Persian Rose and Pistachio cake

This enchanting cake reminds me of a Persian garden in the late spring, adorned with the floral scent of rose water and citrus, and decorated with bright green pistachios. If it is not devoured in one sitting, the oil in the ground almond base ensures a moist, densely textured cake that will keep well forContinue reading “Persian Rose and Pistachio cake”

Chettinad pepper fry

Chettinad Chicken pepper fry –This is one of my fav dry chicken recipes, cooks in a jiffy. Love the flavour of pepper. Goes very well with chilled beer, espc on this weather!!!! Marinade chicken with turmeric pd, salt.Dry roast and grind handful of coriander seeds and  peppercorns each, 1tsp cumin seeds, 2 red chillies.Fry gree Continue reading “Chettinad pepper fry”

Ammu’s Kadala Prathaman (paayasam )

Onam and Vishu , two of the festivals that I used to wait for eagerly during childhood, not because of the new clothes or puja but because of this heavenly paayasam. I would excitedly hang around my grand mother in the kitchen, fascinated by the strength in her old, distorted fingers as they squeezed theContinue reading “Ammu’s Kadala Prathaman (paayasam )”

Mango Raspberry Pannacotta: For the ultimate wow-factor

Presentation is the key to success, my teacher always stated…..and this is the main theme of this dessert. Its beautiful and deceptively easy to create. It needs only 4 ingredients and can be made well in advance . I made it the other day and now i know that I will be making it time andContinue reading “Mango Raspberry Pannacotta: For the ultimate wow-factor”

Resistance is futile…..when it comes to chocolate !

There is what i call the ‘MUMMY PYRAMID’ that all mums dream about. This is the top mum who is always there for the kids, all their matches, parent teacher meetings (omg), who bakes lovely cakes and has amazing parties for them and who is always discrete so as not to embarrass the kids inContinue reading “Resistance is futile…..when it comes to chocolate !”