Pav bhaji
Snacks What's cooking

Pav Bhaji

This post is updated with better pictures and some extra tips on the recipe Usually a significant part of my summer is spent in my hometown of Mumbai with my parents and eating a year’s worth of Mumbai’s street food within a week. Since this summer turned out the way it did, I simply had …

Rava idli served with coconut and coriander chutneys
Breakfast What's cooking

Rava Idli

Rava idli is not something I would usually write about. But it is one of my favorite breakfast dishes and I make it so often. In fact the first dish I think of when I see a jar of rava or semolina is to make idli. The soft texture of the idli with a slight bite aided by a fluffy feel as it melts into your mouth is what breakfast is all about.

Sauces

Chunky Marinara Sauce

The most popular sauce or side for bread is marinara sauce and it works best with everyone’s favorite bread-Pizza! I realised I have not posted about my chunky marinara sauce as yet on my blog and this is as good a time as any to remedy that. It stays good in the refrigerator up to …

Dips & Chutneys

Mango Shrikhand

This mango shrikhand is a lovely side to the varied flatbreads we make. As delicious as breads are, most people don’t like to eat them as is. We need some accompaniment to go with them. Since it is summer a mango side is the need of the hour. I chanced upon some delicious juicy alphonso …

Other Bakes What's cooking

Potato Skins

These potato skins saved me from messing up this theme of USA cuisine. I originally planned on a s’mores mug cake which fell through. So I fell back on potatoes which is the ultimate saviour as also very American. The daughter loves it and that is a huge benefit. I also figured I could to …

Sourdough Breads

Rewena Paraoa

Rewena bread is a traditional Maori potato sourdough bread, known as Rewena Paraoa. The Maori are indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Paraoa is the Maori word for bread. The word rewena comes from the root word ‘rewa’, which is a potato. Rewena bread is made with fermented potato instead of yeast, which gives the …