Grated Amla (Nellikayi) Murabba

Murabba means sweetened fruit preserve and Amla Murabba is a favorite of many Indians including yours truly. All through the years we lived in the US, quite often I lamented over the unavailability of fresh gooseberries. Frozen ones never really counted for me.

So, when we moved to India almost 9 months back (the reason I have been missing from this space for all this while!), one of the things that I had to catch up on was savoring local produce from the market, to make up for all that I had missed over so many years. Continue reading

Banana Coconut Saffron Muffins

banana saffron cardamom muffins

I started baking for the very first time around the same time I began to blog. As I didn’t see myself using eggs in baking, bananas were the default substitute in my egg-less baking adventures and experiments. Since then, I must have baked banana based cakes and loaves god-knows-how-many times. I feel forever thankful to the humble banana for ushering me into the wonderland of baking.

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Eggless Whole Wheat Prune Cake

Prune Cake

Cake is for life not just for birthdays.

I read this somewhere and feel it is true. Sometimes, we don’t need any excuse to eat cake. No special occasions needed. Baking cake in itself feels like a celebration of life. Isn’t it?

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Sprouted Mung and Pomegranate Salad + Magazine subscriptions {10} GIVEAWAY

Sprouted Mung and Pomegranate Salad with grated coconut and Pink salt

mung sprouts pom salad

I know. The entire blogging world is displaying cakes, cookies and desserts of the best kinds and here I chose to speak about a salad, right? But lately, this is what I have been making a lot of, thanks to pomegranates being available in the stores in truck loads. Besides, Mr. K (that’s one of his endearments) loves when I pack this salad for his lunch. Handy lunch according to him, along with a bottle of protein shake to wash it down with. BTW, quite a many years back, this salad was on my wedding menu as well. That’s a food memory story I promise to share another day.

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Cranberry Thokku

Savory Cranberry relish, South Indian style

cranberry thokku

Its been three years now and I can say that Thanksgiving has become a part and parcel of our holiday tradition. The spirit of the holiday season is so strong, it simply seems worthless to resist.

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