Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines πŸ™‚

In English, ‘peaches and cream’ is the term used for smooth, attractive, unblemished complexion with pleasing coloring. While in Hindi, ‘aadu’ is a North Indian slang for idiot! Both Peach and Aadu are the names of the same fruit. So, how can their reference in two different languages vary to such a great extent? This…

Aam Ki Kheer 😊

It’s a lovely mango and rice pudding infused with the richness of nuts and candied fruits. An apt summer dessert. The recipe (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 medium sized mangoes 2 cups full fat milk 1.5 tbsp rice 1/2 tsp ghee 1/4 cup sugar 20 almonds 20 unsalted pistachios 12 candied cranberries Method: 1. Soak almonds…

Vegan Choco Banana Muffins 😊

When vegetarian food is devoid of even any by-product of an animal or better still any living creature, it is called vegan food. In layman’s term we can say that vegetarian food devoid of dairy based products is vegan food. Veganism is on a perpetual rise since last few years. It happens to be one…

Raw Mango Chutney 😊

Sweet & sour aka khatti-meethi Raw Mango Chutney is a must in our household during summer. From last few years, I have been toying with assorted recipes, ranging from simple to complex, along with my personal brainstorming infused into the recipes at hand, till I found this perfect one, popularly known as Kokub’s Green Mango…

Mango Custard 😊

A simple and seasonal dessert, best served when chilled. Recipe of Mango Custard (Serves 3) Ingredients: 1 medium sized mango 1.5 cups full cream milk 3 tbsp sugar 4 tsp custard powder 0.5 tsp finely chopped pistachios Method: 1. Peel, deseed and cut the mango into medium sized pieces. Using a mixer, make a pulp…

Pudina Chaach 😊

A tasty and thirst quenching summer coolant. Pudina Chaach (Serves 2) Ingredients: 1 cup fresh curd 1 cup chilled water 1/3 cup mint/pudina leaves finely chopped 1 small green chilli finely chopped 1/4 tsp rock salt 1/3 tsp salt 1/4 tsp saunth/dry ginger powder 3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder Method: 1. Keep aside 2 mint…

Badam Daab Sharbat 😊

Ours is one if those households, wherein every Holi, bottles of Badam and Thandai Sherbats are bound to enter the kitchen via self purchase or as gifts (well, we also gift them) and barring 3-4 times around the Holi festival, they are never to be opened again for any kind of consumption but stored till…