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 Balushahi¬† 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…