Tiranga Pulao/Tri Colour Pulao (Tri Colour Pilaf)

To celebrate our 70th Independence Day I made very simple and easy ‘Tiranga Pulao’ or ‘Tri Colour Pulao’ as a tribute to the super Heroes at the Border areas who are protecting us 24X7, so that we can lead a normal happy life. No gratitude is enough to show homage to them as under such a extreme climate they are been posted in ‘Chowkis’ like Siachen, Kargil, remote areas like Arunachal Pradesh et. al. Maa makes a colourful Rainbow Pulao mostly in winter using colourful winter vegetables like beetroot, carrot, peas, beans, broccoli etc. So I thought of tweaking the…

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Vanilla-n-Chocolate Marble Cake

This is a super easy and delicious cake. Every time I bake this cake it reminds me my childhood memories when Maa used to bake it mixing these two very basic batters …. Vanilla and Chocolate. I used to wonder how come these two mixtures gets mixed and gives the marble effect! Last weekend when I checked my refrigerator I found there is a packed of unsalted butter laying on corner of it. I immediately thought of making some cake. Fortunately all other ingredients were also in my pantry like cocoa powder, vanilla essence, some fruits and nuts. So I…

FRUIT-n-NUT CAKE

I like to bake simple cakes for accompanying with evening tea. I already have shared Christmas Fruit Cake on the eve of Christmas and thought of sharing a simple and easy recipe of every day fruit cake. This cake is loved by all. It has a very soft buttery flavour with crunch of fruits and nuts on top. Normally I do not use nuts in the cake as except Christmas Fruit Cake but if you wish you can always add nuts in your batter too. It is raining heavily outside. Needless to say that we all love to have fritters…

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This is my favourite recipe for homemade Mom’s special classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Super-moist and full of flavor! I make this recipe all the time. And this is a no failure recipe. I like to use dark brown sugar because I like slightly dark brown on the top layer of the cake when you turn the cake. You can use light brown sugar too.It is raining heavily outside and as I sit at my work desk and see this outside, I’m desperately craving for this fruity – juicy cake with a hot cup of tea or coffee. when I was…

Eggless Mango and Semolina Mini Muffin

Ok … ok … I do agree with you that like most of you I am also in love with this wonder fruit called mango! I already have shared many recipes of mangoes and yes… yet to share some more! This is the season of mango so why not to try different recipes with it! Last time when I was making Mango Kheer I was thinking of baking a cake with it. So I though why not a muffin and that to with semolina! This is a super easy recipe with a very few ingredients and of course in a…

Banana Cake

I am a hardcore fan of tea cakes. This Banana Cake can also be served with tea or coffee or can be served as Banana Bread for breakfast. You all may face the same problem as I face specially during summer times ….. Bananas become very ripe and you are left with no other choice but to throw them in dustbin. But with this cake recipe you can make a nice moist cake very easily. So here it is the easiest banana cake to make, just right for using up those very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl! Note: ~…

Badami Aloo (Dry Potato Curry with Peanut)

The “Badami Aloo” recipe is pretty much like the way any other dum aloos are made. I have used some yogurt and roasted peanut paste and garnished with crushed peanuts. The potatoes are parboiled and then fried in mustard oil. It’s smooth and nutty gravy is perfect for dinner with some hot fulkas/roties or poories (Indian flat bread). “Badami Aloo” is named so because the dish is cooked with peanut and so as to let the potatoes soak in the flavour from gravy. This is not a traditional dish. Once some guests came to our place for dinner and there…