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Orangish Chocolatish Cinnamon Rolls

Orangish Chocolatish Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls were in my baking list from a long time but don’t know why I never made them though I really really love them, in my opinion they are one of the perfect treats to enjoy with coffee and they fit in so well in the breakfast, brunch and tea time menu, they are soft, fluffy, buttery and full of cinnamon. Ingredients: For the rolls: 1 ¾ Cup all-purpose flour 1 Cup whole wheat flour 3 tbsp granulated…

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

This year for the first time I made Tea Masala at home luckily I had all the ingredients required in hand. A dash of Tea Masala can be used in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, trifles or pumpkin cake, instead of opening different jars of spices it is always easy to add a teaspoon of Tea Masala. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp ginger powder 2 Tbsp green cardamom 1 Tsp nutmeg, grated 1 Tsp cloves 1 1/2 Tsp black peppercorns 1 Tbsp gr…

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter “Browndie”

Talking about these gorgeous Browndies, now you must be thinking what the hell is Browndie, so here’s the story for you… When I put them in the oven for baking till then they were suppose to be Blondies but then I got a call from my friend and by the time I checked my oven these ladies looked nowhere near Blondies, when my husband asked me what you made today so I thought for a minute and said Browndie =…

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

This recipe of Chinese Chicken Salad is one of my favorite recipes of Chinese Salad, it has trucks of fresh greens, and vegetables and grilled chicken served with fried wonton wrappers. Now in India also, at Gourmet Food Stores you can easily find readymade Wonton Wrappers or Spring Roll Pastry, it is one must item in my refrigerator, it comes real handy while making wontons or spring rolls for large gather…

Spicy Honey Chicken

Spicy Honey Chicken

Spicy Honey Chicken Wings are quite a popular street food in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, there honey glazed chicken wings are charred over grill and served satay style along with Peanut sauce, OMG!!! I am drooling. When it comes to Street food nothing can beat Asian Street Food Stalls, the air is filled up with inviting aromas and foodies like end up doing over eating. Ingredients: For Marinade: 2 Wh…

Red Harissa

Red Harissa

Harissa is a hot and explosive Moroccan Dip made of loads of variety of chilies and pepper, commonly served in Mediterranean restaurants. Harissa has its roots in Tunisia and slowly it’s popularity reached Libya, Algeria and now Morocco. Ingredients: 1 red bell pepper, whole 10-15 dried long red chilies 4 – 5 small red chilies 3 – 4 cloves garlic Salt, as per taste 1 tsp cumin seeds, roa…

Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

It is always hard to bid goodbye to seasonal fruits and to enjoy taste of seasonal fruits for a longer duration I make fruit jams, few seasonal fruits I have got obsessed with are Plums, Peaches and Pineapples (All P’s!!) Jam for me is the best way o preserve fruits and relish their goodness for a long time. Ingredients: 2 Cups Pineapple Chunks 1 1/2 Cup Sugar, adjust according to the sweetness of Pineap…

Falafel

Falafel

I lived in Kuwait for a few years and had the opportunity to taste some authentic Arabic food. Out of all, hummus is my favorite but I am also a huge fan of the falafel wrap or sandwich. The Arabic food varies throughout the Middle East. Lebanese food is different from the food that I used to eat in Kuwait. The falafel recipe is more or less the same but the wrap is very different. This falafel can be used to make many…

Roast Chicken with Brown Sauce

Roast Chicken with Brown Sauce

We are what we repeatedly do. [Barbecue], then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle* Even though this recipe isn’t a barbeque let’s start with a short history lesson, the word barbecue has attracted several inaccurate origins from folk etymology. The word is derived from the French language, the story goes that French visitors to the Caribbean saw a goat being cooked whole and described the meth…

Cilantro Pesto Dip:

Cilantro Pesto Dip: “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody,…

…even one’s own relatives.” — Oscar Wilde I wasn’t really big on the idea of dips and pestos. They seemed like frippery but I’ve really started to come around as evidenced by this Dip Week. Make a pile of the stuff and put it aside – use it as a sandwich spread, salad dressing, mix with a pile of pasta, as a way of getting green things into your system or to dip carrot and cuc…

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