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Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Vanilla Panna Cotta is a dessert you want to make for your boy friend or girl friend when you don’t even know the K of Cooking!(there ain’t no K in cooking you dumb!)but really…All you need to do is boil some cream..That’s the extent of cooking involved in this recipe.So if you can figure out how to get that stove on and empty out a carton of cream in the pan then you can make this recipe. This is not to say it’s not sophisticated.It is an extremely dreamy dessert ,served in highly priced Michelin star restaurants around the world but it is very simple to make luscious dessert that requires very little time and even lesser skill to make..it’s …

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5 Healthy Cookie Recipes

Rounding up of 5 Healthy Cookies your family will love! These are made with the goodness of whole grains and unrefined sugars such as jaggery and dates.   1. Healthy Buckwheat Cookies   The first healthy cookies recipe I want to share is-Chocolate buckwheat cookies. I have made this recipe only about 20 times in just the past 1 month..for friends,family and as return gifts for my baby’s first birthday. The buckwheat flour gives these cookies a nutty taste but if you can’t find buckwheat flour(also called as Kuttu Ka Aata in India) feel free to replace with normal Wheat flour used to make rotis instead.   Stay in touch with me on Instagram and Facebook 2. Double Chocolate Chip Ragi …

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

There is a funny back story to these Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups… I and my husband once had a tiff at an airport.I wanted to stop and buy some Reese Peanut Butter Cups but he didn’t want to stop cause we were very late and at an unfamiliar airport.But I was in a pig-headed mode and adamant cause you don’t get these in India,I couldn’t care less about the fact that we already had tonnes of chocolate in our bags or the fact that we could potentially miss our flight home or at the least might have to run lugging up the baby and allot the gate.I forget which airport this was but it was one with those with …

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Healthy Buckwheat Cookies

Healthy and Refined flour free Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Cookies

Nowadays I am all about them cookies! And if they are healthy then sign me up for a trial please!!Today I have for you Chocolate Chip Buckwheat cookies. These cookies along with my Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies are my goto recipes for healthy everyday cookies. So what is Buckwheat?What is buckwheat flour made of? Does it sound fancy and super healthy to you?Like this amazing cure all flour that’s been touted by all those sophisticated gourmands and health gurus?That’s suddenly become so popular that you go in search for it in speciality stores and buy it only to google it and see that’s its Kuttu ka aata that your mom and grandparents have been eating all their lives?You …

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Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake

This cake was one of the first cakes I ever baked and it holds a special cozy little place very close to my heart.I have made it on countless occasions, when I am feeling sad, when I am feeling extra happy, when I am celebrating a special day and also when I don’t have the time and patience for elaborate recipes but I want something AAAMmmazing! It’s my fall back recipe for balmy endless days when chocolate cravings clench your heart till you don’t eat something dark, decadent and melty.Yeah Those Days I know! It’s also the cake I made when my Son turned 1 month old.Which speaks volume in itself cause I didn’t have the time or brain space …

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Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Buttery Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Have you been hypnotised with those cookie being adorned with icing on Instagram? As if those cute little edible snowflakes cookies aren’t pretty enough they are buffed, painted and brushed with gold dust to make them look more an ornament than a cookie.I would never eat such pretty cookie!okay who am I kidding..I will definitely eat those pretty cookies. Seeing all those videos I ordered myself a bunch of cookie cutters last year and kept on adding to my stash till my husband discovered my secret cookie cutter hiding place and decreed that I cant buy speciality cutters any more.agghhh.Life is tough! So here I am with a zillion cookie cutters and a ban on buying any further and I …

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Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

How I wish I could twist and turn the words and sound all funny like MrsFunnyBones.She is my all time favourite Indian writer.Her wit and sarcasm has no comparison in my literary world.Though I confess that my literary world isn’t that wide cause though I might have read quite a few books(in my time) they were mostly junk about some stupid Viking or a Rodeo.Maybe then I would have had better luck describing these Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins. How I wish I had held the hand(figuratively off course!) of Salman Rushdie instead of Johanna Lindsay,then I would have sounded way more witty on this blog then my current wordless state. Putting aside my lack of writing skills today I present to …

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Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies.The name is almost a conundrum right? It should instead be nutritious Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies. Why do I say its Nutritious?Because it has -Ragi(Finger Millet) and Whole Wheat flour* instead of Refined Flour(Maida) -Jaggery Instead of Refined Sugar Added Bonus-These are Eggfree and take 15 minutes to put together including the time taken for baking.   What is Ragi / Finger Millet? Ragi is a millet which has been touted as the super grain of india when infant its a very ancient grain which has been cultivated from centuries.It is quite a staple in the southern part of India.Its used extensively in Karnataka in making dosas, flatbreads and Muddes(ragi balls) along with sambhar …

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

These oh these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!! Life saviours,mood lifters, super healthy Peanut Butter Cookies that I made while my baby was napping.To say these lifted my mood is selling  them short actually! These little bundles of chocolate and peanut butter right every wrong in the world.They take your from bleh to Wohooo!They are flour less, gluten free, dairy free and Child(baby) friendly. These cookies are super simple.Ideal if you are looking to cook with your kids and can also be made baby friendly by substituting brown sugar with jaggery or leaving it out all together and increasing the peanut butter and oats in equal proportions(.i.e. 1/8 cup more peanut butter and oats). The mixing is a breeze, the baking is …

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Healthy Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Healthy Self saucing Chocolate and Oats Gluten Free Pudding

