Nov 22, 2014

Recipe | 5 minute Chocolate Brownie in a mug


A slice of rich & dark Brownie is a delight for any chocolate lover, be it a gooey, chewy, fudgy or cakey brownie you just cannot stop with one.Brownie is probably the easiest to make as against baking a cake, bread or any other goody. No waiting time needed for that intimidating yeast to work and flexing muscles for kneading the elastic dough, just mix it and bake it and you are in for a sinful treat.

Nov 8, 2014

Recipe | Quick Pasta in Rice Cooker


When it comes to a quick weekend dinner at home, nothing can beat piping hot delicious Pasta.
I have been cooking Pasta recipes in pan and wok for many years now, but have never had Pasta which tasted so rich and creamy.
On any normal day I first boil Pasta shells in hot water, drain and combine the al dente Pasta with sauce.
I tried the same Pasta recipe in my cool touch Maharaja Whiteline multi-cooker the other day and was blown away by the richness and creaminess of the sauce and the Pasta. Not to mention about the hassle free cooking where I just had to throw all the ingredients in the multi-cooker, sit back and relax for a while till my Pasta is done.
The recipe is a breeze if you have a Harissa sauce or any tomato based dip ready in your refrigerator. 

Oct 18, 2014

A walk down memory lane - My Trip to Udaipur - I




There are many things in life that I wish I could keep with me forever. The memories and days spent at my hometown in Udiapur tops that list.
I had a chance to visit Udaipur last week, which incidentally was my shortest ever trip to my hometown. I started at the wee hours of morning, left my children behind for a week, changed two fights, killed never-ending transit time at airport, and then traveled by road again to finally reach Udaipur late in night.
Yes, I did it all in one day. But I am not complaining.

Aug 30, 2014

Recipe | Three Lentil Fritters or Parippu Vadai


Parippu Vadai or lentil fritter is a perfect tea-time snack and a popular street food In South India. These deep fried crispy delicacies is quite versatile and can be easily adapted to suit the taste buds of any family.
At home my MIL makes a variety of these Vadai and each version outshines the earlier one.
This recipe uses three different lentils.