Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 21

Mom’s birthday cakes (chocolate rum and banana walnut)

This year, we sisters decided to throw a surprise birthday party for Mom. Its her birthday tomorrow and we are having a surprise party at her place tonight. All the secret arrangements have been made and we have arranged for mom to go on a coffee date while her minions set up everything at home. …

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Mar 19

Kashmiri Pulao and Dum Kokur

Chefs across boundaries is a group of bloggers who challenge each other every month with cuisines and fusions that encourages us to step beyond our comfort zone and attempt something new. This month the challenge was given by Nidhi S Raj ( http://soulandspicebox.com/) to create a traditional Kashmiri dish. Now besides a Dum Aloo, I have never cooked anything …

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Mar 18

Rajma Chawal

Soul food, comfort food, rajma chawal and kachumber. All in the same breath I have made rajma a zillion times from this recipe unfortunately cannot credit anyone as it was written years before in my recipe notebook This time went the no soak way and cooked the beans directly in the cooker. Took close to …

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Mar 17

Shammi Kebab

A drink goes hand in hand with ???? Kebabs of course. And kebab that just Melts in your mouth and bursts with spices and flavours? SHAMMI KEBABS is the winner hands down. Mutton mince mixed with chillies, spices, garlic, ginger and all the wonders from the kitchen found in one delectable bite. Ingredients½ kg mutton …

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Mar 17

Cheesy Rice poppers

In my excitement during M’s party, I cooked too much rice. I mean 4-5 times the quantity. Happens sometimes when the mind plays tricks  The bottom half had gotten lumpy and was trying to figure out what to do. Researched some recipes from Indian to Italian and finally got an idea Made a cheesy white …

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Mar 15

Chicken Stroganoff

An absolute favourite in our house. My nephew adores and it when he comes over he says “Chikki (short for Chikamma or maasi) make stroganoff for me naa.” Stroganoff originates from Russia but you can find it peeking out in many a country’s cuisine. Traditionally made with beef, but I have made it using chicken. …

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Mar 15

Shepherds Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a type of savoury pie made with minced meat and mashed potato on top. It comes from the United Kingdom and Ireland though now the dish is now popular worldwide. In modern British English, the dish is usually called “cottage pie” if it is made with beef. If it is made with lamb it is usually called “shepherd’s pie” In early cookery books, …

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Mar 15

Italian Rum cake

A special person deserves a special cake. It was M’s birthday and we decided to have a party by calling his friends over for dinner. I causually asked him, have u ever had a birthday party with friends over and was surprised when he answered in the negative. Thought back to the 14 years we …

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Mar 12

Ice Cream bread with strawberry compote

A fellow foodie Nithya had posted a dish called Ice Cream bread. Was quite intrigued with the idea and saved the recipe to try later. Had half a tub of vanilla icecream wasting away in the freezer as all of us were down with the seasonal flu. Made some strawberry compote and was wondering what …

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Mar 12

Oats and strawberry bars

I recently was gifted a box of strawberries from a very dear friend. A while back I had shortlisted some strawberry recipes on Pinterest, and these bars were very tempting. Used the recipe as inspiration and gave it my own twist with the ingredients at hand. Have used this recipe before to make Oats Hazelnut …

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