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Atta Halwa: So comforting and yet so celebratory.

Atta Halwa: So comforting and yet so celebratory.

If there is one fragrance that I always associate with this time of the year, it has to be the beautiful aroma of the atta (whole wheat flour) being roasted in mum’s large kadahi. Atta Halwa. A simple combination of four everyday ingredients that come together to become something so comforting and yet so celebratory. Be it, relishing […]

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Thrice Grilled Cauliflower

Thrice Grilled Cauliflower

Grilled cauliflower is one of my favourite ways to eat a cauliflower (umm..actually second best. The first one has to be my mum’s cauliflower pickle which I consume like a main with a namak ajwain parantha). I have never been a fan of allu gobhi ki sabzi for some reason (allu gobhi lovers please don’t judge me) […]

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Butter Chicken Naan Pizza

Butter Chicken Naan Pizza

My mum and dad are vegetarians but I was never asked to be one just because they were and still are. I was always given the freedom to decide if I’d like to eat meat which is, to be honest not something that I see many parents doing even today. Not only that but because I […]

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Fox Nut Trail Mix (Phool Makhana Namkeen)

Fox Nut Trail Mix (Phool Makhana Namkeen)

I can manage the lunch boxes and those lunches and dinners but it is those times in-between when she is a teeny bit hungry and dinner is still a few hours away. Snacks, that’s what I struggle with the most! What about you? It’s maintaining that fine balance between giving her something nutritious and fun, […]

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Lamb, sumac and pistachio patties with a yoghurt dip and salad.

Lamb, sumac and pistachio patties with a yoghurt dip and salad.

We are having these pistachio and sumac lamb patties that my little chefling loves to help me make. We like to have this with a simple garlicky yoghurt and cucumber dip. All the mixing, kneading and shaping makes for a perfect weekend cooking activity with your little one. You could always make these into kebabs […]

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Triple chocolate brownies and summer holidays.

Triple chocolate brownies and summer holidays.

Summer Holidays mean grandparents, ice creams and brownies. My little girl made these one bowl devilish chocolate brownies using dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Yes, that is chocolate three times over! Feel free to add nuts of your choice or even a handful of dried fruits. These are not only luscious and […]

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Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Keeping loads of vegetables grilled/roasted to add to our lunches and dinners is such a life saver. All that I need to do later is to add a grain, some greens and some delicious cheese and within minutes there is a wholesome and nutritious “meal in a bowl” on the dinner table. There are no […]

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Pineapple curry with basmati rice for hot summer afternoons.

Pineapple curry with basmati rice for hot summer afternoons.

It is getting really warm and today for lunch all my little girl and I wanted was a light curry and rice followed by a nap. We are having a pineapple coconut curry that has been tempered in butter that gives it not only a flavour but also helps release the fragrance of the mustard seeds, curry […]

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Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week.

Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week.

A Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week on Sunday. The first day of the week is always a little tough. After sleeping in late and having unlimited fun over the weekend, it always requires a little more than the normal enthusiasm to get dressed for school and these mini “pizzas” always help! Made on leftover […]

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50 Ideas for the School Lunchbox.

50 Ideas for the School Lunchbox.

Sometime back I shared on Instagram on how on an average we make 40 lunch boxes a month. Discount three months of summer, winter and other breaks and we are talking about 360 lunchboxes a year for one child! Now, add to this all those days when our kids return only in the evening and […]

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