Category Archives: Festive Fare

Making Merry with Millets

Growing up in India has always felt like one big fat celebration, as if the serious aspects of life were far removed from it. There seemed to be a season for a festival and yet no reason at all for … Continue reading

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Saying it with Strawberries

There’s little else in terms of a wholly satisfying experience in the kitchen than laying your hands on the season’s freshest produce to work wonders with. Plump strawberries that glisten like rubies in the sunshine dappled shacks of the local … Continue reading

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Quick-fix Chocolate-cheese Tartlets

’tis the season to be jolly, no doubt. But when the hands drop down at the very sight of, say, the whisk, in the aftermath of having baked too many holiday treats; and the kids beg for a little something … Continue reading

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Diwali Dhamaka! Mawa Mania

Diwali meant new clothes, a bag of firecrackers peeking from the shelf in a closet, the sound of the sacred bell and chants during the morning and evening Pujas, and the explosion of cardamom, sugar, mawa, saffron, coconut, flour, and … Continue reading

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Phir Na Maango – Mango Phirni!

We couldn’t possibly let the season’s last lot of ultra sweet mangoes go without whisking up a fitting goodbye treat. Thick and creamy, this recipe for Phirni handed down through generations has in all possibility been tweaked scores of times … Continue reading

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The Particular Sweetness Of Shortbread

When the spirits are sagging from an overworked week and the rain is falling in thick sheets outside, summoning the baker’s will isn’t half as easy as it may seem, even with the dreamy swirls of butter and sugar that … Continue reading

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Potato Kababs with Avocado Nuggets

We are very excited to announce that our first eBook is in the works and will be available on your favorite online retail stores soon! Watch this space for details..and while you wait we have these gorgeous Potato Kababs for … Continue reading

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All-natural Treats, No-sugary Tricks

Come October and your life seems suddenly to take on a colorful edge – be it the flare of bloodshot, copper-veined leaves carpeting the backyard or the piebald piles of candy. While the former is at least easy on the eyes, … Continue reading

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A Tricolour Dhokla Dhamaka

When breakfast hour closes in on a holiday, especially if it’s one that celebrates the nation, and its freedom, it’s no place for the typical Sundayesque lazy bones to idle and lounge around. There’s ample rattling of these bones while … Continue reading

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Pat-oreo-tic Pops

We have designs on these pat-oreo-tic pops, yet again..bring on the stars and stripes! Have a happy 4th, y’all! If, like us, you consider yourself a world citizen, even though you’re a desi at heart, you know that you’ll always … Continue reading

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