Naked Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting {And A Coffee Surprise}

I brought my mom’s tiny 5-inch cake pan with me on my last visit home. Yep, I don’t buy stuff, I lift them from mommy dearest! Since then, I’ve wanted to make a tiny Thumbelina sized cake in it. It … Continue reading

Angoor Ka Sharbat {Red Grape Juice Concentrate}

Sharbat (not to be confused with sorbet, a frozen fruit based dessert) is a Persian influenced soft drink concentrate popular in and around the Indian sub-continent. It is said that the Mughal emperors got ice shipped to their palaces from … Continue reading

Tofu In A Chili-Garlic Sauce {Served Over Crispy Noodles}

I just love Chinese, not the sweet American-Chinese (which is just weird, IMO), but the spicy Chinese and Indo-Chinese cuisine. I’ve also come to love tofu over the past year. The best tofu I’ve had was at a local Chinese … Continue reading

Homemade Spicy Red Chili & Garlic Sauce

If you love Chinese or Indo-Chinese cuisine, some kind of chili sauce is a must in your pantry. I made some of my own, but I must warn you, it is one spicy, firecracker sauce! It has the burning, lingering … Continue reading

Watermelon Milkshake Granita

Yep, another frozen treat post. This just might be the last one of the season, I promise! I wanted to make watermelon popsicles, then decided upon granita at the very last minute. I have a cantaloupe and honey granita recipe … Continue reading

Healthier Banana Malpua {Indian Pancakes Drenched In Sugar Syrup}

I bring you a lovely Indian-inspired dessert in honor of India’s 68th Independence Day on the 15th. It is a beautiful Indian tradition to have something sweet on any auspicious occasion, so if you are looking for something unique to … Continue reading

Oat Flour Apple Muffins

There is this whole world of healthy and alternative food recipes out there which espouses the virtue of getting rid of processed food and food ingredients. There are any number of products to take their place – quinoa, chia seeds, … Continue reading

Chicken Kofta Curry (Meatballs In A Delicate Indian Curry)

Kofta/kofte are fried meat or vegetable balls which are then dunked in a smooth tomato based curry/sauce. I am pretty sure I don’t need to “sell” this recipe to you. Meatballs are comfort food in any cuisine all over the … Continue reading