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easy, events, Indian breads, microwave foods, sweets/desserts

Lauki/doodhi/bottlegourd paratha and microwave lauki kheer – bottle gourd recipes


I was never too fond of bottlegourd until I tasted the parathas our Maharashtrian friend made for us one evening. It is a regular thing at my place now. It tastes delicious, easy to make, less time consuming and taken with spicy curds/raitha. Doodhi/lauki /bottlegourd paratha – Kheer with bottlegourd?? yes …indeed..I saw this recipe in Tarla dalal’s book on microwave cooking. And made this in the microwave. It was creamy and delicious, a hit at my place. Microwave Doodhi kheer- Both this dishes goes to VoW bottlegourd , a monthly event hosted by Pooja of My creative ideas.

cakes and bakes, cookies, easy, events

Ultimate double chocolate cookies recipe


I began my baking adventures very recently. And just a month back when two wonderful bakers have started a blog Sweet and simple bakes where they have shared lot of things on baking which is very useful for people like me who are new to baking. I could not make flapjacks last month which was their challenge for the last month. But I did not want to miss it this month. This month , it was turn to make lovely cookies. I followed the recipe they have mentioned here. I added very little cocoa powder, so the colour of my…

cakes, cakes and bakes, easy, wheat

Wheat cake recipe – totally indian


I am a grass , or am I a cereal or a grainI am everywhere and in almost all the foods you eat.My whole being used in many ways without restrain I offer you something which is so hard to beatI am as old as you can think of me to beThought to be originated from the land of camelsI am breakfast, lunch and dinner for all to seeOr be it desserts from cakes , pies to caramelsI am famous all over the world from east to westAs breads, flatbreads , cookies to muffinsI am v healthy and like a…


Meeting up with fellow bloggers in Singapore!!!


The planning for the meeting with fellow bloggers had been going on for a long time. Lakshmi had asked me long time ago whether I would come for it. I had agreed, but with other schedules planned , I was not sure I could. I am glad I could make it. Because we met as bloggers , but returned as friends. Lakshmi has always been forward in these social activities and I would like to thank her for it. She has always helped me in blogging activities ,especially when I had started blogging. Myself, Lakshmi, Priyanka,Vani and Priya met at…

coconut, easy, festive food, Indian breads, sweets/desserts

Sweet paratha with coconut filling – easy indian dessert recipe


I made this sweet parathas just for the blog events going on now. I came up with the idea after some googling and putting together 3 events . But whatever, my hubby just loved them. He was a bit disappointed as I had made only a few parathas. But wanted me to make this one frequently. So this lovely parathas goes to the following events- 1) Roti mela hosted by Srivalli 2)Sweet series by Mythreyee( this month being puran poli or sweet chapatis and rotis) 3)AFAM coconut hosted by Suganya.

brinjal, Chutneys/dips/side dishes, events, international cuisines

Baba ghanouj- Middle eastern eggplant dip recipe


I found this recipe in Tarla dalal’s recipe book when I was looking for something else. The lebanese cuisine does not restrict itself to just “hummus”. This delicious dip made with eggplant with other seasonings such as sesame, garlic etc is very much a part of middle eastern cuisine. It is usually eaten with pita bread. It tasted really good. And I feel , people who hate eggplant can try making it this way. They may like it as the seasonings give a very different flavour to the eggplant. This tasty dip is my entry for A Worldly Epicurean’s Delight…

cakes, cakes and bakes, easy, persimmon

Persimmon puree cake recipe


This is the first time I bought persimmons. First I thought they were tomatoes. But what were they doing in the exotic fruits section?I liked its deep orange colour and wanted to taste them. Then I googled to find about this fruit and came to know lot about them. And they could be eaten in raw or cooked form too. They are used in pies ,cakes, puddings etc. So I baked a cake with this fruit. And it tasted so good. Here’s the recipe for it.