Mango Mastani

Mastani was the beautiful and brave wife of Peshwa BajiRao, the general of the Maratha Empire in India. Baji Rao served as the Prime Minister of the Maratha king from 1720-1740. Mastani was his second wife and a woman not only known for her exquisite beauty but also for her expertise in arts,literature and warfare. It…

Mango Payasam and Picking Up the Pieces

A few days back,we woke up in the middle of the night to a loud crashing sound.For a few moments I just sat on the bed wondering what might have happened.We didn’t know where exactly the sound came from.It was from inside the house,that was for sure.While I was shivering with the thought of an…

Strawberry and Orange Sorbet- A Royal Palate Cleanser

Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers. The relics of their glorious rule can still be seen all…

Penne Pineapple Apple Penne – PPAP Dessert

I have a Penne! I have a Apple!  Uh! Apple Penne! I have a Penne!  I have a Pineapple!  Uh! Pineapple Penne! I have a Penne Pineapple Apple Penne! All those who have seen this hilarious viral video know I have not gone crazy. Every other person around me is humming the PPAP song.It has been…

Icecream Dome Cake

      There’s nothing that beats chilled icecream desserts on hot summer days especially when you don’t have to spend time in the kitchen. If you are bored of serving scoops of icecream or sundaes,try something different. Try making an Icecream dome cake with your favorite flavors. You can be innovative with this dessert. I have…

Strawberry Tiramisu

  There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace – Lisa Whelchel Every friendship is special but the friendships made in our childhood are closest to our heart. Aren’t they? There is an amazing level of comfort and understanding having literally grown up together.Sharing lunches and secrets,dreading some strict teachers and loving some…

Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread and a resolution checklist

Yesterday my daughter read out a joke on Neil Armstrong from the internet…. ‘Neil Armstrong was the first human being on the moon.Neil A spelt backwards is Alien. So did we send Neil Armstrong to the moon or back to the moon’  🙂   That reminds me,most of us have made our resolutions for 2016 by now….

Chocolate Mousse – A Classic French Dessert

  Goofs and gaffes are a part of  life. We all make mistakes. Some are small enough to be rectified, some leave us embarrassed and some others are so shocking that they shatter some one’s dreams. What happened in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant was appalling- a major goof up which left a bad taste…

Shimmery Wiggly Mango Pudding

What’s a party without some glimmer and shimmer. Just add some sparkle and shine to your delicious food and set the festive mood going. Holidays mean parties, get togethers and visits from family and friends. How about making these velvety smooth and luscious mini mango puddings for your family and friends. Smear  them with edible glitter and your…

Apple Roses and a Persimmon Rose too – a leaf from my Vegan day 3

  Our friendly neighborhood food blogs are so full of deliciously interesting and decadent recipes spinning their magic on the web that we can’t resist not trying them.Thankfully for the bookmark bar they are safely stowed away until we get the time to don our aprons and churn out these beauties in our kitchens.And my deposit vault is…

Mexican Churros (fried and baked) and my Churro song

                    My Churro Song Rushing to that corner shop Giggling all the way Pushing open the glass door Breathing in the air Wafting smells of coffee and churros I remember till this day. Scrambling to catch the corner seats While some friends bring the tray. Chatting over steaming…