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Corn(y) Cheese Straws

An entry to the IFBM and Freedom Tree Baking Contest If you follow this blog, you’ve probably realised that I have been in a mad rush to complete my contest entries for all the IFBM contests that are being held by the various sponsors. (You can see the previous 2 entries here and here). It’s actually… 

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Amrood Chaat Cocktail

Or a Spicy Indian Guavarita, if you please! If you were to offer me a drink, it’s most likely that I will opt for beer. Usually because it’s the easiest choice. Almost everyone stocks it for a party or dinner and I love it. But the other reason I would do that is because I’m playing it… 

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Sponge Flan with Caramelised Plums

Or my entry for the KitchenAid contest as part of the IFBM 2014. I have this distinct memory of evening tea at the home of my mom’s friend, who made this delicious summery dessert that she called a flan. It was a sponge cake with a hollow basin which she had filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit…. 

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Top 20 Foodie Myths

Quintessential Foodie: Myth or Reality? Casual social conversation makes me nervous. Or at least it used to. The age old conversation topics of politics, weather and current affairs have always daunted me – not because I am a poor conversationalist, but more because these subjects don’t hold more than a perfunctory interest for me. Fortunately… 

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Mulaka Pachadi: Sweet & Sour Chilly Pickle

Or my current obsession with my Kerala Cookbook! Did I mention that I got my hands on an old Kerala Cookbook recently? It’s an old school one, called the Malabar Cookbook presented by Mathrubhumi and Grihalakshmi – I think it was a special edition for a spice festival. AK’s grand uncle was responsible for compiling and… 

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Easy Breezy Lemon Bars

Birthdays are special. At least I think so. Not just in an “another-year-older-and-wiser” way. Or in a “reflection-on-the-past-and-resolutions-for-the-future” way. I mean those are all lovely traditions and everyone should get what they want on their birthday. For me, it’s about the celebration. Planning a special day for a loved one is one of my favourite gifts…. 

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Product Review: Vegit Ready-to-Cook Snack Mixes

Rating: Taste: 3/5 Convenience: 4.5/5 Price: 4/5 To Veg or not to Veg. Or how to crack lame food jokes. Jokes apart, a few weeks ago, I received a sample packet each of 4 of the Vegit Ready-to-Cook Snacks – Hara Bhara Kabab, Vegetable Shammi Kabab, Cheese Balls and Vegetable Cutlets. Sadly, a combination of travel, work and… 

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Favourite Summer Coolers: Recipe Link-Up

Or how to beat the heat in this hot, hot, Delhi Summer! Those of you living in or familiar with the Delhi Summer would know what I am talking about. The temperature has been soaring and the most tempting impulse is to lock yourself away in an air-conditioned room and do nothing at all. A… 

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Instant Raw Mango Pickle

Come Delhi summer and there are mangoes everywhere. Market, home, cafes, dessert shops, social media feeds. It’s like everyone loses sight of every other delicious thing and gains tunnel-vision towards this “king of fruits”. My husband is one of them, religiously downing mango milkshake for breakfast and cut mangoes with or without ice cream as… 

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Ruggedly Loaded Brownies

Or kinda-sorta-rocky-road-brownies. You know how I’ve been ranting about “light baking” recently? The last few times that I baked, I made this muffin and this tea cake and this biscuit. I was very proud of how quick and “healthier” these bakes were. The thing is, I really do love this kind of baking, where I… 

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