Vishaka Rautela

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Meat Hirwa Masala

It’s been a while since I have cooked something to post on my blog. There are actually quite a few dishes that are saved but have been too lazy to post. I keep getting side tracked. And now with no maid my hands are full. My friend Sahana kept telling me post something Mughlai or …

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Spaghetti Bolognese

A hearty pasta that fills your heart and belly at the same time. The sauce originates from Bologna in Italy and is a meat based sauce. The sauce is simmered with tomatoes and a mince of mutton or beef. It is usually served with a flat pasta but in many places around the world, its …

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Tequila Lime Chilli Chicken

I am an avid Masterchef Australia follower. One day Nigella made this finger licking tequila chicken and I literally drooled looking at it. Marked it on my to do list and promised to make it soon. Unfortunately life took over and I never got a chance to make it. Today, i was sending a secret …

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Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

A cake I absolutely adore and that’s saying something since am not a cheesecake lover. I waited months for my birthday to come just to order this from a baker friend and relished it. So when I saw this challenge posted by my baker friend Anuja I did the happy dance. Now there are many …

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Prawn Pulao

Today being a holiday, I woke up late and around 11 am thought – let’s try a new dish. I haven’t made any savoury recently and I also had prawns in the freezer. I didn’t want to make the regular dishes with prawns so thought why not try a pulao. Messaged a few friends who …

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Eggless Oats & Cranberry Cookies

A delicious eggless cookie with a wonderful sweet salty chewy flavour. A wonderful mix of oats, cashews and cranberries makes this cookie hard to put down. This recipe is courtesy Anuja Sule who runs a Facebook group called Simple Baking’s happy bakes and shares some wonderful recipes to attempt.     Ingredients: 113 grams cashews, toasted and …

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Eggless Coffee Cake

There are so many recipes out there. Some look perfect but when attempted are a dismal failure. Now I love coffee cakes and have made a few but all egg based. So when I get an order for an eggless coffee walnut cake for this weekend I readily said yes and then sat in a …

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Bhuna Ghosht

Mutton cravings were reaching a peak. Especially home cooked mutton. I was desperate for done but my kids don’t enjoy and have been procrastinating to cook for the two of us. Made full use of the Independence Day holiday and invited my family over for lunch with the joint purpose of celebrating Rakhi too Prepared …

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Orange & Cranberry Cake

I had an order today for boozy tea cakes. 4 diff flavours. Now I do use alcohol in some of my birthday cakes (if the client demands) but usually I soak them or mix in the ganache. Never tried to booze up a tea cake When the client asked for 4 diff flavours, the bewdi …

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Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking without eggs is not too easy. To get the right texture and flavour i had to go through many recipes to find the one that works best. when Anuja Sule from Simple baking shared this for her bake along group, I knew it had to be a winner. This cupcake is moist, light ad …

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