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  • Will it be too embarrassing if I say I have discovered this amazing soup just couple of years back, hope the food bloggers community will be able to pardon my ignorance ! I stumble upon this creamy soup in a non-descript seafood shack along the coast of Atlantic in Newport, and my likeness for it was almost instant. When we moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2011, the lush green landscape of the country in a rural backdrop was the perfect thing we were […]

    New england’s clam chowder soup & some memories !

    Will it be too embarrassing if I say I have discovered this amazing soup just couple of years back, hope the food bloggers community will be able to pardon my ignorance ! I stumble upon this creamy soup in a non-descript seafood shack along the coast of Atlantic in Newport, and my likeness for it was almost instant. When we moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2011, the lush green landscape of the country in a rural backdrop was the perfect thing we were […]

  • Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular […]

    bruschetta with pesto and sundried tomato

    Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular […]

  • Tofu is something which I am very fond of, because of its versatility, its ease of preparation and extremely friendly nature, it easily mingle with any dish and adds texture to any kind of dish. Tofu has no flavor or taste as such but it readily absorbs the flavor and taste of the dish in which it is being used. In one of my visit to Bangkok, I had these silken tofu dunked in some fruity flavoured syrup and I […]

    baked tofu triangles with crunchy peanuts and sesame

    Tofu is something which I am very fond of, because of its versatility, its ease of preparation and extremely friendly nature, it easily mingle with any dish and adds texture to any kind of dish. Tofu has no flavor or taste as such but it readily absorbs the flavor and taste of the dish in which it is being used. In one of my visit to Bangkok, I had these silken tofu dunked in some fruity flavoured syrup and I […]

  • “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples The best apples for baking always has that tart and sweet taste and they do not break down as they cook. Macintosh being one of my favorite, other variety like gala apples are also good but Macintosh get cooked very easily. As I was planning to have some quick snacks which can be prepared in a jiffy, and should taste good, I thought of wrapping the […]

    apple pecan cigar rolls

    “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples The best apples for baking always has that tart and sweet taste and they do not break down as they cook. Macintosh being one of my favorite, other variety like gala apples are also good but Macintosh get cooked very easily. As I was planning to have some quick snacks which can be prepared in a jiffy, and should taste good, I thought of wrapping the […]

  • Wishing everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving day” Some of the recipes that you might like to try for Thanksgiving are : Apple cinnamon rolls or buns for breakfast or anytime you like Spicy chicken wings with barbecue sauce  any time or for your barbque nights Grilled shrimps with thousand island dressing quick appetizer Three herb roasted Cornish hen with honey and maple glaze  for dinner or lunch, which you can always substitute with whole turkey.   Some vegetarian Thanksgiving menu could […]

    Thanksgiving menu ideas

    Wishing everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving day” Some of the recipes that you might like to try for Thanksgiving are : Apple cinnamon rolls or buns for breakfast or anytime you like Spicy chicken wings with barbecue sauce  any time or for your barbque nights Grilled shrimps with thousand island dressing quick appetizer Three herb roasted Cornish hen with honey and maple glaze  for dinner or lunch, which you can always substitute with whole turkey.   Some vegetarian Thanksgiving menu could […]

  • I have this penchant for hot and spicy foods, so it is natural that I have affiliation towards chilies, I admire them in all sizes, colors, flavors and taste. And the thing which I loves about them most is that they can be a great appetizer. Feeling the heat already ? Well, not before you tried this delectable Indian curry of chillies which we fondly called mirchi ka salan or curried chillies. The red, yellow, orange and shades of green, […]

    stuffed chillies with roasted eggplants and olives – mediterranean style

    I have this penchant for hot and spicy foods, so it is natural that I have affiliation towards chilies, I admire them in all sizes, colors, flavors and taste. And the thing which I loves about them most is that they can be a great appetizer. Feeling the heat already ? Well, not before you tried this delectable Indian curry of chillies which we fondly called mirchi ka salan or curried chillies. The red, yellow, orange and shades of green, […]

