Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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When it’s time for tea, it’s always time for a snack. It’s one of those unspoken rules of India. Snacks are hardly ever served without tea or coffee, and coffee and tea are hardly ever served without a snack or two to munch on. Whether it’s sweet or savoury, as simple as a slice of […]

Easy Minty Fruit Salad

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On the days after we binge eat on sweets come festival time (as is going on right now), my mother and I let our guilty consciences take over our tummies. In our minds, it negates all the temptations we’ve unabashedly indulged in in the spirit of “festivity”. And how do we do this? We coerce […]

Carrot Halwa

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What does the colour orange remind you of? Don’t say Donald Trump. I’m sorry, I’ll try to not make politically incorrect jabs at people who are insignificant to me. Moving on. Carrot Halwa is that dessert in India that you have no choice but to love. I mean, come on. It’s colourful, it’s decadent, it’s […]

Spiced Mocha Eggnog

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I’ve ALWAYS wanted to have eggnog. Always. It’s one of those things I used to watch people on television sitcoms enjoy on Christmas Eve, while reminiscing in flashback sequences, about White Christmases or all the things they’ve overcome. Or maybe that was just what Glee and The Big Bang Theory made Christmas seem like. Closer […]

Spiced Medallion Cookies

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Okay, so let me be completely honest here. The only reason I’m naming them “medallion” is because I dusted them with edible gold dust (click on the image below to get yourself some). Otherwise they’d just be called regular spiced cookies. Which does nothing for the festive spirit, imo.       Apart from this […]

Mistress’ Mousse

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Naughty isn’t it? Well, the way I see it is, we’re all too far along on this countdown to Christmas, that technically, there’s no point in being on our best behaviour. So why not start the party early? This particular dessert is one that I’ve tweaked from Aparna Jain’s Cookbook called The Sood Family Cookbook. […]

Special Brownies

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If you’re looking at the title and smirking, check out the Tips section at the end of this post. If you’re looking at the title and thinking “I wonder what’s special about this recipe”, the readers who are waiting for the Tips section are smirking even harder. So what is so special about this brownie recipe? […]

Sugar Star Cookies

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Twelve days to Christmas may have begun about a week ago, but if you’re anything like me, the season’s spirit doesn’t hit until close to last minute. For me, that begins with the cycle of procrastination, being hit by an unexpected North Indian Ocean cyclone which in turn leads to my good ol’ friend Panic. […]

Atta Ladoos

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This is one of the easiest and least fussy sweets I’ve ever made. It uses humble ingredients that come together to make lovely morsels of delight. And the best part is that you simply can’t go wrong with just 4 ingredients! This recipe makes a dozen bite-sized ladoos. Also, can you really find fault with me […]