Category Archives: Party Planner

Fresh Fig Clafouti

French desserts don’t always have to be complicated and daunting, and the Clafouti is a perfect example. Classic custard ingredients are whisked together and then baked up along with fat chunks of whatever fruit is in season. Cherries, pears, plums, … Continue reading

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2-Layer Paneer Canapes

The lavish menu at a premium, fine-dining restaurant would possibly enthrall you with a dozen-odd varieties of paneer dishes, each stylishly titled, like Paneer Manpasand or Paneer Rosti, and ornately described, with a mouthful of adjectives. In our kitchens, blocks of paneer are … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Shrikhand with Honey-roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Over the years, Diwali has lost its acute edges in our world, and with that, the loudness and garishness have faded, too. The parties have gotten quieter, the  firecrackers relegated to a few sparklers lit by our girls to honour … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Hot Fire-roasted Corn Dip

If all our growing up years were to be condensed into a single nugget, what would it contain? There was so much play, and there was so much done on impulse. There was music that soothed the senses as it … Continue reading

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Picnic-friendly Pizza Muffins

When you love pizza you are wont to find more than one way to savour those salty, savory flavours, that cheese oozing smoothly into puddles, stretched lazily in cream and toasty brown tones over tart tomatoes, the oregano asserting its grassy intensity on your tongue. For us, … Continue reading

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Toasty Roasted Baby Potatoes

It doesn’t take too long for us to munch our way through a kilogram or more of potatoes as a family. Somehow this pantry staple manages to sneak into our meals, bulking up vegetable curries, binding cutlets and paratha fillings, … Continue reading

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Light and Love-ly – Berry Heart Ice Pops

Come February and there’s no escaping the Valentine’s day frenzy, whether one is online or around the real world. Kitschy, frilly heart-shaped cushions, mushy cards and teddy bears clutching corny notes suddenly sprout everywhere, including in the windows of our very enterprising neighborhood ‘fancy … Continue reading

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Salute to Summer – Creamy Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies

If there’s one ingredient that is used and loved in many cuisines around the world, it is yoghurt. It was one of the first foods that we fed to our babies, and is a staple on our dinner tables every night, … Continue reading

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The Pudding’s in the Peppers!

A sales pitch for the Tadka kitchens would probably comprise overcrowded countertops, leftover breads, eggs and milk, butter and cheeses, and a bounty of fresh vegetables. Just enough ingredients there to appease the growing appetites in our girls, and to satiate the sudden … Continue reading

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Roasted Veggies, Served Street-cart Style

The Desi Quotient (DQ), or Indigenous Quotient, is a darned thing. We score high on it, naturally, sometimes to the point of being unapologetically crude. Which you’d be too, if you were raised on a diet of “munchies” or “fillers” … Continue reading

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