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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seed Cake ~ The cake that survived!


The baking bug bites me every now & then, however I somehow cannot find the luxury of time to get baking these days. This is because cake baking calls for meticulous measuring out of ingredients as that is the very premise of how a cake turns out (this is how I do it)- unlike other techniques of cooking food that allow you to adapt to your requirement. 

My stay in Mangalore saw me eat a lot of sponge cakes of all shapes & sizes from various bakeries. The typical one that I loved had caraway seeds in it. Simple yet flavourful. My dad used to make sure that he always bought me some from the erstwhile M. D'Souza & Sons bakery on Market Road.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shepichi Baji ~ Dill Leaves Stir Fry ~ Sabsige Soppu/Shepu/Suva Bhaji


In the past four odd years of blogging I have attempted to cook and eat many many things that I probably never would have. Many meals have been consciously planned and many I have just chanced upon. Last year I had hired a lady to help me with my household chores during a couple of months before and after my delivery. She brought with her many recipes and cooking tips that helped me sharpen my cooking skills a bit. Having her around 24x7 (she was my live in domestic helper) meant loads of discussions of food from around the world, 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Welsh Cakes ~ Griddle Cakes / No Bake Cakes



A few of my recipes are going to tumble out of the closet now. Hopefully I will be able to clear a backlog of recipes that I had tried when I was in Mumbai, this being one of them. I can't believe that today marks my 5th month in Dubai. My lil baby is older and crawling all over the place, the older one is getting accustomed to his new school life schedule and well, time just flies. I have been tied down more to the home than to the hearth this time with barely any outings thanks to the baby, but I am beginning to get a little more mobile as the lil one loves her outings too and looks forward to getting all dressed up and seeing the world go by as she lazes in her pram. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Laayi Pitte Undo / Laayanso Laadu (Broken Puffed Paddy & Jaggery Balls) ~ Mangalorean Konkani Style


School has finally started! Yayy!! Last Wednesday was the first day of school for my son. First day of school in Dubai. I did not anticipate any tantrums and thankfully there were none. He is already accustomed to the hustle & bustle that comes with waking up early and getting packed off to school as he had started playschool in Mumbai at the age of 1 year and 9 months. However, he had to jump right into the daily rigmarole of school life in the gulf. The first day he woke up he said

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Post Natal Recipe - Methi Adthina (Methi Halwa) - Sweet Fenugreek Seeds & Beaten Rice Mixture


Sometimes I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. This is only from the blog point of view - I wish I got more time to spend writing down recipes that I've tried and posting those that I have accumulated amassed in the past few months. I remember that last year this time I was anxious & eager to deliver my baby and had made a mental note of all the recipes I wanted my balnti posteli (post delivery care giver) to make for me. Like I had mentioned in my introductory post, new moms in Mangalore are given special post natal care for 40 days post delivery by specially trained (not certified though) women, homegrown nurses who look after the mother & baby. These ladies, apparently great cooks

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seed Cake ~ The cake that survived!


The baking bug bites me every now & then, however I somehow cannot find the luxury of time to get baking these days. This is because cake baking calls for meticulous measuring out of ingredients as that is the very premise of how a cake turns out (this is how I do it)- unlike other techniques of cooking food that allow you to adapt to your requirement. 

My stay in Mangalore saw me eat a lot of sponge cakes of all shapes & sizes from various bakeries. The typical one that I loved had caraway seeds in it. Simple yet flavourful. My dad used to make sure that he always bought me some from the erstwhile M. D'Souza & Sons bakery on Market Road.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shepichi Baji ~ Dill Leaves Stir Fry ~ Sabsige Soppu/Shepu/Suva Bhaji


In the past four odd years of blogging I have attempted to cook and eat many many things that I probably never would have. Many meals have been consciously planned and many I have just chanced upon. Last year I had hired a lady to help me with my household chores during a couple of months before and after my delivery. She brought with her many recipes and cooking tips that helped me sharpen my cooking skills a bit. Having her around 24x7 (she was my live in domestic helper) meant loads of discussions of food from around the world, 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Welsh Cakes ~ Griddle Cakes / No Bake Cakes



A few of my recipes are going to tumble out of the closet now. Hopefully I will be able to clear a backlog of recipes that I had tried when I was in Mumbai, this being one of them. I can't believe that today marks my 5th month in Dubai. My lil baby is older and crawling all over the place, the older one is getting accustomed to his new school life schedule and well, time just flies. I have been tied down more to the home than to the hearth this time with barely any outings thanks to the baby, but I am beginning to get a little more mobile as the lil one loves her outings too and looks forward to getting all dressed up and seeing the world go by as she lazes in her pram. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Laayi Pitte Undo / Laayanso Laadu (Broken Puffed Paddy & Jaggery Balls) ~ Mangalorean Konkani Style


School has finally started! Yayy!! Last Wednesday was the first day of school for my son. First day of school in Dubai. I did not anticipate any tantrums and thankfully there were none. He is already accustomed to the hustle & bustle that comes with waking up early and getting packed off to school as he had started playschool in Mumbai at the age of 1 year and 9 months. However, he had to jump right into the daily rigmarole of school life in the gulf. The first day he woke up he said

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Post Natal Recipe - Methi Adthina (Methi Halwa) - Sweet Fenugreek Seeds & Beaten Rice Mixture


Sometimes I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. This is only from the blog point of view - I wish I got more time to spend writing down recipes that I've tried and posting those that I have accumulated amassed in the past few months. I remember that last year this time I was anxious & eager to deliver my baby and had made a mental note of all the recipes I wanted my balnti posteli (post delivery care giver) to make for me. Like I had mentioned in my introductory post, new moms in Mangalore are given special post natal care for 40 days post delivery by specially trained (not certified though) women, homegrown nurses who look after the mother & baby. These ladies, apparently great cooks