Make your own Christmas Cake


It’s time for Christmas goodies and there’s nothing better than a home-baked rich fruit cake. This one comes from Sri Lanka and it’s delicious. Ingredients 500 g semolina 60 g flour 750 g sugar 2 tbsp brandy 2… Read More

Hot chocolate drinks to warm up winter evenings


The Weather Man says November is going to be wet and drizzly. It’s a very good reason to whip up these delicious hot chocolate drinks Nutty Hot Chocolate Ingredients 1 cup milk 1/4 cup cream 1/4 cup milk… Read More

Five fab foods for a post-Diwali detox

Avocado sandwich on dark rye bread made with fresh sliced avocados from above

The indulgence and excess of Diwali are behind us. Many of us are probably feeling guilty about all the good food we put away. So, now is the time to cleanse your body with these foods. Cabbage: The… Read More

Sweets you should be stocking up on for Diwali


Indian festivals and sweets go hand in hand and Diwali is a tasty example of this. Here’s what you can sweeten the festival of lights with.   Mysore Pak: In this part of the country, this is one… Read More

Delicious Bengali delights to taste this Durga Puja


Durga Puja is about prayers and worship. It’s also about feasting. Try these Bengali favourites this festive season. Luchi-Chholar Dal: Creamy white maida puris eaten piping hot with a comforting dish of channa dal make an unbeatable combination…. Read More

How to add millets to your meals


The ancient grains known as millets are now enjoying a revival and are being celebrated for their nourishing and health-giving qualities. Here’s how you can introduce them into dishes when you cook at home.   Breakfast porridge: Forget… Read More

Treats for Ganesha and you


Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner and it’s time to make special dishes, offer to the deity and indulge ourselves. Here are recipes for two South Indian specials for the festival Modakam These are simple steamed sweets and… Read More

Two amazingly simple desserts for a sweet ending


Who doesn’t like dessert, right? Even better if they are home-made and easy to whip up. Here are two fool-proof recipes. Macaroon Delight Ingredients One packet cashew macaroons 1 cup strawberries, cleaned and sliced 1 cup whipping cream… Read More

Super soups to warm up rainy evenings


The weather is wet and cold. What better way to feel warm and nourished than a bowl of soup! Here are two recipes that are super easy. Carrot & Red Pepper Soup Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1… Read More

A must-try rainy day recipe


Don’t the rains always have you reaching for hot, crisp snacks? Here’s how you can whip up something delish at home and not pile on the calories. Homemade papdi These crisp discs are great for tossing into chaat…. Read More