Cheat’s Raspberry Trifle to celebrate 2 special days

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One of the most common question that people ask me is "What's cooking" and when I sometimes answer "Nothing" I can almost sense the disappointment. I don't know why people think that I am always in my kitchen, constantly churning out delicious meals on the drop of the hat. Being a die hard foodie and a ...


Another sweet treat for breakfast – Raspberry Pancakes 2

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Eating something sweet for breakfast has never been my thing. I will perhaps gobble up fruits before I pump my body with a shot of coffee to start its slow destruction into caffeine induced stupor but having something that tastes sweet is just not done. Give me spicy puri Aloo, Upma, Poha or something comforting like ...


The Chicken curry with an identity crisis 2

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I was talking to a friend yesterday about how Indian food doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. In most countries, Indian food is portrayed as Oily and Spicy, overwhelming the taste buds with flavors that can numb your mouth and make you queasy. And as an Indian who loves her food I beg to ...


The brand new Pesto in town – Kale Pesto

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Since I have discovered Kale I have been experimenting a lot with it, and the funny thing is the more things, I cook with it, the more I like it. It is such a cheap and easy vegetable to buy that I don’t mind buying a lot a big bunch of it when I do ...


A Punjabi girls version of Curd Rice to beat the sorching summer

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When a girl from North India tells you how much she loves eating “Curd Rice” you have to stop everything you are doing and take notice. Curd Rice or Thayir Sadam or Mossaranna or Daddojanam as it also called is a comfort food for most South Indians like Rajma Chawal is ours. Although the region of ...


A sweet start to 2015 – French Toast in boozy Crème sauce 2

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It is finally 2015, a new year and hopefully new and good beginnings for everyone.  I have decided to have no resolutions and no agenda for 2015. Let’s face it how many of us keep the resolutions that we make. In the fast, I have honestly made resolutions every year and have forgotten to follow ...


Goodbye 2014

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Eat, pray, love, work your ass off and then eat some more was what 2014 meant for me. I worked like a maniac, loved my loved ones like a woman possessed , found a creative side in me that I did not know existed and cooked and ate like a glutton. I did my first ...


Roasted Nectarines Popsicles with Coconut Milk

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Coming from Mumbai where the sun is eternally shining most of the days all year around ‘Summer’ is not a season that I enjoy. Sun is something we get abundant of; it is shining on us with brightness that is sometimes unbearable making us squint and sweat in places we don’t want to sweat. When I ...


What do I carry for lunch ??? Green Coconut Rice

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“What will we carry for lunch tomorrow?" is the life's eternal question that plagues me everyday and being an obsessive planner I need to know the answer as well. Otherwise, I cannot have a good night’s sleep. Yes, I have OCD if you have not figured it by now. In India, lunch was never an issue ...


The dish you serve with a flourish – Vegetable Korma 4

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Even though I am a hardcore meat eater, we cook more vegetables at home than we cook meat. My fridge is full of your usual vegetables, and even my freezer is stocked with chopped and frozen vegetables that I diligently store to avoid them from going bad. So one would think that I can rustle ...