Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

So a couple of weeks ago, I met a friend who really wanted me to make a lemon meringue tart. However, considering the weather, a tart really isn’t smart. Instead, I decided to make some lemon meringue cupcakes. But that didn’t work out very well either. Bombay is a little too humid right now, which…

Tiranga Sandwich

So on the 15th of August, India is celebrating Independence Day. So this week’s Meatless Monday is inspired by the tricolour, orange, white and green. I wanted to make something that’s quite traditional, and so stayed away from doing cupcakes or something. A very common sandwich in India is, in fact, the Tiranga sandwich. Tiranga…

Creamy Mushroom Pie

As an alternative to those delicious Beef Pot Pies, here are some creamy mushroom pies for this week’s Meatless Monday. I found a post by Wallflower Kitchen on Pinterest, however, the pie they made was vegan, the ingredients for which are not easily available in India. Plus veganism isn’t as big in India, so I think…

Snickers Tart

So yesterday I went for a potluck dinner, and it was my job to bring dessert. Which would normally be easy, however, I had to make something eggless. I don’t normally do very well with eggless coz most of what I try making turns into a disaster. But then I realized that a tart would…

Tomato and Ricotta Tarts

Meatless Monday is back! And hopefully for good, though with my schedule I can’t promise anything. I’ve never been one of those people who likes savoury tarts, however considering this is my second post in the last 2 months, let’s just say I’m rethinking that one. The recipe I’ve used is one by Donal Skehan….

Swirled Sesame Tea Cake

Let’s be real, its tea weather. Even if you are a coffee person, are you telling me there isn’t a small teeny tiny part of you that actually wants tea? To go along with that wonderful cup of tea you plan to have, I would recommend this amazing tea cake. Its a version of a…

Beef Pot Pies

I really love a good pie. Like a nice English style pie. So, I decided to make a yummy traditional beef pot pie. Beef isn’t available in Mumbai, and so I’ve used water buffalo meat, but it works as a great substitute. The pastry I’ve used for the pies is the same as the one…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds

I apologize for the erratic posts, but I haven’t had wifi for the last two weeks, and now my photo editing software has given up on me as well. I’m currently just trying to edit using the inbuilt windows software and hotspot my phone as much as I can. Will try to go back to…

White Chocolate Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

So my mom just came back from the US and she brought along a wonderful box of fresh blueberries. In general, blueberries are super expensive in India and so I don’t buy them ever, however, I do have a bunch of things I want to make using fresh blueberries. At the top of my list were…

Savoury Pie

Over the summer I ordered a few Italian cookbooks, and have been obsessed with not only reading them but also trying out some recipes. One of the dishes that caught my eye almost immediately was this savoury pie or ‘Torta Rustica’. According to the book Tasting Rome, this pie is often seen on the menus…

Fresh Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

This recipe is all about respecting the flavour of the ricotta and allowing it to shine, along with some of the light flavour of the tomato. After making ricotta last week, I really wanted to make something where the flavour of the cheese was primary, and this recipe is perfect for that. For the pasta:…

Veggie Burger

What do most people envision when they hear the word ‘burger’? A juicy meaty patty on a toasted bun, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, caramelized onions, maybe even bacon. What do vegetarians envision? I don’t actually know, but I’m guessing they salivate just as much as we do at the thought of a good burger. This…