May 29, 2014

{Easy Indian Breakfast Recipes} Light and Fluffy Sponge Dosa | Step by Step Recipe

Learn how to make the softest dosas ever! A typical dosa is a traditional favorite in every South Indian kitchen. Today's recipe, aptly named as Sponge Dosa has been made many many times in ours is a new family favorite. Give it a try and you will enjoy it immensely. :-)

May 26, 2014

I for Iguru | Vanakaya Kodi Guddu Iguru | Eggplant and Egg Curry | Andhra Recipes

Learn how to make a combination which is as appetizing as it sounds - eggplant and egg curry. Have you ever tried that? Served with hot steaming rice and ghee this recipe is sure to please all, especially egg lovers like me. With minimal ingredients, this perfect weeknight dish can be made from start to finish in less than half an hour!

May 22, 2014

[Recipe Redux | Cooking With Tea] Green Tea Broth with Rice Noodles and Vegetables Recipe

"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? I am glad I was not born before tea.”
 ~ Sir Philip Sidney

Learn how to make a soothing broth with green tea, noodles and vegetables. The opening quote by Sir Philip Sidney should give you guys an idea on how crazy I am about my daily cuppa of tea. It is a therapeutic morning ritual of sorts with specific steps & amounts and I never tend to steer away from them!  :-) The benefits of tea are many and I have used it in almost all forms like in smoothiesmade a cool iced version of it to beat the scorching summer heatphotographed a cup umpteen number of times and even read books on it. If you are looking for one energizing and invigorating chai, then check out this recipe. You will love it. 

May 19, 2014

[Meatless Monday] H for Hara Bhara Kebabs (Spinach Patties) | H for Happy! + a chance to win one of three copies of "Rainbows in the Desert and Other Stories" book

Learn how to make an easy vegan appetizer recipe that is sure to please your friends and family. 'Hara Bhara' literally translates to 'All things Green'. Though traditionally it is spinach that is used for this recipe, feel free to replace with any firm greens on hand. Taste will slightly vary and I recommend blanching them lightly before using in the patty mixture. As an accompaniment, try this killer no-cook coriander chutney (from BongMom's cookbook ). :-)

May 12, 2014

Amma's Recipes | G for Gavvalu | Andhra Style Sweet Shells

Amma's recipes is one such column on this blog, which is very close to my heart. These are the recipes which my mother perfected over many many years and reflects how awesome a cook she is. It is also fun to just photograph once in a while, without thinking about what and how to make a recipe, worrying whether it would turn out well or not. She Cooks, I Photograph. That is the deal. :-) If you guys have any questions, do drop in a line or comment. My mom will be more than happy to answer all of them.

A few my favorite keeper recipes from Amma's collection - [Summer Special] Instant Dosavakaya (Dosa Avakai) and Instant Mango Pickle | Eggplants stuffed with a Spice paste | Nagori Poori with Paneer Korma | Amma's 15 minute Tomato Rasam (Soup)

May 5, 2014

[Photography] Bread Baking Workshop | Escapades Culinary Studio | Hyderabad

Of all the countless reasons why I absolutely love food blogging, one good reason is that it gives me an opportunity to meet & greet people whose work is their passion, who strive day & night to share their love for food and spread the joy around with their earnestness and enthusiasm. Couple of days ago, I was back at Escapades Culinary Studio yet again to shoot Arundati's Bread Baking Class. I had super fun photographing her Christmas Baking Workshop last December and this one was no less lively and jolly. I met a bunch of gorgeous ladies and made a few friends by the end of the day.

Scroll along to view more photographs about what happened during the workshop, the bread we baked and for few other candid shots. There is also short clip at the end of the post where the participants are rolling the bread with such gusto. :-)

If you are in Hyderabad, don't forget to check out the list of upcoming workshops for May. Signup today and be guaranteed to learn tons of recipes which are sure to impress your friends, family and yourself!

A sweet welcoming message. You guys ready for some fresh bread?
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