINT cooler

Summer is here and there is a lot of watermelons in the market. I miss the watermelon seller in India who had a cart outside my apartment. I would walk out with the biggest bowl i had and he would cut the watermelon into pieces for me. Also, if the watermelon was bad than he…

Blueberry Muffin

When it is summer, and blueberries are in abundance, blueberries are thrown in salads and pancakes and coffee cakes and orcourse muffins. It is also the only fruit my younger son eats without a fuss. I make many different versions of blueberry muffins; some with butter or oil, buttermilk or regular milk, sugar or honey….

Chocolate Brownie with a Hint of cinnamon and cayenne

There is only one thing the whole world is talking about and that is the Pandemic. It is a scary, crazy time of our lives; the fear of the unknown. The stores have been depleted of hand sanitizers and toilet paper. Interestingly, the baking aisle is also empty; no flour, sugar, yeast or baking powder….

Pumpkin Espresso Cake

I had made this cake in the new year. Lots has happened in this year, especially in the last few weeks with the pandemic, the fear among people and the unknown. The one thing that keeps a lot of us sane is comfort food, cooking and baking. I went shopping and all flours were out….

Cinnamon Coffee Crumb Coffee Cake

I have my usual quick dessert recipes which I make often. But at times, I get bored of making the same. This is a new recipe which had some raving reviews from my friends. This recipe has been adapted from Trisha Yearwood’s recipe on Food Network. Though there is quite a large amount of coffee…

Madeleines

Madelines are these soft, pillowy and buttery little french cakes. They are best eaten the same day which is not a problem when the kids are home. The lemon peel adds so much flavour. They get a little dry after 2 days. But dunk it in tea and take a bite and they taste so…

Rose Cookies and Swedish Rosettes

When I think of Christmas, I think of Rose Cookies. Rose cookies (also called acchappam or acchu murukku- acchu meaning mould) is usually made by the christians in South India. When I was a kid, I would wait for my friends to bring a plate of rose cookies. Of course now it is available year…

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Sprinkle of Sea Salt

One day, I was sitting at work and craving for some dark, chewy chocolate cookies.I came home and realised that I had no dark cocoa. It had to wait till I go buy dark cocoa. The idea of those cookies stayed in my mind till I made it. It was worth the wait. I made…