How to pack a perfect kids’ lunchbox – practical tips and tricks
Crustless Chard Quiche There’s something wonderful about quiches, they fit perfectly as a meal for any time of the day – be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. The only thing that probably deters people from making this is the mess (well, a little) of making and blind baking the crust and the quantity of
The high point of July was this artisan bread-baking workshop most generously organised by Breadworks Boulangerie. We were hand held (literally) through this process of bread kneading, shaping and baking by master artisan baker, Maurice Chaplais from UK. It was so much fun messing around with flour,
It’s vacation time at the play group, which means the little boy, when not up to any nefarious activities, is hanging around the kitchen, making puppy eyes at me, saying “Mummy, I want something to eat”, which is not entirely a bad thing. He likes to eat most (if not all) the stuff I make, showers m
Paneer Bhurji is one dish that is good to have in your repertoire of easy, quick dishes that can be made in minutes if you stock store bought paneer. Also, a great vegetarian side to serve your guests, if you cook predominantly non-vegetarian dishes and you find it tough to handle vegetables. Makin
I am not a big fan of store bought cereals. However I do stock whole wheat flakes and unsweetened cornflakes for breakfast in a hurry. Buying boxed cereals with sugar and salt overload are totally avoidable as the first meal of the day. Oats is another regular during breakfast hours. That is one thi
Apple, Fig and Poppyseed Muffins – delicious and simple, bake them over the weekend for a teatime snack!
Steaming hot upma is served This recipe is another example of how simple traditional Tamil Brahmin cuisine is. No frills, no laundry-list of ingredients and yet divine in taste. In earlier times, rice rava used to be painstakingly prepared at home by picking, washing and draining the rice. It then u
Ever** since his famous No Knead Bread, I have been in love with Mark Bittman. Needless to say I was so excited when S got me his ‘How to cook everything vegetarian’ a couple of years ago. That book is an encyclopedia and even for someone who has been cooking vegetarian stuff all these years, I discover new ideas all the time. His muffins chapter has a simple muffins recipe and all the modifications / substitutions you can make to bake your favourites. On a Sunday morning, these seemed like the perfect things to go with a cup of milk as a light breakfast to precede a heavy lunch
There are some blogs I follow because I know their tried and tested recipes will come to my rescue each time I’m facing a dilemma as to what to cook! Then there are some other blogs which I visit purely for reading pleasure – either because I cannot procure most of the ingredients they use or they w
Poha Idlis are a beginner friendly idli – turn out soft and fluffy without putting you through much hassle!
1 mango, and 6 minutes in the microwave can give you this 100% homemade, instant mango jam. Get a piece of buttered toast and we are ready to roll. Recipe here!