Fusion Cooking: Tomato Rice, Roasted Eggs and Savoury Peanut Chutney

When the humble Thakkaali Saadam (Tomato Rice) of Tamil Nadu meets Kerala’s Naadan Mutta Roast (Egg Roast) and Andhra’s Savoury Peanut Chutney. My multi-cultural, multi-regional background definitely has it’s perks in terms of adding to my knowledge of different cuisines and their gobsmacking tastes. I always try to assimilate different regional cuisines into my daily…

Capturing my love for Flowers

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”- Hans Christian Andersen. Seems like the last cold wave of the season is also over. Sun has come up at last and flowers have slowly started blooming with their warm welcoming colours and smiles… I love flowers. For me, flowers mean happiness,…

While you were celebrating National Banana Bread Day

On February 23, 2018, while you were celebrating National Banana Bread Day, I thought of baking myself a banana cake. Not so much as to commemorate the day, but I had a dozen or so ripe bananas lying idle on my dining table. My husband buys bananas only to get rid of them. He buys…

Falling off my mindful eating bandwagon

When you suddenly get a sugar-craving so intense that you fall off your mindful eating blah blah and bake yourself a supa sugar-loaded cake!😌 My orange almond cake with orange marmalade and roughly ground almonds. Btw, I was trying to candy the orange wedges, which was an epic failure. But it turned out into a…

Looks like the Green Goblin. My Spinach and Green Gram Pancakes

  I’ve been bitten by the green goblin…😂😂😂 Seems like Green is my favourite colour this season. Here are my “Moongdal and Palak” Pancakes. For those of you who don’t know Hindi, I’ve named them “Green-Protein Pancakes.” I’ve tried many a thing in my relentless pursuit of making my six year old eat her greens. This…

Fusion cooking : Hummus and Harabhara Rice Bondas

When Indian meets Middle Eastern. This is one of my attempts at fusion cooking, which expresses my love for rice and chickpeas so well. My Hummus and “Harabhara” rice “bondas”….By the way, how do my newly acquired leaf-shaped plates look? So green and cool, right? “Harabhara” Rice Bondas – fried rice balls with chickpeas, rice…

A little less self-focussed, a little more caring

  I remember last year, we were at my daughter’s friend’s birthday party. It was a ‘Frozen’ themed party. The enthusiastic parents had left no stone unturned in giving their daughter, a birthday of her dreams. A spacious banquet hall of a four-star hotel was booked. They adorned it with shiny silver and aqua curtains,…

The sad story of a Peanut butter cake

I painstakingly make a whole wheat peanut butter cake with peanuts caramelized in brown sugar/jaggery…. And my daughter says “I don’t want it.” I claim that it’s healthy and that I am sending it as tiffin to school. She replies, “but I don’t like peanuts. Make me something else.” It was only two days back…

Formula milk cake

You write and preach about the merits of exclusive breastfeeding but in a moment of sheer weakness, you buy a packet of formula milk powder for your baby, which she refuses to even taste…. While your conscious mind tells you to throw it away, an inner voice from your subconscious whispers bake!bake!bake! And so I…

How I Transformed From A Breastfeeding Zealot Into Someone With More Empathy Towards New Mothers

Most mothers may find breastfeeding very easy. But for others like me,the struggle has been very real. http://m.huffingtonpost.in/subha-sunny/how-i-transformed-from-a-breastfeeding-zealot-into-someone-with-more-empathy-towards-new-mothers_a_23352870/ When I was expecting my first child, I was determined to breastfeed her. I had read a lot regarding the subject and had made up my mind for the purpose at hand. But I had actually underestimated…

Trigger point memories

I want to recall a few memories for you. Memories that will resonate with many girls and women in general; memories that we have neatly wrapped and tucked inside inaccessible corners of our hearts. But each time we hear stories like these, our repressed memories have a way of unwrapping themselves and emerging into consciousness;…

34 weeks pregnant

My last post was when I was in my 23rd week. A lot of things happened in between which kept me away from blogging. I was down with viral fever thrice between May and August. Since my husband was super busy and there was nobody for help, I had a really tough time during sickness….