  • Finally after much delays, here I am with apple fest for the flavor of fall, though winter is right here, knocking at the door. In one of those fall color road trips, we picked few bags of apple from apple cider farms, all are Macintosh (no, not the apple lappy..S.J. RIP) and I have heard they are good for baking too. So, next followed was series of apple-cious days which has seen some yummy fritters, poorly stuffed apple pies 🙁 […]

    apple cranberry cinnamon rolls / buns

    Finally after much delays, here I am with apple fest for the flavor of fall, though winter is right here, knocking at the door. In one of those fall color road trips, we picked few bags of apple from apple cider farms, all are Macintosh (no, not the apple lappy..S.J. RIP) and I have heard they are good for baking too. So, next followed was series of apple-cious days which has seen some yummy fritters, poorly stuffed apple pies 🙁 […]

  • “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  Forrest Gump. And you know how true it is. You opened that magic box and saw colorful arrays of candies, truffles, bars and lozenges with golden and shiny wrappers around them staring at you, in all flavors which slowly broadens a smile on your face, you thought you found a treasure box and very securely tucked it under your pillow, and the very next day the […]

    chocolate hazelnut pots de creme

    “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  Forrest Gump. And you know how true it is. You opened that magic box and saw colorful arrays of candies, truffles, bars and lozenges with golden and shiny wrappers around them staring at you, in all flavors which slowly broadens a smile on your face, you thought you found a treasure box and very securely tucked it under your pillow, and the very next day the […]

  • From instant noodles to thick and greasy chowmein India laps it all in the name of Chinese cuisine to maintain the status quo of “hindi chini bhai bhai” though we had several incursion in our homeland from across the borders like a daily dose of gobi manchurian peppered with Indian spices. In early 60’s or 70’s it was quiet fashionable to have Chinese cuisine almost a status symbol and many fancy restaurants took pride in their sizzlers and noodles greased […]

    fried rice and veg manchurian for the desi chinese

    From instant noodles to thick and greasy chowmein India laps it all in the name of Chinese cuisine to maintain the status quo of “hindi chini bhai bhai” though we had several incursion in our homeland from across the borders like a daily dose of gobi manchurian peppered with Indian spices. In early 60’s or 70’s it was quiet fashionable to have Chinese cuisine almost a status symbol and many fancy restaurants took pride in their sizzlers and noodles greased […]

  • “I love you more than anybody can…so kiss me and smile for me..” as the voice of Denver works as a soothing elixir on you and the last drop of molten chocolate glides silkily over your lips making you close your eyes in ecstasy, the sweet luscious juices of ruby-red strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue planted the last kiss on your lips…you wished time stood still there…those precious moments froze forever…and your heart desires … let me indulge in something […]

    hidden treasure inside the baked alaska for masterchef

    “I love you more than anybody can…so kiss me and smile for me..” as the voice of Denver works as a soothing elixir on you and the last drop of molten chocolate glides silkily over your lips making you close your eyes in ecstasy, the sweet luscious juices of ruby-red strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue planted the last kiss on your lips…you wished time stood still there…those precious moments froze forever…and your heart desires … let me indulge in something […]

  • In today’s futuristic world where we dreams of matrix’s, where every thing goes nano-tech, beyond our imaginations, sometimes beyond our comprehension too, I am urging you to have a sneak peek into the past, if history ever appeals to you some 500 years back into the shahi bawarchi khana or the royal Kitchen of Mughals,  somewhere in Delhi where shahi khansama or the royal chefs were struggling hard to please the tantrums of Badshahs overcoming their worst nightmares or for […]

    Navratan korma from the court of mughals

    In today’s futuristic world where we dreams of matrix’s, where every thing goes nano-tech, beyond our imaginations, sometimes beyond our comprehension too, I am urging you to have a sneak peek into the past, if history ever appeals to you some 500 years back into the shahi bawarchi khana or the royal Kitchen of Mughals,  somewhere in Delhi where shahi khansama or the royal chefs were struggling hard to please the tantrums of Badshahs overcoming their worst nightmares or for […]

  • If you love cauliflower, then this is for you. Though it may sound little different, but if you are a Bong / Bengali then you might have guessed it, that this recipe of cauliflower is an adaptation of another signature dish of Bengal ” chingri malaikari” or shrimps in coconut milk. Unlike sea foods where coconut seems to marries so well that it becomes most delectable combo in the cuisine world, cauliflower with coconut will take you by surprise and […]

    phulkopir malaikari or cauliflower stewed in coconut milk

    If you love cauliflower, then this is for you. Though it may sound little different, but if you are a Bong / Bengali then you might have guessed it, that this recipe of cauliflower is an adaptation of another signature dish of Bengal ” chingri malaikari” or shrimps in coconut milk. Unlike sea foods where coconut seems to marries so well that it becomes most delectable combo in the cuisine world, cauliflower with coconut will take you by surprise and […]

