Monday, July 21, 2014

Puran Poli | Flatbread with Cardamom Infused Sweet Lentil Filling

The first time I heard of Puran Poli was as a kid visiting a friend's home in Bombay! It was coming up to Holi and we had just popped in after an afternoon of skating. The home was replete with the aroma of ghee and cardamom and there was much bustle in the kitchen. On the dining table were large plates piled high with what looked liked parathas. But these parathas were sweetly fragrant, incredibly soft, and oozing with butter fat!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sada Namkeen Seviyan | Savoury Indian Vermicelli Noodles

I always to try to keep our refrigerator and stocked up with fresh home made meals. Yet every so often I also need to rustle up a really quick meal. Something easy yet delicious that we can enjoy hot off the pan. Seviyan or Indian noodles are my one on my favorite quick cook foods. With a pack or two in the pantry I assure you, you too can feed your family a hot meal in minutes. There are so many ways of preparing the seviyan - just go with your mood and instinct.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Oats and Whole Wheat Bread | Atta Oats Dabal Roti | Bread Recipes

Oats Whole Wheat Bread

Baking bread is always a pleasure. Bring together the ingredients, make a dough, allow it to rise, shape, rise again, and bake!! Fragrant yeasty aroma wafting through the home and delicious loaf for supper!! This loaf is one of our favourites and whenever I plan a crock pot meal I try to bake this bread. Its great for dunking and sopping up the soup. Eat warm, straight out of the oven, or toast, slather with butter and enjoy:)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Condensed Milk Cake | Easy Vanilla Cake | Eggless Baking

Vanilla Cake

Is there anything quite as yummy as condensed milk? Thickened milk loaded with sugar - just pour it over fruit, buttery hot toast, crackers and jam, anything you fancy for that loaded sweet satisfaction. Condensed milk goes back to my childhood. I remember my Mum would buy tins of it and open one as a treat after school. I loved to dip a teaspoon in the can, let the thick syrup coat the spoon entirely and then slowly lick it up, savoring every bite!! Then we would pour the leftovers into a covered glass dish and refrigerate it. The pleasure of eating chilled, yet more thickened condensed milk can only be experienced:)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Almond Butter Oats Cookies | Eggless Baking

Crunchy Almond Butter Cookies

I am back to Sunday baking and loving it!! So many delicious breads, cakes, and cookies to be baked. I love that I make these baked goodies at home, instead of buying them in the store. The number of ingredients in an average muffin have always scared me. But over time the difference in fresh home baked and store bought has become so apparent that the sweet and salt levels in these goodies have begun to bother me. I love to tinker with ingredients when I bake so that I get the healthy balanced treat. Here's to home baking and guilt free eating:)