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding is such a hypnotic name for a dish that it will creep in your sub conscious and tugs at your heart strings till you end up sleepwalking to the kitchen and making it. At least thats what happened to me..Thought It was 10 in the morning when I made this but I was utterly sleep deprived and needed a chocolate hug very badly. I read this recipe for Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding somewhere and ended up muddling the proportions(I did make note of it though) and ingredients and to my utter delight this is what came out of the oven.A chocolate pudding mixed together in my mixie jar which literally envelopes you in a warm comforting cloud …

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Healthy Yogurt Fruit Popsicle

Healthy Yogurt Popsickles

This is not really a recipe but more epiphany.We Indians love our yogurt with our khichadi, as curd rice, as tenderising agent in most non vegetarian curries, in Kadhis, as Mishti Doi but this is something we didn’t think off. I remember as a kid we used to make popsicles out of Rasna…well this is that but with yogurt. There are two ways you can do it. For the Lazy Buy flavoured yogurt and freeze it in Popsicle molds.Stick some fruits in and wait for 12 hours. Next day you can enjoy your own popsickle! For the Enterprising Puree your favourite fruit..mix with yogurt and put it in Popsicle molds and freeze.I like to also put some chunks of fruit as …

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Cherry & Orange Pound Cake

Cherry & Orange Pound Cake

Cherry & Orange Pound Cake is one of the most viewed cake recipe on this blog.This and the Moist Quinoa Chocolate Cake probably make up for 20 % of the visitors on this site and I cant tell you how grateful I am of the amazing response from all my readers on this one. As is the moniker Cherry & Orange Pound Cake has moist red maraschino cherries which are available all through the year and some tangy Orange Juice. Ideally a pound cake is suppose to have a pound each of sugar, flour,eggs and butter but we have evolved the recipe since then to get a lighter and better butter crumb. This recipe is inspired from the the traditional pound cake recipe …

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Eggless Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse a Cotta

My obsession, my infatuation the one thing I am pigging out on today-Eggless Dark Chocolate Mousse Have you ever had a hankering for dark chocolate which you curbed cause “diet” and then the next day it’s still there nagging you endlessly?Forcing you to do something quickly about it or things will get out of hand? This is the answer to one of those yearnings. This recipe for Eggless Dark Chocolate Mousse is from passionateaboutbaking.com and is a sure shot winner. It’s dark,indulgent and absolutely melting in mouth spirit lifting chocolate dessert. If you have had a bad day then this is the answer.. If you are pmsing then this is the answer! If you are tired then this is the answer.. …

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Saffron Cardamom Milk Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

Saffron Cardamom Cake

I am overwhelmed with the kind comments and encouragements I have received for this Saffron Cardamom Cake on my Instagram account in a matter of few minutes.You guys are the best! If you have been following me ,then you know that I have been celebrating my son’s monthly milestones by baking a special cake, every month.I spend countless hours every month researching for the perfect recipe to make a special cake for him.(which he can’t really eat but you get the drift!) This month’s two shortlisted cakes were a Chocolate spice cake and an Indian fusion Saffron Cardamom Cake.Though I did make the chocolate spice cake for our Diwali party, i couldn’t click any pictures.It was very decadently dark ,rich ,chocolatey …

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Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

I asked my husband to hide this Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake away from me! Usually I give away a lot of cake to neighbours ,friends and people working in and around the apartment.I did pack this one too in a nice box to give it away but I think subconsciously I didn’t want to part with it! The lemon and cranberry lends sour notes to this buttery pound cake.The texture is rich and crumbly at the same time. From experience this cake gets better with days.I made it on a Friday and on Monday(day 4) this cake was even better than when I first took it out of the oven. I have adapted the recipe of  Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe …

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Chocolate Poached Pear Frangipane Tart

It feels like I have grown leaps and bounds in the past one year.Not just because I have become a mother..That is the biggest part of it but also how much I have learnt and discovered about food. This Poached Pear Frangipane Tart is the best example of how far I have come in my food journey since I started this blog. Here is my old post of a Pear Frangipane Tart and the difference between the two couldn’t be any further apart.The most stark is the photography.There is no major change in the equipment I am using now but the change is in the time I now invest in learning about photography.Cant say I am a Pro at it …

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Coconut Cake with Banana Curd

Coconut Jaggery Cake with Banana Curd

I made a Coconut Cake with Banana Curd for my baby’s 7 month milestone celebration! I have been getting a lot of pats on my back along with some oh my god she is so jobless to and astonished and awestruck comments from people on the monthly cakes I have been making for baby Vansh’s milestones. A fair disclaimer here-These cakes are more for me than him cause he can’t really eat them.(Hence the extra 10 pounds that I have gained over and above my pregnancy weight! )He is more of a smoke screen here..giving me a reason to bake so many cakes cause otherwise it’s just me and my husband and our birthdays come only once a year.:D So …

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Homemade No Knead Cinnamon Buns

Homemade Cinnamon Buns with Sugar Glaze

Don’t make these Homemade No Knead Cinnamon Buns..don’t ever make these especially when you have guests..cause you can’t give them to anyone..not your partner and not even your children..but if you do have to make them double the recipe and make one pan just for yourself and the rest for others…Cause these are that gooddddd…and addictive! They are so good that your rotten day would suddenly turn musical…your children who have been nagging or irritating you nonstop would suddenly look cute!Love would just suddenly germinate..almost instantly after eating these! Okay i am not exaggerating!This is based on pure experience.All of the above happened to me after eating these amazingly yummy treats! But there are a few things you have to …

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