Crunchy top Banana Muffin with Nuts and Oats- What’s in a Name?

  Muffin, cake , bread….for a long time I have looked at these 3 and wondered which one applies to my current bake. I hate the thought of calling it bread, cake…hmmm, no. So muffin it is !! Sounds healthy, filling, un-sinful and perfect for this banana recipe. This confusion and absolute naming block with regards…

WEEKEND SALMON MEAL

  Hello 2018 !!! Late as usual but this year I plan to be a regular unlike last year. The hostess promises to be at her party (welcome to my jokes …LOL) Anyways first things first…I must get this off my chest or I’ll choke on it. You see I have not been feeling true…

BROWNIES (and a little nostalgia)

  I have been meaning to post these recipes since a long, long time….but life gets in the way of blogging and the old laptop plays up like your stubborn teen and the Y key needs to be stabbed atleast 5 times before it works…… in the interim moments of inspiration come and vanish and before I know it,…

COCONUT CARAMEL MINI BITES

    I was speaking to a friend last week and she asked “So what’s the plan for Valentine’s Day?”  Am I the only one who gets asked stupid questions? Every year I reply “Nothing special” and feel like a freak. This time I answered “Oh I am wearing my new black, lacy corset with the…

KHOW SUEY(MY WAY)

Happy New Year dear readers, visitors, my regulars and the irregulars. By the time you read this we will be half way through the month. Its been one hell of a roller coaster year for us. Moving cities, setting up home in a new place for the 3rd time, a certain loveable boy in my…

DIWALI SWEETS

SANKAR PALA & NANKHATAI Yes, its Diwali time for us Indians. In every household in India in whatever way and whichever form everyone will celebrate Diwali, whether it lighting lamps, doing Laxmi Pooja or kids bursting crackers. It’s so Indian to celebrate Diwali, irrespective of your faith, community, class. This year we are in Singapore,…

NAN KHATAI

A close relative of the short bread cookies, these are popular cookies in western India, made usually during Diwali by The Maharashtrian and Gujarati communities. Most households in India do not own ovens. The ladies make the dough at home and bring it to the commercial bakeries for baking. Before the festival you can see…

VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE MARBLE CAKE

  Lately I have been letting my other pursuits take over my free time and my passion for baking?……hmmm, not really. I look back on the past month and I have baked atleast thrice (relatively lesser than I did in Mumbai) So the conclusion I come to is that I have been lazy and not…

BANANA AND CHOCOLATE SWIRL CAKE

Banana cake or bread has been an on-off favourite of ours for many years now. I have given it a very healthy avatar (click here) and lately it was starting to become oh so Ho-Hum that my teen son refused it as a pre workout snack unless I cut down on the fancy stuff, namely…

GOBI MANCHURIAN

A fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine, where the slogan “Hindi Chinny Bhai Bhai” is revealed in a new and tastier Light