Homemade Khoya / Khova / Mawa : Step by Step

Milk gives you several by-products with varied consistencies at different stages of boiling - and a variety of sweets or savouries can be made with the resultant products.  Khoya, or Khoa, or Mawa, is basically evaporated milk solids that is prepared by boiling full cream milk over a low flame continuously over an extended period... Continue Reading →


Easy Tawa/Pan Grilled Vegetables & Cheese Sandwich

The process of grilling, along with the flames and the seasoning, works wonders for the flavor of any dish. Caramelizing beautifully, it ups the taste of the said vegetable by several notches. There are some vegetables that take amazingly to grilling - such as sweetcorn, onions, eggplant, squash/zucchini, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms etc.... Continue Reading →

Homemade Multigrain Atta Butter Cookies (a version of the famous Bangalore Benne Biscuit) – using a Pressure Cooker

Anybody who has grown up in Bangalore will fondly remember Iyengar bakeries, and particularly the 'Benne' or butter biscuits, made with all-purpose flour, or maida. These were small, thick, buttery, crumbly cookies that are utterly divine. A trip to any bakery in my childhood would not be complete without bringing home the quintessential vegetable puffs,... Continue Reading →

Corn Capsicum Masala

Hi Everyone! 🙂 I'm Sathya! You guys must know me as Nithya's sister - I'm not new to this blog, and i've already written a post here (Veg Pizza). I'm taking over this blog for a while just so that we can fill in for each other when busy, so you as readers won't see... Continue Reading →

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