  • I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

    mini pumpkin pie tart for thanksgiving

    I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

  • I feel so happy to announce yet another successful roundup of Healing foods which was started by Siri and this month it was guest hosted by me, where theme was coconut to celebrate the Indian Festivities. So, present here is colorful and delicious roundup where humble coconut has been scraped to dish out so many delectable dishes. Thanks everyone for sending such lovely recipes to the event and thanks Siri for letting me hosting this wonderful event. 1) Coconut fudge […]

    healing food coconut roundup

    I feel so happy to announce yet another successful roundup of Healing foods which was started by Siri and this month it was guest hosted by me, where theme was coconut to celebrate the Indian Festivities. So, present here is colorful and delicious roundup where humble coconut has been scraped to dish out so many delectable dishes. Thanks everyone for sending such lovely recipes to the event and thanks Siri for letting me hosting this wonderful event. 1) Coconut fudge […]

  • Pickling as we all know is a process of preserving or marinating the fruits or vegetables in a brine or vinegar based solution, but in India which can be easily called as land of pickles, here pickling is not water based but oil based which is infused with lots of aromatic spices and set to maturer for months in large porcelain jars which we called barni. As the culture and tradition in India varies from one region to another, so […]

    achari baingan or baby eggplants in pickling spices

    Pickling as we all know is a process of preserving or marinating the fruits or vegetables in a brine or vinegar based solution, but in India which can be easily called as land of pickles, here pickling is not water based but oil based which is infused with lots of aromatic spices and set to maturer for months in large porcelain jars which we called barni. As the culture and tradition in India varies from one region to another, so […]

  • Fall seems to be gone away, so quickly that it barely registered in my mind, except my few fall foliage trips, trees seems to shed leaves early and few days of surprise snow in October, pushed us in the winter with prolonged cold days, sometimes with intermittent warm sunny days but with a chill in the air, which is very typical of winter mornings. A warm hearty bowl of soup or stew is all what we needed, what we craved for […]

    cream of mushroom soup recipe

    Fall seems to be gone away, so quickly that it barely registered in my mind, except my few fall foliage trips, trees seems to shed leaves early and few days of surprise snow in October, pushed us in the winter with prolonged cold days, sometimes with intermittent warm sunny days but with a chill in the air, which is very typical of winter mornings. A warm hearty bowl of soup or stew is all what we needed, what we craved for […]

  • After Diwali , its Halloween time, though we Indians do not celebrate Halloween, but I would love to cook or bake something according to the theme, specially when you stays in USA. Everywhere, the people, the shopping malls, the streets are  all decked up with Halloween theme, channels are showing all Halloween based or rather spooky movies which are enough to give you some nightmarish thoughts, chefs are dishing out gourmet food for the Halloween fiesta, children dressed up in […]

    pumpkin bread with pumpkin seed topping and Halloween festival

    After Diwali , its Halloween time, though we Indians do not celebrate Halloween, but I would love to cook or bake something according to the theme, specially when you stays in USA. Everywhere, the people, the shopping malls, the streets are  all decked up with Halloween theme, channels are showing all Halloween based or rather spooky movies which are enough to give you some nightmarish thoughts, chefs are dishing out gourmet food for the Halloween fiesta, children dressed up in […]

  • Wishing you all who stops by a very Happy, safe and prosperous Diwali Celebrating Diwali with mawa kachori and peda / pedha. “Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops […]

    mawe ki kachori and peda – Indian sweets

    Wishing you all who stops by a very Happy, safe and prosperous Diwali Celebrating Diwali with mawa kachori and peda / pedha. “Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops […]

  • The other day I bought some chilli peppers, they were sitting prettily in a wicker basket at the counter of local grocery shop, waiting to be picked up by the people like me who has some strange fascination for chilies. It was kept as an assorted chilies, some are turning red while others are having various shades of green, some are pablano, Italian sweet chilli or jalapeno and some are tiny with red and pinkish hues, quiet unknown for me. […]

    bharwan mirch or stuffed chilli pepper appetizer

    The other day I bought some chilli peppers, they were sitting prettily in a wicker basket at the counter of local grocery shop, waiting to be picked up by the people like me who has some strange fascination for chilies. It was kept as an assorted chilies, some are turning red while others are having various shades of green, some are pablano, Italian sweet chilli or jalapeno and some are tiny with red and pinkish hues, quiet unknown for me. […]

  • Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

    coconut laddoo / sweet coconut balls

    Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

  • I know, I know, this is not the season for having blueberry pies, but summer seems to still linger somewhere in the air, or in my mind !!!. Autumn is in full swing, everywhere leafs are turning into yellow, orange and red, but in the midst of that, a warm and humid day sneaks occasionally into the crisp and cool autumn mornings. Apple cider, cranberries and pumpkin patches are announcing their arrival everywhere, with Halloween around the corner, but few […]

    blueberry pie in autumn

    I know, I know, this is not the season for having blueberry pies, but summer seems to still linger somewhere in the air, or in my mind !!!. Autumn is in full swing, everywhere leafs are turning into yellow, orange and red, but in the midst of that, a warm and humid day sneaks occasionally into the crisp and cool autumn mornings. Apple cider, cranberries and pumpkin patches are announcing their arrival everywhere, with Halloween around the corner, but few […]

  • This is a special post for Indus Ladies e-book featuring 100 Diwali sweets. A great idea and an equally great job to compile such a huge selection of sweets and for us it will be definitely a prized possession. We are happy to announce that our Strawberry Phirni has been selected as one of the entry : Entry no 87 out of eight other Sweet Recipes that we have selected to send for Diwali Sweets : Kalakand Mango Sandesh Rasgulle […]

    diwali sweets e-book by Indus Ladies

    This is a special post for Indus Ladies e-book featuring 100 Diwali sweets. A great idea and an equally great job to compile such a huge selection of sweets and for us it will be definitely a prized possession. We are happy to announce that our Strawberry Phirni has been selected as one of the entry : Entry no 87 out of eight other Sweet Recipes that we have selected to send for Diwali Sweets : Kalakand Mango Sandesh Rasgulle […]

  • Breaking news : Garfield is ready to share his lasagna !!!!   Startled !!!  wont you ??? Off course it would have been a breaking news, if there is a bit of truth in it..we all know that it is far from possible unless lasagna got rotten or …it has some * in it,  but it is enough to throw the world of Garfield upside down. Garfield is not only fond of lasagna but he is simply obsessed with it. Yes, […]

    chicken lasagna and Garfield

    Breaking news : Garfield is ready to share his lasagna !!!!   Startled !!!  wont you ??? Off course it would have been a breaking news, if there is a bit of truth in it..we all know that it is far from possible unless lasagna got rotten or …it has some * in it,  but it is enough to throw the world of Garfield upside down. Garfield is not only fond of lasagna but he is simply obsessed with it. Yes, […]

  • “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ” Albert Camus Best time to visit : Mid September till Mid October And once you are in New England region of USA, you will know how true it is. Seasons are more pronounced here, sun now sets at 7 in the evening slowly pushing us into shorter days, sky is bright and clear, with zillions of stars glittering in the night, air is cool and crisp, evening strolls […]

    new england fall foliage – the most scenic drives on a day trip

    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ” Albert Camus Best time to visit : Mid September till Mid October And once you are in New England region of USA, you will know how true it is. Seasons are more pronounced here, sun now sets at 7 in the evening slowly pushing us into shorter days, sky is bright and clear, with zillions of stars glittering in the night, air is cool and crisp, evening strolls […]

  • In India no celebration or festival is complete without sweets and though Diwali , the festival of light is still couple of weeks away, the homes, bazaar, the streets are already buzzing with the fervor of Diwali, lights, decor and the Diwali special sweets and when it comes to Indian sweets the list is almost endless. Wont it be better, if we have 100 selected sweets specially made for Diwali or any other festive occasions, and keeping this in mind […]

    diwali sweets – a special blog post for Indus ladies

    In India no celebration or festival is complete without sweets and though Diwali , the festival of light is still couple of weeks away, the homes, bazaar, the streets are already buzzing with the fervor of Diwali, lights, decor and the Diwali special sweets and when it comes to Indian sweets the list is almost endless. Wont it be better, if we have 100 selected sweets specially made for Diwali or any other festive occasions, and keeping this in mind […]

