Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

Besan (gram flour) laddus

In India, nothing says festivals like the aroma of roasting gram flour admixed with cardamom. A point to note is that the laddus made with castor sugar give a better texture than the ones made with powdered sugar. Also, I absolutely insist on the twin step infusion of milk. They help to fluff up the gram flour grains. 

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Soft oats and cranberry cookies

Cranberries are tart, tangy and explode in the mouth with their vibrant, zesty flavours. They make a great addition to cakes, tarts and even cookies. What’s more, I believe that they have the distinct edge of taking a humble dish and elevating it to a level of deliciousness.

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Chicken soup

you may not agree with me but, I believe that chicken soup is food for the soul. You could be curled up in bed on a cold evening, nursing a rabid cold or flu, or even rushing to work for meetings; the soup is succour. Trust me, I kid you not! It is nutritious, packed with flavour and can satiate the tummy like no other food can.

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Escape from murder!

I was chomping into a leg of Chicken leg when... A murder! It was a murder! My blood curdled at the sight. I tell you, the chicken that I was eating could not have squawked louder than I did at that point. They noticed.

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Half Baked beans – write time contest

Half baked beans is a literary platform for all budding and aspiring writers that provides writing and publishing services. The ‘Write Time’ was an open, prompt based contest. The prompt was – As I scanned the garden from my precarious perch, seven floors below my trembling legs, two regrets flashed …

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Sticky pork ribs

I prefer a cast iron pan to roast the meat because it gives even colour and faster results. You can use a non-stick pan as well. The trick to this recipe is in browning the meat to seal in all the flavours.

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