Rava Idli

    Usually when I think about blogging a recipe it’s usually for a preset theme or something I find new and exotic. I rarely blog about items I make on a weekly basis or dishes that I don’t need a recipe but go mostly by muscle memory.  I didn’t have anything to blog for the…

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Cocoa Banana Mug Cake

  I am sure overripe bananas are an issue of national concern. I mean, if I was still in India I would have blamed Modi for it and returned the picture book I received in kindergarten for best handwriting.  But thankfully the situation is not as bad. There are mug cakes to the rescue. If…

Red Velvet Mug Cake

    This mug treat is getting quite addictive. I have to admit I never used the microwave oven much except the occasional reheating of leftovers. But ever since I picked this mug treat theme for the Blogging Marathon, I have been having fun with my microwave. Not to mention that the daughter loves it.  So…

Sprouts with Beetroot

    I picked this lovely book – The Accidental Vegetarian by Simon Rimmer. The title intrigued me to an extent and I could relate to it because I consider myself a default vegetarian.  One issue I have is that I don’t get all ingredients here and so I keep trying to make a best case…

Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake 

  I am not a frequent mug cake person. I picked this theme for the Blogging Marathon this month  to explore this further. So I have been making 2-3 mug cakes every week now and the daughter is happily used to it. Nowadays she points to the oven and goes – “Amma, suthi suthi” (round…

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter #BreadBakers

I have wanted to join a bread blog group for a long time now. Finally I found it. Yay! This is my first post for the Bread Bakers group. The theme for the month is Fall Breads. Though there is no Fall from where I come from, I stay in a country where the entire…

Pasta alla Norma 

    The husband is so fixated on white sauce pastas that I hardly get a chance to try the others. Even when we eat out he refuses to try pesto or arabitta. So I was delighted when I chanced upon this dish.  Pasta Alla Norma is originally from Sicily, Italy. It derives its name from…

Baked Pisto with Eggs

    Today is the second day in the ‘Do the eggplant’ series as part of the Blogging Marathon. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the husband has been throwing more tantrums than my daughter when it came to eggplants. But he loved the baked eggplant with Parmesan. So at least I have one go-to dish…

Baked eggplant with Parmesan 

I have always had a turbulent relationship with the eggplant. Earlier I used to simply hate eating it while my mother made umpteen efforts to somehow get it down my throat. When I got married I had to get used to them because the husband loves eggplant. I have found that it is easier to…