Corn Capsicum Masala

Hi Everyone! πŸ™‚ 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…

Easy Biscuit – Dark Chocolate – Dairy Milk Caramello Truffles

These truffles come together in a pinch. They’re really, really easy to make, and don’t contain any complicated methods or crazy combination of ingredients. I made these for a colleague and friend’s farewell at office, and it received rave reviews πŸ˜€ I’d taken exactly 6 of them, wondering how they’d receive it. I needn’t have…

Fried Fruit Pies filled with Cranberry & Blackberry Orange Jam

Hello!   For people who know DH, he’s generally very calm and collected about things. And when I say things, I also mean in his reaction to food. Its really rare that I’ve seen him enthusiastically appreciate food and ask for more. The most superlative acknowledgement coming from him so far has been ‘its good’;…

Homemade Veg Pizza

Hello! This is a guest post from my sister Sathya – who has also been bitten by the culinary bug like me πŸ˜€ My sister is my partner in crime – we discuss recipes, cookery shows, restaurants, flavour combinations and such things endlessly. Although we’ve been in different cities after I got married – and…

Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Hello !   This is my first ever try at making pannacotta. My interest in making this Italian dessert stems from watching Masterchef Australia, where contestants put up endless varieties of Β lip-smacking pannacotta in beautiful shapes and sizes of glasses. My only problem – being a vegetarian, I was reluctant to use animal gelatine. So…

Of Birthday Dinners & Blog Revivals

There are two parts to this post as you can gauge from the title: Birthday Dinner & Blog Revival. I’ll tackle the blog revival first, as thats the less interesting of the two. I started my blog two years ago. Posted regularly. Life got in the way. I am reviving my blog again today. Now…

Mango Thokku (Grated Raw Mango Pickle)

Summer means mangoes. I like mangoes of all kinds, all colours and all shapes from all states πŸ˜€ Although a ripe orange-yellow mango is the most sought after, the humble raw mango is no less in terms of taste and its contribution to the repertoire of finger-licking dishes. The beaches in Chennai are filled with…

Dinner in a Bowl – Minestrone Soup

This soup is a winter staple. It is light, but incredibly satisfying. It warms you from inside, and is lovely especially when you have caught a cold, or when its cold outside J I have had this soup frequently during my Masters days in the UK. It stores well in the fridge, and is flexible…

Red Bell Pepper (Capsicum) Chutney

This is a slightly unusual, but extremely tasty chutney. It breaks the monotony of having the usual coconut/tomato/onion chutneys with South indian breakfast mains like idly, dosa, upma etc. This chutney is delicious and versatile in that it has a variety of uses. Add some cream, oregano, pepper and use it as a pasta sauce,…