Swirled Sesame Tea Cake

Let’s be real, its tea weather. Even if you are a coffee person, are you telling me there isn’t a small teeny tiny part of you that actually wants tea? To go along with that wonderful cup of tea you plan to have, I would recommend this amazing tea cake. Its a version of a…

Beef Pot Pies

I really love a good pie. Like a nice English style pie. So, I decided to make a yummy traditional beef pot pie. Beef isn’t available in Mumbai, and so I’ve used water buffalo meat, but it works as a great substitute. The pastry I’ve used for the pies is the same as the one…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds

I apologize for the erratic posts, but I haven’t had wifi for the last two weeks, and now my photo editing software has given up on me as well. I’m currently just trying to edit using the inbuilt windows software and hotspot my phone as much as I can. Will try to go back to…

White Chocolate Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

So my mom just came back from the US and she brought along a wonderful box of fresh blueberries. In general, blueberries are super expensive in India and so I don’t buy them ever, however, I do have a bunch of things I want to make using fresh blueberries. At the top of my list were…

Savoury Pie

Over the summer I ordered a few Italian cookbooks, and have been obsessed with not only reading them but also trying out some recipes. One of the dishes that caught my eye almost immediately was this savoury pie or ‘Torta Rustica’. According to the book Tasting Rome, this pie is often seen on the menus…

Fresh Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

This recipe is all about respecting the flavour of the ricotta and allowing it to shine, along with some of the light flavour of the tomato. After making ricotta last week, I really wanted to make something where the flavour of the cheese was primary, and this recipe is perfect for that. For the pasta:…

Veggie Burger

What do most people envision when they hear the word ‘burger’? A juicy meaty patty on a toasted bun, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, caramelized onions, maybe even bacon. What do vegetarians envision? I don’t actually know, but I’m guessing they salivate just as much as we do at the thought of a good burger. This…

Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles

The first time I properly heard anything about truffles, was at one of Pooja Dhingra’s workshops, where we also learnt how to make them. The recipe I’ve used is from Pooja Dhingra’s book, The Big Book of Treats. I modified the recipe a bit, but you can use whichever works best for you. For the truffles:…

Homemade Ricotta

Good cheese is something that’s quite expensive in India. Which means we don’t buy a lot of it in the country, and rather wait to go abroad and then buy the cheeses we want. There are however some cheeses that can just be made at home. Ricotta is one of them. I was surprised to see…

Breakfast Cups

With the busy schedules most of us lead, a lot of us end up skipping breakfast in a hurry to get out the door. These breakfast cups, however, are the answer. Make a bunch of them on the weekend and freeze, and simply defrost, heat and eat while walking out the door. I made two…

Bread Pasta

I don’t know how many years ago this was, but I was watching one of Donna Hay’s cooking shows, and she made bread pasta. I know it sounds a little odd, but trust me it’s amazing. This isn’t the recipe I saw, its a version of it. I don’t remember the recipe at all, besides…

2048 Cookies

I used to play a lot of 2048. And I mean a lot. I tend to rewatch a lot of TV shows, and when doing so I get really bored (I’m strange, let’s go with it), so I play 2048. I honestly don’t know what made me, but I decided to make 2048 cookies. I don’t…