Monday, October 24, 2011

Jowar Chivda | Crunchy Puffed Millet Snack

Every year around Diwali, my kitchen is a whirlwind of activity. I love making delicious sweets and savouries that we enjoy over the festive month! This year I had planned to try my hand at some sweets I have never attempted at home and share them with you. But time has been moving swiftly and things are so busy for me suddenly that I barely step into the kitchen to make a meal.


Friday, October 21, 2011

100 Yummy Diwali Recipes: A Free eBook by IndusLadies

With the festive season upon us, I am sure we are all busy making goodies and our homes redolent with the aromas of sweets and savouries. I am also sure that we are juggling demands for making favourites of our familie while trying to decide which delicious new recipes to try this year:) Well, our work just got easier!!

Here is a lovely gift from the IndusLadies and your fellow food bloggers that will make life literally sweeter. IndusLadies has compiled an eBook for this Diwali consisting of 100 Yummy Sweets & Desserts Recipes! You are invited to download it @ Diwali Sweets.


Thanks to IL for this wonderful effort to to all my blogging friends for sharing their favourites with us. My recipe Shahi Tukre | Double ka Meetha aur Kesariya Rabri | Crispy Bread Pudding in a Pistachio Saffron Sauce is on page 35!!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Daring Cooks October 2011: Moo Shu Tofu with Hoisin Sauce


Looks like chappati - bhaji right!! I too was surprised to discover that October 2011 Daring Cooks Challenge was a Chinese recipe that closely resembled and Indian dinner platter or a snack popularly called a frankie roll!! Though I was aware of varying types of Chinese, breads, including pancakes, these Mandarin Pancakes came as a big surprise to me. When I got the dough together for them, I found myself looking at chappati dough and not traditional pancake batter. The rolling and cooking process was similar too!! And they did taste wonderful.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Delicious Apple Pecan Crumble

Its apple season here, and we getting a wonderful variety of local apples at the many orchards that dot the countryside. While some orchards have a pick your own policy, some do all the hard work for you and you can just walk into the barn and get a 5lb bag of you favourite fruit or even a bushel if you fancy!! 


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Very Orangey Orange Cake (Eggless)


I love citrus in cakes and bakes!! While I bake lemon pound cake and my olive oil lime cake every so often, I have not baked an orange cake in quite some time. Several years ago, I would bake an orange cake that required a syrupy drizzle icing, one that would soak into the sponge of the cake making the crumb juicy and moist. Mmmmm
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