4 diet hacks that prove you don’t need willpower!

How many times have you scrolled through Instagram late in the night, a chocolate bar in one hand, only to stop and marvel at those chiseled actors’ bodies and thought to yourself, “I wish I had their will power”?! Well, you are not alone. But here’s the good news for us lesser mortals, confronting our… Continue reading 4 diet hacks that prove you don’t need willpower!

Dimma’s chanar daalna – Photoseries

Dimma turned 80 a couple of months back but her enthusiasm in the kitchen can give young cooks a run for their money. I love observing her in the kitchen while she painstakingly carries out each step for a dish she is making. She has a childlike excitement even for dishes she has cooked a… Continue reading Dimma’s chanar daalna – Photoseries

Chocolate chip marble cake with orange syrup

I had this cake for the first time at a cafe in Havelock Island, where I spent a week doing an open water scuba diving course (more on that here) and instantly fell in love. A marble cake with chocolate chips, soaked in orange syrup – what’s not to love? We ordered this almost everyday… Continue reading Chocolate chip marble cake with orange syrup

Sunday things – Part II

It was a bright Sunday morning and as usual the first thoughts revolved around “what to eat for breakfast”. Steamed dosa take away from tiffin center seemed most convenient. No need to change into jeans, no need to jump out of bed and leave the cozy blanket. I dragged myself to the balcony and walking up… Continue reading Sunday things – Part II

Banana bread with yoghurt and chocolate chunks

If you are the type of person that throws away over ripe bananas – I am sorry but we can’t be friends. Over ripe bananas are meant to be peeled, mashed and turned into a gorgeous loaf of banana bread. With that, let me declare – I am a massive fan of banana bread. It… Continue reading Banana bread with yoghurt and chocolate chunks

Cardamom pistachio loaf cake

It is surreal how whiff of a spice can immediately bring back long forgotten childhood memories. As I began to make cardamom powder for this cake in a mortal and pestle (that my mother readily gave away from her kitchen), I was taken back to afternoons of waking up from a nap, watching my mother dress… Continue reading Cardamom pistachio loaf cake