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Whole-wheat and Honey muffins with Banana and Walnut Twist!!

There are very few things I am quite proud of, in life. Obviously the first has to be my Web store:Antarachocolates.com, where I slogged day and night to design the complete web site and click appropriate pictures for the same! Second has to be my love of life, a foodie’s dream husband dear! And third, is most probably this recipe of mine; Whole-wheat and Honey muffins. I make tons of variation to this recipe. This is one of such variations and so, I don’t recommend experimentation with this particular one. I will soon share the basic recipe, which you can

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Ahoy Nimbu-Colada Pops!!!

Eons just slipped by since I wrote something here. And I missed it dearly.. It is one time that is destined for me; the romance of sitting with a hot cuppa, penning down the exploits of my findings in the kitchen. But the busy me, just had no time to do so… Hoping against hope that it is the last time I go on such a long hiatus! Thanks a ton for the continued support, couldn’t have done without this encouragement… Now to the delish Nimbu-colada pops!!! Yes, I am aware that the summer has passed. But another rather hot season is

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Baked Apples!!

It feels so funny when I hear that earlier desserts were sweetened with tons of dry fruits, because sugar was a luxury product; while dried fruit wasn’t. Now the tables have turned once again. We as consumers are going towards the healthier dried fruits, condemning sugar to be the white devil. We are increasingly looking out for options to incorporate fresh unrefined ingredients. And that quest has taken me back to that era, which boasted of fresh, simple and rustic farm food. I don’t in any way mean to degrade sugar into the category of enemy food. It is an

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#BeautifulFood

A year long journey of good food and Borosil. Now hands up from all who have and adore their borosil vessels… I am sure there are thousands of hands up now. It’s not a company that was born yesterday. We all have thoroughly loved using their beakers in the chemistry labs, and its cookware’s in our kitchen labs! Today, as the last part of this participation in #BeautifulFood contest with MyBorosil.com and Indiblogger.in, I present to you a journey of my sprouting love with the ever glamourous borosil. Every picture below is close to my heart, clicked in vessels that I possess

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Lord Ganesha’s Prashad!!

We all love a perfect bite of cake, don’t we? But we are never adventurous enough to try and offer it to our darling Hindu gods, during their days with us in our house. We are about to celebrate a 11 day long festival to mark the presence our most lovable elephant god, Lord Ganesha! Let’s entertain him this season with a good dose of lovely soft and healthful cakes, which I am sure his sweet tooth is going to devour heartily. I have developed 2 perfect recipes, using his favourite fruits- bananas and coconuts. I know many communities refrain

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Toddler Steps: An Indian’s Guide to Toddler Food

TODDLER ALERT!! I have one right now on my feet, trying to chew my clothes. They are such adorable little creatures. Walking around the house like a drunk penguin, smiling and uttering words in alien languages. They just make a working day go by in a breeze, with half the work done, but keeping you doubly tired at that. I sometimes wonder, what the secret behind their energy is. A HEALTHY DIET goes a long way in keeping them active and gaining weight at that. And more so for us in India, where we are blessed with fresh fruits and

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Freezer, Meats and all that Jazz!!

This post is quite a revelation of the changing food scenes of an average, metropolitan kitchen of India. I can count many households where roti is not made every day, while traditional rice has taken a healthy overturn of being brown and fibrous! Did we ever stop to notice our refrigerators grow, little by little! 3-4 decades ago, Indians didn’t even know the term refrigerator. Then suddenly to have chilled water or a cold drink, fridge became popular. The freezer was a tiny frosty compartment with some paltry ice trays. It was hardly used for keeping anything sans the occasional

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Stuffed & Braised Calamari!!

Staying in Mumbai has a definite plus point when it comes to buying fresh sea food. In fact, I feel every non-vegetarian in this island city, and more, should opt for these fresher sources of protein, rather than just sticking to you regular frozen meats. It is much more flavourful, easy and quick to cook, and would be very easily available throughout a sea food market. Sunday is one day of a week or a fortnight that should be dedicated to buying fresh edibles, be it veggies or proteins. One day of planning can actually save many from the regular

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Arre, “SAMBAL” Ke!! ;-)

If Malaysia was anything in a word, it has to be a SAMBAL. It’s a sambal of cultures, and its food is testament to that. Every Malay dish I tasted had a strong influence of the developed food cultures of Asia. Be it the Chinese noodles with the spicy Indian type curry that you dip these noodles in, a few crispy fried nuts and a dark prawn sauce on the side, Viola! You got the famous Malay Laksa!! Or a crispy fruit salad dipped in a dark brown caramel and topped with toasted peanut praline, called Rojak. But one thing

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The Bake-a-thon begins: Perfect Olive Oil Focaccia

Monsoons have finally hit our country… Though I hate the infrastructural damage this season gets with it to the city, I enjoy the beautiful view from my window which shows greenery all around!! I love the fact that it is time for me to put on my hostess shoes and have friends over for cocktails & barbeque parties along the hills. (So yeah, lots of grilled and BBQ recipes to follow!! yay!!) But I just cant understand the Indian sentiments towards deep fried dough dipped veggies, very fondly known as ‘pakoras’. I mean who wants to spend the beautiful rainy

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