Chum Chum – Diwali Sweet

    Like I said it will be sweets overload on my blog for a while, till Diwali that is. A lot [and when I say a lot I really mean  it] of Indian sweets are made using milk. I think back in time milk was the only ingredient readily available to everyone and that is what lead to so many wonderful dessert recipes. I have few on my blog like this Rasgulla or this Rasmalai or Kalakand and believe me this is just top of the iceberg, they are way too...

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    Pista Badam Burfi

      I have decided to take a break form pumpkin and other fall recipes. No I still love them as much as I did before but my favorite favorite festival in the world Diwali is just a few days away and I thought I should share some easy to make sweets recipes that you can make at home during this festive time of the year.

      Diwali is called the festival of light. The story behind this festival is that many centuries ago Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya (his home) after 14 years of exile. To celebrate the occasion, people of...

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      Baghare Baingan – Eggplant Curry With Coconut & Peanuts

      Baghare Baingan, let me first explain you the literal meaning of these terms. “Baghar” means tempering or tadka and baingan is eggplant so if you combine the two terms this recipe would be of tempered eggplants. I mention the word temper/tadka often in my Indian recipes, so what actually is tempering? In Indian cooking tempering or tadka is the process of heating oil and adding spices and other flavorings to it and then transferring that oil to your...

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      Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

        It’s no secret that I love to bake, in fact I am addicted to it. And considering how much I love to bake it’s surprising that I do not have a chocolate cake recipe on my blog. I have baked this cake so many times but never got around getting clicking pictures, well not until my birthday. Yes I baked this cake on my birthday which was on 3rd October. Nothing makes me happier than a rich chocolate cake and this cake was just what I needed to...

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        Rajma Masala – Kidney Beans Curry

          One day after inviting someone over for dinner, I was deciding on the menu and making my grocery list. And then this thought crossed my mind – in north India we do not have much options when we call someone over for dinner, or let’s put it that way we have options but we always stick to the traditional menu. So the main course is always one of these – chole (chickpeas curry), dal makhni (creamy lentil curry) and rajma masala (kidney bean curry). Then there are 2-3 other...

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          Pumpkin Biscotti

            Keeping in tune with the fall recipes, here’s next – Pumpkin Biscotti. I had no idea what biscotti were until I moved to USA but after having them I realized they are very similar to what we call “rusk” in India. In fact I have cake rusk recipe on my blog, just like biscotti they are also crisp, crunchy, baked twice and perfect for tea/coffee time. Whenever I buy my coffee from Starbucks, I never fail to take a vanilla almond biscotti along with, it just goes so well with the...

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            Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

              I can’t believe it’s October already, where did the year go? October is my favorite month of the year, not only because it’s full of festivities but also because it’s my birthday month! So this week is going to all about cakes and more cakes!  But today’s recipe is not a dessert in fact it’s one of the easiest appetizers/starters to make if not the easiest – Bruschetta. No, think about it there’s no prep work involved, the actual process itself is quite simple and the best part it tastes so wonderful and also looks amazing. So it’s win-win...

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              Palak Tofu – Spinach Tofu Curry

                I am not a Tofu fan, in fact I am far from being one. I was kind of repulsed by it in the beginning but now I have warmed up enough to be sharing a recipe on my blog! When I first tasted tofu in India years back, I thought I am never going to eat this again and that’s...

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                Apple Spice Cake with Maple Glaze

                  What does fall reminds you of? Pumpkins? Apples? Cinnamon? Well whatever it may be, in my opinion all fall flavors are equally amazing! No wonder it’s my favorite time of the year, not only does it look beautiful outside, I also get to bake all my favorite recipes. Even...

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                  Banana Nutella Milkshake

                    In my opinion, Nutella is great with anything and everything. It’s just so delicious and if you add it to your food, the flavor just doubles up. Maybe I am biased because I love Nutella way too much but seriously how can you not love it?...

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                    Peanut Butter Paratha With Chocolate Dip

                      A few days back I was given an opportunity to taste some of Peanut Butter Company’s amazing Peanut Butter flavors. Considering how much I love Peanut Butter, I was excited like a kid when I got the parcel delivered to my home. I actually never though that there could be so many peanut butter flavors! Let’s see there was dark chocolate, maple, raisin-cinnamon, white chocolate and honey..Mmmmmm! While all the flavors were fantastic, my favorite was The Bee’s Knees, I could not stop eating...

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                      Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Apple & Walnuts

                        Even though I really like salads I do not make them very often at home. I don’t know the reason behind it, maybe I am just lazy to chop everything up? But this weekend when I went for grocery shopping I made sure to pick up stuff to make a good salad...

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