Make some modakams for the Ganesha festival

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

Bake a carrot cake today


Tired of shop bought confections and the same old chocolate cake. Make this delicious carrot cake and savour its sweet pleasures.   Easy Carrot Cake Ingredients 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 tsp… Read More

Two golden soups for grey days


This rainy weather calls for a warming bowl of soup. Whip up these two simple ones and feel the comfort. Easy Pumpkin Soup Ingredients 2 cups pumpkin, peeled and cubed 1 small onion chopped 1 tsp garlic, chopped… Read More

The best Indian breakfasts to start your day


Forget the cereal and the toast. These Indian dishes make the perfect breakfast. Idlis: It’s the commonest dish in South India. And when it comes to health and nutrition it doesn’t get any better. The protein and vitamins… Read More

Snacks to spice up a rainy day


Wet days and cool evenings are here – a perfect time for something hot and crisp and a cup of masala chai. Here are two snacks you can whip up with ease. Mysore Bonda These are like urad… Read More

Have fun cooking with kids


During the holidays, you’re always looking for ways to keep children engaged and entertained. Helping them to cook is a great way to keep them busy. It’s also an occasion to teach them the basics of cooking. Super… Read More

No-cook meals to keep you cool this summer


This is no time of year to be sweating over a hot stove. Follow our ideas for easy meals that require little or no cooking. Cold Soups: These are refreshing and are a snap to make. All you… Read More

Breakfast ideas: Blend it, drink it


Who wants to be frying up eggs when it’s sizzling outside. Start your day with a healthy smoothie. It’s the perfect summer breakfast. Banana strawberry smoothie 1 cup banana, sliced 1 cup strawberries, washed and sliced 1 tbsp… Read More

Desi drinks to cool you down


Temperatures are soaring and you find yourself constantly reaching out for cold drinks. Forget the fizzy beverages and whip up these cooling, nourishing drinks at home. Aam Panna Ingredients   2 raw mangoes, chopped with skin Salt to… Read More

Bake an Easter treat


Easter means chocolate bunnies, candy eggs and other sweet treats. Put on your baker’s hat and whip up these scrumptious hot cross buns. Ingredients 2 tsp instant yeast 1 cups lukewarm milk 1 egg 1/3 cup butter, softened… Read More