Dabeli/ Kutchi Dabeli

Dabeli is a popular street food that originated in Kutch, Gujarat in India. Hence it is also known as kutchi or kachchi dabeli! It is a common and popular street food in Mumbai too. It is easy to spot tiny carts selling this yummy snack, doting the cities busy street.

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Virgin mango mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail, made of 5 ingredients- mint, sugar, lime juice, white rum and club soda. Yerba Buena, a variety of mint is generally used in the traditional recipe. But since it’s not very feasible to find it, regular mint works just as well. Making a Mojito is pretty simple and yet one can easily mess it up if not done correctly. To make a classic Mojito, mint leaves are muddled with super fine sugar and lime juice. Now here is the tricky part, over muddling the mint leaves will result in shredding and tearing apart, and that should be avoided. Apart from little bits of mint floating all over the drink making it unsightly, it also makes the Mojito bitter. The mint leaves should be muddled just enough to release the essential oils, about 7-10 presses are more than enough. When you begin to get the aroma of the mint, you know you are done! Then rum is added and everything is given a good stir. Some crushed ice goes in next, finally topped off with club soda!

And you have yourself a Mojito!


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Chocolate buttercream frosting


Buttercream!!! Who doesn’t like this creamy, sugary goodness?? From kids to adults alike, one can never tire of enjoying a slice of cake or a cupcake frosted with buttercream. There are so many varieties of buttercream from an American style buttercream to Swiss/French/Italian meringue buttercream!!!

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Crazy chocolate cupcake | cake ( No eggs, butter or milk )

My Blog turns 2 today !!. I’m actually quite surprised and thrilled about my blogging journey thus far. It just started of as a hobby, simply because I love to cook, also after moving here to the States, sitting at home really drove me crazy! I needed to do something with all the spare time I had.  Continue reading →

Bourbon biscuits

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is doing great! First off let me start with some exciting news happening on my home front ! My daughter Katelyn was born on the 24th of February , and hence I’ve been away from blogging for a while. Y’all know the drill of having a newborn around if you’ve been there, done that 😀 This post and the ones that will follow in the coming weeks are all scheduled, as I was sure I wouldn’t have much time at hand to blog. And I also know taking a break only makes it harder to return. Experienced this in June last year and it took me 2 months to get back to blogging again. So this time I did a little homework to avoid that scenario 🙂 I will surely catch up on all your posts sooner, meanwhile I’m enjoying this precious phase for the second time in my life.

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Coconut chutney for Idli & Dosa’s

Sharing a quick & easy chutney recipe for idli & dosa’s! This one is a basic coconut chutney that is chock full of flavors, and one without which Idli’s would be rather bland. The trio of Sambhar, coconut chutney & idli is like a trinity of a perfect South Indian breakfast. Some people also like podi powder drizzled with coconut oil on their Idli’s.

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Pao (unsweetened dinner rolls)

 

I never imagined I would be baking breads at home. But then as you know things happen and you end up really surprising yourself by doing things you never dreamt about doing in the first place. As intimidating as baking breads seem, it really isn’t, once you get past that initial fear ! I still consider myself an amateur in this area, and still have a long way to go ! The different kinds of flour, bakers percentage, hydration , bulk ferment, sourdough, artisan, Polish, biga to name a few are words that I’ve probably never ever came across before ! Now I know the words, but still have to know how to work with a couple of them. I have tried my hands at sourdough and I hope to do a post on that in the coming months too 🙂


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