Spicy Banana Blossoms

The banana tree is extremely versatile and most parts of it are used in Indian cooking in one way or the other. The leaves are used as plates to eat on, and of course the fruit is one of the most favorite parts of the plant. Banana Blossoms are used frequently in south Indian food…

Zebras and Leopards

I’ve been wanting to try making a Zebra Cake for the longest time. And then I tried it. And then I tried it again. And then again. And again. FOUR times!! Each time, something went wrong – when I fixed that, something else went wrong. And I now know the entire recipe in my head!…

Simple Fried Rice

When my dear friend, DK, announced that China was the destination for this month’s AWED, I really didn’t know what I could contribute. I’ve tried very hard to replicate Chinese flavors at home, without much success – it always seems to require ingredients that I end up substituting, and then it just never tastes the…

Yogurt Cake with Berries

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for a very long time. When I was doing a bit of “spring cleaning” yesterday, I found this and almost sprinted to the kitchen, wondering why I hadn’t bothered to make it all this while. Its one recipe where you will almost definitely have all the ingredients on hand and…

Doubly Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another lovely challenge from the Sweet and Simple Bakes team, Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies. This was my first time baking cookies (yes! I’m a complete novice baker!), and this was just the thing to get me going in the cookie category. I must first congratulate the S+SB team, Rosie and Maria, who are doing a…