Yellu Dosai | Sesame Seeds Dosa

This simple, tasty and easy dosai is a special one for me. It is my mother’s favorite dish and probably the only one she made for herself exclusively. I remember there were days when my brother and I would want to order in and dad was having dinner out or the rare days when mom…

Spicy Honey Dip

When I signed up for this month’s Blogging Marathon and picked this theme of ‘Condiments’, my first plan was to finally make and post the ‘Dukkah’, an Egyptian spice blend that is used as a dip along with with olive oil for bread. But then I swayed towards hung curds and have been immersed in…

Carrot Salad

This is another easy and simple salad. Carrots are a salad regular and I usually make it South Indian style. This recipe from the book, Diva Green, had a different flavour combination for the ubiquitous carrot. The mint, sesame seeds, honey and lemon juice make a beautiful team to enhance this simple salad to the…

Nan E-Barbari

This bread marks a milestone in my baking life. I bought the book ‘Hot Bread Kitchen’ just by looking at this bread on the cover almost a year ago. Ever since I would glance at it every once in a while and sweep my hands over the images trying to feel the texture of the bread…

Montreal Bagel

We have touched the half way mark today in this mega marathon with 13 bakes done and another 13 to go. It is turning out to be a crazy, chaotic, enthralling and breathtaking adventure. For a long time, I was sure of baking Massa Sovada, the sweet bread from Portugal for today. But, as I dwelt…

Sesame seeds Chikki

    It feels awesome to be back after a break, albeit a short one. Chikki is a delight in many ways – it’s very easy and quick to make, it’s very healthy and nutritious and to top it all it is simply awesome to eat.  Having lived in Mumbai, I have had more than my…

Molaga Podi | Idli Gunpowder

I made quite a few new year resolutions with regard to my cooking. So each day of this first week of Blogging Marathon, my dish will be a small little step towards one of my resolutions. I was deeply impressed by the book, ‘Cooked’ by Michael Pollan. Amongst the many arguments he made, one that…

Rosemary and Sesame seeds Sunflower Bread

Now here is another bread…finally I am justifying the name of my blog! Yay! As I said before, make the dough using the standard bread recipe. After Step 8, divide the dough into 4 parts in increasing sizes. Take the largest piece of the dough and roll it into a round shape like a roti. Cut…

Orange Sesame Seed Tea Cake

I saw this recipe this morning and I just had to make it. A small issue I faced was I neither had lemons nor poppy seeds but the bread had to be baked. So I replaced lemons with orange and poppy seeds with sesame seeds and I was ready! I did turn out quite good though it…