Chocolate cake(s)

Ingredients (8″ pan friendly)2 cup all purpose flour2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup cocoa powder1 1/2 baking powder1 1/2 baking soda1 cup unflavoured oil1 cup hot water1 cup milk2 eggs (room temperature)1 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp coffee powder (instant) How do we do it 1. Sift well the flour,  baking powder,  baking soda and the cocoa…

Semolina Cake with a Mango Twist (Eggless)

Who doesn’t love a big ripe bite of the king of fruits- the mango? Mangoes, though I am not a big fan, has always fascinated me with its colours and the varieties. To fill the gap, my better half gets hyped, when he talks about mangoes. There were times when I was jealous of the…

Thalassery Biriyani

Thalassery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalassery) is a place in the Malabar Coast of Kerala. The place is famous for so many things. I have never been a fan of a non-vegetarian course until I met my soul mate. He is a hardcore non-vegetarian. Neither of us is from the place which I am referring to, yet we have…

Pineapple layered silhouette cake

Any July, its cake time. Baking never bores me and of course when it is for our loved ones, the happy hormones boost up. July is the hottest month in the middle east, I hate these temperatures and it plays with the temperament. But then the whisk makes it all balanced. Whisk and a wish,…

Chocolate Cupcake

The lone crusader, thats the phrase which came to my mind when I clicked the featured image. My 6 year old knows when she hears the click of the oven door, that I am upto something. She suddenly fancies herself as a cat and will be marking in and around me. She will assimilate all…

Bread”O”Bread

Nothing can be exciting than baking a bread. And nothing can give you the satisfaction when it turns out to be the best of yours. The aroma that fills the air makes the place a heaven. Today I baked the famous pullman’s loaf. Interesting name, isn’t it? Those who are curious, the story goes this…

Unniyappam

“Unniyappam” is a local delicacy in the State of Kerala. Almost millions of Keralites across the world can relate this delicacy to their childhood. The rich aroma infused by the cardomom and banana, the two most essential ingredients, is divine. For those who are from the west, can relate to the Danish aebleskiver, despite the…

Come December….

Another December, I love this time of the year when the cool timid air fills your lungs and inspires your soul to do so much , as much you can. Mind is always on the move and wants to accomplish so many things. So, here comes the litmus. My dear daughters birthday, year upon year,…

Bourbon Biscuits

I am not quite sure about why this biscuit has the name Bourbon, all I could find from Wikipedia is that the name was inspired from the “House of bourbon” a french royal house, but made in London. As a kid, bourbon biscuits was my all-timer. I wouldn’t have imagined making them of my own….

Cutlet (côtelette) Chicken

An interesting piece of delight, which derived its name from the french word côtelette pronounced as “cotu let”. The history of cutlet is very old. Predominantly associated with veal and other forms of meat, Indian masters made it in vegetable as well. So one evening, when our appetite was at the synergy, made some côtelette. I…