Is it still allowed to wish someone a Happy New Year because "technically" the year is not exactly new anymore. But since we are still holding on to the first month of the year by its tail let me just go ahead and send you all my warm and...
Does it often happen to you that sometimes you are so used to making a certain recipe and pay so much attention to its simplicity that you forget how important it is and hence do not fail to give it the importance it deserves? Only a few days back...
Answers would be in the head but I couldn't write them faster on the paper to be able to get out of that hot and stuffy examination hall. Sweat would trickle down my back, breathing would get heavy and the desperation to finish writing the last paper of my...
Last few days have been a lot of work, to put it mildly. Started with the butterfly being sick and out of school for more than a couple days and then it was the little one's turn. Severe cough, cold and congestion. It's terrible when the baby falls sick....
This recipe was supposed to come last week, days before I boarded that plane, flew across the ocean and came home. Though years after leaving this country I am now not sure which country really is my home. The world we created as a little family comes to mind...

Indian Espresso

Ingredients: Serves 2 2 cups milk (steamed) approx. 2tsp water 2 tablespoon instant coffee 2 tablespoon sugar Method: Mix sugar, instant coffee and 1 teaspoon of water in a mug. Using a spoon, whisk until the coffee mixture is light and creamy. Add more water if the mixture gets too stiff. A couple drops at...
Ingredients: 2 cups red onions (thinly sliced) 3/4 cups coarse laddu besan (chickpea flour) 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) 1-2 thai green chili (minced) Salt to taste Oil for deep frying Method: In a large mixing bowl bring together onion, salt, cilantro and chili. Add besan. With a heavy hand bind everything together. Add approx 1/4 cup to...
After missing a flight, then running almost a half marathon across the airport and juggling with a hungry and sleep deprived toddler, we finally managed to land at the opposite end of the country! Sending a warm hello from a windy and chilly California! We are visiting San Francisco,...
“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too.” --Gladys Taber Isn't that a beautiful quote? I read this quote on Deeba's blog a while...
Nimki is a popular savory pre-make snack from the bylanes of Uttar Pradesh. Nimki comes in many flavors and forms. In many homes, it is shaped like a diamond and called namak para, while in many others it is neatly folded into a layered triangle. Whatever be the shape,...
This post was supposed to come on Monday before Diwali and for the Food Day. I support Meatless Monday so this was going to be my contribution to the website for the Food Day celebration. But then I pulled a back muscle real nice and landed on the bed....

Apple Halwa

Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared on occasion or festive .Most types of halwa are relatively dense sweetened with sugar.Various type of halwa prepared using Flour,lentil,Vegetables ,nuts & fruits .I am sharing a fruit based halwa "Apple Halwa".it’s a really delicious using an apple,ghee ,sugar,Cardamom powder ,Saffron & nuts. Ingredients: Apple...