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 the milk out of the coconut, watch unblinkingly as the cashews … Continue 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 and time again. Pannacotta literally, in italian, means cooked cream and … Continue 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 in font of their friends. However, as much as i have … Continue reading Resistance is futile…..when it comes to chocolate !