Recipes

Bhapa Doi (with saffron and mango)

Indian sweets or mithais as we call them are a significant part of our cuisine. They satiate not just our sweet cravings by serving as desserts but they are also an integral part of our pujas, festivals and in fact the cultural fabric of India. The mithai serves as the …

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Carrot Cake

Who doesn’t love carrots? These crunchy fibrous roots are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers that are good for your health. You can throw them in salads, munch on them with a dip, stir fry them, make a sabzi/curry, bake them with meat or if none of the preceding ideas appeal then …

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Chicken & Ham Quiche

I had a half pack of fresh cream gasping its last breath in my fridge. I poked into all corners of my brain for a recipe (even searched the net) but all I came up with was recipes that presented no challenge. Bah! Then I remembered…a fragment of a memory …

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Malai Paneer Tikka

My older daughter does not have a spice palate. She abhors spicy food and would rather go hungry than eat it. So, it is more for her than for the family that I develop recipes which are low on the spice quotient and yet are delicious. This recipe for paneer …

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Bread Pudding

When you grow up in defense camps, there are a few desserts that become your staple food. You expect to eat them at every party, event, social gathering or get-together. In fact, these desserts become so much a part of your childhood that you either learn to love them like …

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Vermicelli Kheer

Made with thickened milk and infused with the aroma of India's favourite spice i.e., cardamom, this is one sweet dish that is a favourite with all generations. 

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Masala Fish fry

I love seafood like crabs, lobsters, Cray fish etc but for some reason I could never take to the taste of fish. So, I eat neither the fresh water nor the sea water variety. But, my husband loves fish. My daughters too like it although they prefer chicken more. Hence, …

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Mango Cake

My family loves mangoes. And, staying in Mumbai we have access to the most succulent and sweet variety – Alphonso. When they are in season, we end up having a few every day. They go into everything – aamras, salads, ice-cream, kulfis, other dessert etc. Yes, such is our love …

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Chicken kaalimirch (pepper) tikka

Everyone loves tikkas; be they chicken, mutton, fish, paneer or vegetable tikkas. In fact, this is one dish that has become popular everywhere in the world. And, why not! Tikkas are perfectly cooked, juicy morsels of food that melt in the mouth. My other tikka recipes incorporate a lot of …

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Murg Makhani (Butter chicken)

As a kid, apart from mum’s chicken curry, the only other chicken that I enjoyed eating was butter chicken. I guess it appeals more to kids because its gravy is less spicy on account of the cashews and cream. Well whatever be the reason, I admit, I still do love …

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