Improvised Onam-special Thali!

‘Thali’ system is a quite a popular system of dining in South-Indian restaurants of India. Each individual is served a huge variety of dishes in a large plate each, all at the same time. The dishes vary from savory to sweet, from dry to curries, from rice to idlis and dosas, from beverages to snacks…

Instant ‘Peda’- An Indian festive treat!

Hi Foodies! The other day I noticed that its been long since I put up a dessert recipe on my blog..let alone, an Indian dessert recipe! The festive season in India is about to begin and we are always miserable and highly nostalgic remembering home during these days.  The number of years that pass haven’t made it…

Loaded twice-baked Potatoes

Is it just me…or nowadays everything is gluten-free, vegan, soy-based,oil-free or low fat?? No judgement on anyone’s lifestyle of course! God knows that I need the discipline of controlling my dietary habits the most, but at times, seeing salads and smoothies and fat-free foods on my Insta feed for days at end gets to me….

Delightful Biscuit Pizzinis!

Happy Monday folks!! (Cummonnn…we might as well get it over with!) 😉 Today’s recipe is a very special one as it has stuck with me for ages since I first had it. It was at my now best friend’s birthday party when we were teenagers. Her mom served these standard Marie biscuits that you get…

Multi-grain bread with Oats & Seeds

The traditional grains aka Millets have made a grand comeback in the culinary world again and how! Everyone is raving about them, taking classes to learn new ways of cooking them and they are starring in all of my food-blogger friends’ food posts frequently, who manage to cook the fanciest meals with these humble ingredients. Now, I…

Pretentious Grilled Chicken Momos 2 ways!

Every country does Momos a different way.  Moreover, these steamed dumplings even have various names by which they are recognized as across the globe.  In India, we stick with the Nepali term- ‘Momos’ and it is an extremely popular street-food throughout the country, especially in the northern states. Be it kids or grown-ups, we all…

Wicked Espresso Cheesecake Brownies!

I’ve said this time and again…even though I enjoy cooking almost everything under the roof, baking is what I actually love the most as a cook. It soothes me on choppy days and on the days that are dull, baking also somehow manages to lift up my spirits like a few other things do. It’s…

Tropical Pineapple Ice-cream!

Pineapple is one of those intimidating fruits, with which I have the least experience! Let alone cooking with it, I have never even eaten a decent amount of Pineapple in my life. The only time I remember eating it was when as kids, me and my sister would get Pine-apple-flavored pastries from the bakery that…

Lemon-Blueberry Scones for St. Patrick’s Day!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOLKS!! I love every moment of living in Ireland. Where hundreds of tourists fly in to experience the breathtaking scenery, charming locals and wonderful coastline, I thank my stars that I am lucky enough to call this country home. The Irish are some of the friendliest and most jovial people I…

Sweet N’ Chocolaty Nutella Easter Egg-Nests!

I always know when Easter is approaching from the cute, fluffy bunny ears that start cropping all over the place as the holiday comes near. They are on the hair-bands, on chocolates, on cookies, on the little cane-baskets at the supermarket and I swear, just yesterday I saw little bunny ears on a charming elderly…

Holi special: Instant, Crispy Jalebis!

Holi, ‘The festival of colors’ is just a couple of days away and this time in addition to making hubby’s favorite Holi-mithai i.e Gujiya, I decided to give a certain recipe a try, around which I had been dragging my heels for quite some time. Holi is the Indian festival that marks the beginning of Spring season,…

Hearty Chicken & Mixed Veggie Pie… Made from scratch!

Let me just say this one thing first- I MADE SHORT-CRUST PASTRY FROM SCRATCH AND IT TURNED OUT FINEEEE!! YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! *Jumping up and down*  Okay. Now that this is out of my system, we can proceed……… Hey guys!! Yes, finally I got brave enough to make my own pastry crust and I am ecstatic that it…