Sajjige Rotti with a dash of my spiritual journey

After a super hot and humid October, Mumbai breathed a sigh of relief this morning with a gush of cool breeze into our homes. Early mornings are my favourite time. Hot cup of chai, newspaper and the rising sun. No where in the world does sunrise feel so pure and healing. Guess I am biased 🙂  The…

Fried Modak for Ganesh Chaturti / Chauti

Ganapati or Ganesha is one of the most loved Hindu gods.  My childhood stories often involved him and his funny adventures. Stories passed down generations talk about his love for food. Chaturti or his birthday is therefore a celebration of food in all its glory. Sweets, savoury, cripsy, various kinds of culinary delights are prepared to please him and…

Hummus

Very excited to write my first recipe post sitting in my room in Mumbai. This is one of my favourite dips. It also doubles up as a healthy spread on whole wheat toast with some sliced cucumbers. I generally prefer more garlic and red chilli in mine. To start preparing it, either take one can of chickpeas or if…

The Spiced Nut

Today I changed the name of my blog to The Spiced Nut. My old blog was a mix of life snippets and food posts. I wanted to focus more on food recipes and photography posts in this new space. It was a good time for this change, since I took a year and a half’s break from blogging altogether!…

Merry Berry Cobbler

A new friend we met via Leo (Yes dogs can be a reason to make new friends) from one of his  off-leash parks date was visiting me over the weekend for coffee. I wanted to bake something simple with three things in my mind. Bake under one hour Cool off just enough so that it…

Mafalda pasta with Mussels

Mafalda pasta with Mussels, a photo by Parinita on Flickr. Mafalda pasta are long wide, flat versions of the spaghetti family with fancy rippled edges. I shot this as one of my earlier assignments of food photography using daylight. The final image included props but this photo is very close to my heart and it…

Easy Canapés

My chef husband has earned a certain reputation for excellent canapés and amuse-bouche ideas at all his workplaces. At home as well, he can make something very simple look truly exotic. So this saturday while hosting GaGa’s birthday with Ambika I took his inspiration and created two kinds of canapés in my style! Had spotted cute little toasts in Fred Meyer….