California prunes cashew nut cake

prune and cashew nut cake

California prunes cashew nut cake After many trials, permutations and different temperature settings of my oven, I have finally been successful to bake really yummy California Prunes cashew nut cake with a perfect balance of spongy texture, mild sweet flavor which goes perfect with high tea. I always prefer to add more colours and flavours to my sponge cake, and …

Onion Olive Pakora

Onion Olive Fritters

Onion Olive Pakora Kanda Olive Bhaji Onion Olive Pakora is a new version of onion pakoda. Unlike regular Onion Pakoda, I will also use moong daal (Split Green Gram), bottle guard and green and black olives apart from other ingredients. This pakoda can also be used as kofta for gravy of your choice. I like this Onion Olive pakora with …

Olive and Indian Politics – Similarities

Olive and Indian Politics – Similarities With the Election festival in full swing across India – places, things and food are hotting up. Banaras is getting ready for mother of all battles Modi vs. Kejri or? or Congress?….well only time will tell. Today while reading newspaper which as usual was full of political news, analysis, surveys, I suddenly realised that …

Chapati Pasta

chapati-pasta

Chapati Pasta – Leftover recipe for kids Chapati Pasta recipe is dedicated to all mothers who are really concerned on how to make kids enjoy overnight food. I remember very vividly that when we were kids the overnight leftover food was never an issue with our parents. In fact it was intentional to prepare some extra food and our maid …

Indian Italian double stuffed Bread

Indian-Italian-double-stuffed-bread

Indian Italian double stuffed cheesy bread It is a perfect example of Indian Italian fusion cuisine. We always love having more. What if 1 bite gave authentic Spicy Indian flavor and the other bite gives the mild cheesy European flavor. Yes it is very much possible with this bread recipe. Indian Italian double stuffed cheesy bread will sure make you popular …

Banaras Ki Holi – Memory Lane

holi-spray

Banaras Ki Holi – Memory Lane   This year Banaras ki Holi will be very special as Narendra Modi has been nominated as BJP candidate from Varanasi for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. I remember during my school days we used to eagerly wait for Holi day and would just go out and wait till someone smeared colour on our faces. Image …

Stuffed Queen Olive Pakoda

queen stuffed olive pakoda recipe

Stuffed Queen Olive Pakoda Queen Pitted Olive Fritter – with green chillies, raisins and Cinnamon & Sugar powder stuffing Stuffed Queen Olive Pakoda has all the flavours for your tongue-Salt, spice, sweet and sour flavours. The flavours turn from salty and sour outside to sweet and spicy inside. You can surprise your loved ones and your guests with surprise. You …

Fruit Salad – Olive and Zucchini

fruit salad with olive

Fruit Salad – Olive and Zucchini Fruit Salad – Kid’s favourite Fruit salad with Olive and Zucchini is specially created for kids who are very choosy. They like some and they hate some food items. It’s same in case of fruit salad too. The best way to ensure kids consume balanced diet, the best way is to camouflage these naaaaa… …

Indian Curry – Rasaaj

Indian curry rasaaj in thali

Indian Curry – Rasaaj Gram Flour fritter in Mustard Gravy Indian Curry is becoming more and more popular across Europe (England), US and South Asia. Rasaj is very much Banarasi main course. This has very sharp and pungent taste of mustard. As per my mother when she got married, Rasaaj was one of the recipes which my grandmother asked her …