  • Subho Bijoya Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by a very happy Vijaydashami. On this special occasion, we @ saffronstreaks are celebrating Dussehra or Vijaydashami with a sweet note kalakand or qalakand – the delectable Indian milk fudge. The origin of qalakand can be traced back its root to Arabic cuisine, as the root word qand means sweet in Arabic language. (courtesy : Wikipedia) This is one of the most scrumptious sweet in North and East India where milky white kalakand are hugely popular but in Western India, its fried version or the Ajmeri Kalakand is […]

    celebrating dussehra with kalakand – Indian milk fudge

    Subho Bijoya Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by a very happy Vijaydashami. On this special occasion, we @ saffronstreaks are celebrating Dussehra or Vijaydashami with a sweet note kalakand or qalakand – the delectable Indian milk fudge. The origin of qalakand can be traced back its root to Arabic cuisine, as the root word qand means sweet in Arabic language. (courtesy : Wikipedia) This is one of the most scrumptious sweet in North and East India where milky white kalakand are hugely popular but in Western India, its fried version or the Ajmeri Kalakand is […]

  • With immense pleasure I am announcing a very popular event – healing foods, a very creative and wonderful event started by Siri of cooking with Siri. I would like to extend my warm wishes to Siri for starting and making this wonderful event a huge success and thanks for letting me guest host this wonderful event. October being the festive month, I have chosen Coconut as the theme and am sure my blogger friends and readers will support me in this venture too by […]

    announcing healing foods event and giveaway : coconut

    With immense pleasure I am announcing a very popular event – healing foods, a very creative and wonderful event started by Siri of cooking with Siri. I would like to extend my warm wishes to Siri for starting and making this wonderful event a huge success and thanks for letting me guest host this wonderful event. October being the festive month, I have chosen Coconut as the theme and am sure my blogger friends and readers will support me in this venture too by […]

  • Update : New Durga Puja venue in southern Bangalore – now people of Kanakpura do not have to travel anywhere to enjoy Durga puja, from this year October 2012  KARBA will be celebrating its first Durga puja and here are the details: KARBA’s durgapuja Named As “Aamader Pujo”  Address: BBMP Playground, Opposite to HM Tambourine Appt. Opposite Jaraganahalli Bus Stop, on Kanakpura Main Road ( 400 mt from sarakki signal towards metro Cash and carry) JP Nagar 6th Phase Bangalore-78 Other Info / USP We […]

    durga puja 2011 – fest and feast

    Update : New Durga Puja venue in southern Bangalore – now people of Kanakpura do not have to travel anywhere to enjoy Durga puja, from this year October 2012  KARBA will be celebrating its first Durga puja and here are the details: KARBA’s durgapuja Named As “Aamader Pujo”  Address: BBMP Playground, Opposite to HM Tambourine Appt. Opposite Jaraganahalli Bus Stop, on Kanakpura Main Road ( 400 mt from sarakki signal towards metro Cash and carry) JP Nagar 6th Phase Bangalore-78 Other Info / USP We […]

  • Blogging and bloggers are just inseparable or conjoined and this I have realised after a month-long self-imposed exile, I was dying to come back to this exciting world of blogging and finally have managed to blog my first post in September, struggling hard the writer’s block syndrome. All these while, I have travelled a lot, read some books and renewed my interest in meta physics with a brilliant book by Steven Weinberg, I have just come across and when I have come […]

    monsoon medley roundup and the winner

    Blogging and bloggers are just inseparable or conjoined and this I have realised after a month-long self-imposed exile, I was dying to come back to this exciting world of blogging and finally have managed to blog my first post in September, struggling hard the writer’s block syndrome. All these while, I have travelled a lot, read some books and renewed my interest in meta physics with a brilliant book by Steven Weinberg, I have just come across and when I have come […]

  • Whoa !!! what a weekend that was…two days of incessant rains…stormy winds cyclone – ing at more than 100 mph, uprooted  trees, electric cables and poles…dismantled roofs…lurching us in the darkness for more than 36 hours…with frequent power outages…business closed…no foods…survived only on cold sandwiches…a hardboard landed on the bonnet of car like a flying saucer did a permanent damage to the car’s windshield as we were returning from the local grocery store and left me shrieked in fear…some of the […]

    zucchini fritters / fries

    Whoa !!! what a weekend that was…two days of incessant rains…stormy winds cyclone – ing at more than 100 mph, uprooted  trees, electric cables and poles…dismantled roofs…lurching us in the darkness for more than 36 hours…with frequent power outages…business closed…no foods…survived only on cold sandwiches…a hardboard landed on the bonnet of car like a flying saucer did a permanent damage to the car’s windshield as we were returning from the local grocery store and left me shrieked in fear…some of the […]