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Chocolate Nankhatai – Indian Shortbread Cookies made with ghee

 Nankhatai are Indian shortbread cookies that are made with clarified butter or ghee instead of butter and get a rich flavour with the addition of chickpea flour or beasn. I make mine a tad bit more special with the addition of chocolate chunks and cardamom powder. These are eggless and are perfect festive cookies or desserts. They store well in an air tight container 

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Eggless Chocolate Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes that are egg-less and stuffed with Ferrero Rocher. A dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting and topped with Ferrero Rocher too! You wouldn’t be wrong to call these Double Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes 😉 . Goriawala is a famous cake-maker in Mumbai, I won’t say that this chocolate cupcake is the same as their recipe, but tastes every bit as good as theirs :).

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Baked Samosas for Diwali & Blogger Awards

An easy way to make Indian samosas is to use filo pastry or phyllo pastry sheets. Baking, instead of frying them, will save you tons of time in the kitchen. Take a pick of your favourite chutney – mint or tamarind, to pair these with!

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Baked Risotto with Mushroom & Kale

I’m not shy of making risottos, but honestly, ever since I discovered ‘baked risottos’, you know the kind that you start on the flame and then shut-off in the oven for the next 40-or-so minutes, I’ve had zero inclination to make it any other way! When I’m cooking just for the 2 of us, it frees me

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Pesto rolls

While we’re all dying in the crazy heat in Mumbai, I think I might have stumbled upon a silver lining to this crazy situation… bread making! Any kind of yeasted dough rises like a dream in this hot and humid weather, making this the ideal weather to bake homemade breads. I usually cover the dough wi

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Roasted Strawberries

I’m a self-confessed strawberry fan, and as much as I like fruits to be seasonal, there’s a secret part of me that wishes for strawberries to stay all year round! But then, look what happened to apples… they’re now available all year rou

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Diwali baking: Recipe for Nankhatai

It’s the same every year isn’t it? You try to get organised ahead of time to deal with the Diwali madness, but it all comes down to a hectic few days. I did manage to get a head start on Diwali baking this year, but completely forgot that Diwali falls over a long weekend this year… one that beckons

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Cherry Pie

When it comes to Cherry Pie, I prefer using fresh and seasonal cherries and an all-butter crust made from scratch! The slightly tart cherries, turn syrupy and sweet, plus a flaky buttermilk crust…. have I got you drooling already? Plus, it’s an all-vegetarian pastry crust!

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