Sevaiyyan – the dry cousin of sheer khurma

On eid last week, having been confined to the house because of Sage’s continuous seizures, feeling quite sorry for myself, I decided to make myself some sheer khurma. Memories of eating it by the bowlful on eid days when as children we visited my parents friends and when I was older my own friends came…

Boozey Christmas Fruit Cake

Ever since I started writing this blog, I have visions of creating fabulous posts for Christmas. Each year I plan to make wonderfully festive stuff and post here. Some years I manage, like the year I made and posted these beautiful Date and Fig Ravioli that still count as the best Christmas cookies I have…

Puri and Potato Masala Recipe

The temperature in Hyderabad is a beautiful 18 C in the early mornings and hovers around the 20’s at least till 9 AM. This is K’s favourite season and sometimes its tough to make out where he starts and the dog ends on the bed. Despite a thick furry coat, one can find Sage snuggled…

Diwali Treats ~ Sweet and Savoury treats

Am not doing anything special for Diwali (yet) this year. But here are all my favourite festival treats. What’s cooking in your kitchens? Sweets BalushahiĀ  Semia Payasam (Doesn’t get easier than this!) Orange Scented Besan Burfi Kaddu ka Kheer White Chocolate Pannacotta (Gelatine free) Savouries Nippattu Namak Paare Ribbon Pakodi

The Quintessential Sundal ~ Double Beans Sundal Recipe

My friend Siri and I met on monday for a bloggers meet in Hyderabad. While the talk we attended per se was not much to talk about, it was a chance for us to meet many bloggers we had been reading or following but had never met, and for the two of us to meet…