Carrot and potato herb garlic soup

And it’s December already! Where did 2017 go?! As for me, it was one hell of an adventurous year, tough yet fulfilling. A year of several bold moves (more on that later). On a different note, I absolutely love December – mostly for the lovely nip in the air which is perfect for digging into… Continue reading Carrot and potato herb garlic soup

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

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┬ámortal 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

Upalika’s peanut sauce fusilli with veggies

The first time my flatmate Upalika told me she makes pasta in an Asian inspired peanut sauce, I was intrigued. Also I have no idea how I never thought of it before. I couldn’t wait for her to make this pasta for one of our lazy holiday lunches. And she did. And it was honestly… Continue reading Upalika’s peanut sauce fusilli with veggies