Almond Flavored Creamy Rice Pudding

I love browsing  specialty food or grocery stores. There is a Mediterranean one we especially love to frequent. My favorite discoveries so far include labneh, za’atar, sumac, different kinds of flat breads and a variety of flavored syrups. Our favorite … Continue reading

Easy Dessert: Carrot Barfi (Soft Carrot Bars) – Guest Blogging At The Spice Adventuress

Just popping in to let you know that I am guest blogging at Dhanya’s space, The Spice Adventuress today. She has amazing recipes, Indian and from around the world, all executed with lovely twists and variations. When Dhanya asked me … Continue reading

Eggless Vanilla And Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

This is my first ever marble cake. That is odd, considering how my mom usually bakes marble cakes. She mixes up a basic vanilla cake with a bit of cocoa powder mixed in the batter towards the end for the … Continue reading

Vegetable Lo Mein

A lo mein is one of those immensely satisfying yet super simple recipes out there. And when you add a medley of colorful seasonal vegetables, you can be assured it is healthy too. I always try out different combinations of … Continue reading

Spicy & Tangy Kerala Fish Curry (Fish In Tamarind & Coconut Milk Sauce)

Coming from a part of India teeming with fresh catch from the sea throughout the year, we were initially appalled at the lackluster selection of fresh seafood in our Texan city. Obviously it has something to do with the place … Continue reading

Toblerone Crusted Chocolate Layer Cake With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

You may remember this post where I shared my experiences with a new chocolate cake recipe. This time, I followed the original recipe without any major modifications, greased and lined the pan properly and ended up with two perfect layers … Continue reading

Ven Pongal And Masala Vadai (South Indian Rice Dish And Spicy Lentil Fritters)

Is there any particular dish that you abhorred in your childhood, but have found a new appreciation for later on? Well, tell me about it. I have a long list of such foods. Ven pongal is one. It is a … Continue reading

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