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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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Carrot Punch

Do the words ‘Carrot’ and ‘Punch’, when put together, sound insane enough for you to want to think of hurling some punches my way? Sounds fair, I had my apprehensions too. But if you’re from the Caribbean, this drink would seem familiar enough for you to make a quick dash to your kitchen to check if

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Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats (made with Puffed Rice)

“Tcho-co-late!” I don’t think I’ll ever let my nephew, who is just two-and-a-half years old right now, forget that after learning to call out to his parents, it was chocolate that he learned to identify next. Of course, in a food-crazy household like ours, this is a welcome sign. The little darling

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Purple Kohlrabi (Ganth Gobi) & Apple Slaw-Salad

I’ve had the strangest week with my refrigerator, and I’m pretty sure you’ve had days too when for no apparent reason, the contents of the vegetable crisper will be absolutely frozen over, but the popsicles in the freezer just won’t set? The settings seemed fine, but I did my share of the customary

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Rosemary Lemonade

Can we just spare a moment and talk about the crazy rain in Mumbai over the last few days? Grey skies, a rained-in weekend, and Dad’s struggles with his health… Yep, it’s been a bit gloomy around me, and it’s not just the weather that’s to blame! Re-visiting something as old, familiar and simple a

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Video: Baked Onion Rings

It’s no secret that my love for baking is what drew me to the kitchen. After spending the better part of my twenties away from the kitchen and excelling only in pasta-making, I only took to the kitchen with a vengeance after I took a sabbatical from work. Quite honestly, it was my quest to bake just

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Kitchen Basics: How to make Simple Syrup

It’s really the simple things in life that we take for granted. Just the other day, I was telling a friend how to keep some simple syrup at hand if he wanted to mix cocktails for a party. “Simple syrup?!” he gawked, “isn’t that what you use for baking?” Now, it was my turn to gawk. Suddenly, it st

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Video: Pepperoni Pizza

I couldn’t just tell you how to make thin-crust pizza base at home without giving you a recipe for a mouthwatering pizza, right? Mid-week indulgence just got a tad bit better with this gleaming Pepperoni Pizza! I like to keep things sim

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