Kesar-Pista Kulfi (Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Makes: 12)

I have been a Kulfi fan since childhood. Summer afternoons used to turn melodious with the ‘tan tan tan’ (bell) of the Kulfiwala on his bicycle. All the kids in the neighborhood, would break free from the afternoon house arrest, and shout -” Kulfiwale bhaiyyaaaaaaa… ruknaaaa!” (urging the ice-cream vendor to stop).I remember a basic Kulfi…

Candy Cookies (Preparation Time: 45 Minutes; Makes: 30-35)

It’s amazing how good friends can lift the spirits and make one feel at home even in a foreign land. Just a few days back, on Holi, I was sad on being thousands of miles away from the family. But the fun in the past two days more than compensated for the sadness. First it was baking…

Chocolate Fudge Brownies (Preparation Time: 60 minutes; Serves 3-4)

I love brownies! So much so, that my appetite for it is insatiable, I could have them for breakfast, post lunch/dinner OR on the go. Brownies are seductive and addictive, both at the same time. I could never figure why certain brownies were more chewy and gooey than the others…until I discovered the fudge brownies….

Blueberry Muffins (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves 3-4)

Christmas is magical!  White and red never look so colorful….no other time of the year makes you want to listen to Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the Way.. a thousand time over, and then just once more…..every Christmas tree looks prettier than the other one you saw just five minutes ago…..you can always spot…

Gulab Jamun (Makes:20-25 balls; Preparation Time: 1.5 hours)

Oh Diwali….the non-stop rat-a-tat of the firecrackers….the nip of the descending winter….the stiff starch of the brand new clothes….the flicker of a hundred lamps and…and the air heavy with the mouth watering aroma of the hot sweets….Oh Diwali….The most beautiful night of the year! Make this Diwali truly memorable….try making Gulab Jamuns at home…..may your…

Makhane Ki Kheer (Serves: Two, Preparation Time: 30 minutes)

In my growing up days, the variety of ‘fast’ special food used to get me super excited…lots of unusual sweets and savories…..munching continued all day long and  eventually culminated into some puja, for Janmashtami or Navratri. Otherwise fasting had no religious significance for me.  Funny enough, fasts and food are oxymoron but most North Indian actually celebrate…

Eggless Cake (Preparation Time:1 hour 10 minutes)

Most of us believe that egg-less cakes are not yummy and spongy. I can assure you that this recipe change will change that  point of  view.  There are several reasons to try this one Simple ingredients, easily available at home Egg free, hence vegans and those allergic can enjoy too Does not use condensed milk…