Bombay Style Mawa Cake

Having lived & worked away at Gurgaon, all of last year, I’ve missed everything about my city; the noise, bad roads, terrible weather & most of all- the food! My demanding job left me no time at all to do the one thing I really love- to bake. Now that I’m back home, there’s no stopping…

Summer Love Lemon Cupcakes

Airy & light, with just the right amount of tangy to sweet, Lemon Cupcakes makes perfect little treats for summer- and are insanely delicious! Discovered on a TV show, I’ve made minor tweaks (sometimes I use lime instead of lemon- coz this is Mumbai & lemons aren’t always at hand!) to this perfect little cupcake…

Retro Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I love all things Retro Americana; especially food that was popular during the 1940’s & 1950’s. So, no surprises here, the Red Velvet Cake / Cupcakes easily tops my list of retro food favorites 🙂 Have to say-this is the most satisfying thing I’ve baked. The intense red, lightness & the sheer deliciousness of the…

The Cutest Chocolate Cupcake

Wanted to end the year on a sweet note-and with a swirl! So my latest fave, the Meltingly Moist Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting- or to make it easier- the Cutest Chocolate Cupcake makes it to the top! This recipe, nicked from the net & modified to suit, I think is the most easy &…

Red Wine, Dark Chocolate & Pear Tart

Occasionally, I get into these fitness binges & stuff my fridge with fruits of all types. And, as these outbursts last no more than a few hours, I’m often left with a huge amount of quickly-softening & over-ripening fruits! Never a good thing. A frantic search on the net led me to this GORGEOUS recipe…

Easy Shrikhand

I love traditional Maharashtrian food- takes me way back to my days as a pesky brat, when I’d spend hours mooching off my kindly neighbors. Yep, Val, amti dal, puran poli & endless pohas were demolished in a swipe – dunno why, but as a kid I always thought food, however mundane, tasted better in…