Breads / Buns & Flat Breads Archive

  • For the first time in my life, I forget that yesterday was India’s  Independence day. Having returned yesterday morning from my almost weeklong NYC trip and not been to Facebook  for a while (that’s how I catch up with latest news ), the day has slipped away from my mind. and strangely I felt no regret whatsoever. I don’t feel like making tiranga color dishes. Whats the point anyway ? I still remember my schooldays, when we used to celebrate the Independence […]

    Bombay Pav bhaji – Indian street foods

    For the first time in my life, I forget that yesterday was India’s  Independence day. Having returned yesterday morning from my almost weeklong NYC trip and not been to Facebook  for a while (that’s how I catch up with latest news ), the day has slipped away from my mind. and strangely I felt no regret whatsoever. I don’t feel like making tiranga color dishes. Whats the point anyway ? I still remember my schooldays, when we used to celebrate the Independence […]

  • A week gone by with no foodie talk, so to engage you once more with our rants, we are back this time with everyone’s favourite food – Pizza ! and not so short story ! After the successful noodle invasion of late 60′s, India saw yet another invasion in early 90′s and this time it was the Italian pizza across the mediterranean. Before that , mini size pizzas from the small bakers across the  street remained as an evening snack. Small […]

    Hawaiian ham and pineapple pizza in barbecue sauce – home baked from scratch

    A week gone by with no foodie talk, so to engage you once more with our rants, we are back this time with everyone’s favourite food – Pizza ! and not so short story ! After the successful noodle invasion of late 60′s, India saw yet another invasion in early 90′s and this time it was the Italian pizza across the mediterranean. Before that , mini size pizzas from the small bakers across the  street remained as an evening snack. Small […]

  • A blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter to those who are celebrating it. Last few days were really troublesome for us, somehow managed to prevent three hacking attempts on our site, it seems bloom time for the hackers and the thieves, yes few sites has blatantly posted my images on their website, without acknowledging or given the due credits. I do not want to drag this topic anymore, enough has been said already. My site is now DMCA protected. The best part […]

    Mazanec – The Czech Easter bread and onset of spring !

    A blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter to those who are celebrating it. Last few days were really troublesome for us, somehow managed to prevent three hacking attempts on our site, it seems bloom time for the hackers and the thieves, yes few sites has blatantly posted my images on their website, without acknowledging or given the due credits. I do not want to drag this topic anymore, enough has been said already. My site is now DMCA protected. The best part […]

  • “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha One of my new year resolution was that I will be more disciplined in my life, not that I am seeking nirvana but to have more control on my […]

    Honey and date bread – breakfast loaf

    “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha One of my new year resolution was that I will be more disciplined in my life, not that I am seeking nirvana but to have more control on my […]

  •  ”If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~ Robert Browning Celebrating the “World Bread Day 2012 ” with the Zopf or Swiss braided bread. “Making breads requires little more than a pair of hands, an oven and patience. The recipe for success is simple : time and warmth are all it takes to transform a few basic ingredients into springy, silky dough that bakes to a crackly, crusted loaf ” . When I read these […]

    Zopfe or Swiss braided bread for World Bread Day

     ”If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~ Robert Browning Celebrating the “World Bread Day 2012 ” with the Zopf or Swiss braided bread. “Making breads requires little more than a pair of hands, an oven and patience. The recipe for success is simple : time and warmth are all it takes to transform a few basic ingredients into springy, silky dough that bakes to a crackly, crusted loaf ” . When I read these […]

  • They say “baking is the heart of cooking” and if this is true, then I am able to finally reach here after long days of struggle. Can you differentiate between a pro baker and an amateur baker ? Now, do not judge them by frosting or decoration skills. Baking needs passion and understanding of the exact measurements and frosting or icing requires aesthetic and artistic skills. And it too depends upon one’s personal preferences. For instance, I prefer lightly frosted […]

    Banana pecan quick bread for a healthy morning breakfast

    They say “baking is the heart of cooking” and if this is true, then I am able to finally reach here after long days of struggle. Can you differentiate between a pro baker and an amateur baker ? Now, do not judge them by frosting or decoration skills. Baking needs passion and understanding of the exact measurements and frosting or icing requires aesthetic and artistic skills. And it too depends upon one’s personal preferences. For instance, I prefer lightly frosted […]

  • 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 […]

  • It was almost 6 years back in Bangalore, when I was first introduced to the Mexican cuisine, a cuisine which I later found to be so much in sync with the Indian taste, except the cheese part. It was in Bombay Blue, (not sure they are still in the business) a upmarket restaurant operating from Bangalore central mall on Mayo hall road, adjoining the noodle bar, where I get to taste this heavenly dish called enchilada, which I ordered on a whim. […]

    enchiladas for a taste of mexico and chilis – a restaurant review

    It was almost 6 years back in Bangalore, when I was first introduced to the Mexican cuisine, a cuisine which I later found to be so much in sync with the Indian taste, except the cheese part. It was in Bombay Blue, (not sure they are still in the business) a upmarket restaurant operating from Bangalore central mall on Mayo hall road, adjoining the noodle bar, where I get to taste this heavenly dish called enchilada, which I ordered on a whim. […]

  • …durga puja special recipes… Panchami te moghlai parota How moghlai parota(stuffed leavened bread or lost in translation !) become an essential part of Bengali cuisine, I am not sure. May be its origin can be traced back to say some 300 years or  may be under the influence of mughlai culture on Bengali cuisine and in due course of time has evolved to its more Bengalicised version but in Kolkata every bylanes of the city has a corner where these […]

    Moghlai parota

    …durga puja special recipes… Panchami te moghlai parota How moghlai parota(stuffed leavened bread or lost in translation !) become an essential part of Bengali cuisine, I am not sure. May be its origin can be traced back to say some 300 years or  may be under the influence of mughlai culture on Bengali cuisine and in due course of time has evolved to its more Bengalicised version but in Kolkata every bylanes of the city has a corner where these […]

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