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A page turner no more: Fennel and Apple Salad

Do you have a page-turner ingredient? You know, a slightly unfamiliar perhaps, (but not always) exotic ingredient that you spot in a recipe and your brain automatically thunders, “NEXT!” My brain just yells “pudhe chalaa” (Marathi for move forward) so loudly that my fingers feebly comply and turn

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Chocolate Pudding: No milk, cream or eggs

This Chocolate Pudding was polished off, bowls & jar licked clean within 20 minutes of me taking pictures of it for the blog! While my recipe very calmly tells you that it serves 3 people, that is where all the tranquillity ends because in my house, this pudding was consumed by about 5 chocoholi

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6th October, 2013 Favourhits

If you bake loads of cakes and cookies, and aren’t one to palate store bought pizza bases, then these beautiful artisan stand mixers (pictured above) from KitchenAid are no strangers to you! Highly coveted by serious home bakers, this beauty of a machine got its name from the wife of an executive wh

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Cheat’s Ice Cream: Banana, Honey & Vanilla

Everywhere I look, people seem to be shifting gears. They’re stocking up on cardigans, planning their Christmas getaway, toting a Pumpkin Spice Latte… taking assured steps towards the approaching winter. But if you’re in Mumbai, you’re probably bracing yourself for a ‘second summer’s’ worth of Octob

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Sage, Polenta & Parmesan Madeleines

Gotcha! A savoury surprise in what is traditionally baked and served as a sweet tea-time cake! Let’s just say I’m trying to steer clear of the sugar zone given the indulgent Diwali and Christmas season that beckons and made these cute little hors d’oeuvres instead (that’s right, I just used ‘cute’

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20th September, 2013 Favourhits

Loads of industry buzz, the Grand Rail d’Or (Critics Week Viewer’s Choice Award) at Cannes ’13 and talk about the big ‘O’ (Oscar, people) and we FINALLY get to see ‘The Lunchbox’ in India this weekend! Don’t miss the Executive Producer credit for Irrfan Khan in the trailer above. I’m always

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Fennel Soup

Fennel seeds are such a mainstay of Indian cooking that I’m always surprised when I don’t see more fennel bulbs cropping up in everyday food. If there’s ever a fragrance of a herb that I want lingering on me after I’m done cooking, it’s definitely that of fennel frond. Finely sliced, uncooked fennel

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