Wednesday 12 October 2016


Oh my God....!!! am blogging after a year or so... well a lot has happened ..a lot has changed... 
i have another little baby (Little V , our baby boy born in may 2016.. yes we are a family of four now.. and we shifted base from Dubai to Singapore... big changes eh?? 

Anyway i am not a  regular blogger now and i dont blog to compete among the various other blogs... i blog to  note down the experience.. .i blog cos i can recount how i felt trying out a particular recipe...i blog to destress...i blog cos i love writing like i love talking.. i blog as i know there are a few  people who still,yes still ,look forward to some posts from me..  and i also blog because i love taking pics- whether its food pics,jewellery pics(another passion of mine discovered in the last 2 years),pics of places or anything..i love clicking pics..and i also feel that someday my kids may go through these recipes ..they will know  a little more of me..:) ahh.. getting emotional there... okk back here to the post.

So today my recipe is the ever popular brownie..walnut brownie.. for me a bownie without walnuts is imcomplete.My friends tasted it and they loved it,Despite having 4 eggs there was no eggy smell .One of my friends who is a vegetarian made a special remark of this.
These brownies taste great plain but have it warm  with a scoop of vanilla icecream and its heaven.... yumm yummm....
Hoping to be  back here in a few days with another recipe...:)

So here you go..

crunchy crust,chewy inside..

All purpose flour-1 cup
Melted butter 1 cup(used salted butter)
White sugar-2 cups(i used a little less than 2 cups)
Egg-s 4
Vanilla essence- 2 tspn
Cocoa powder-2/3 cup (used hersheys)
Baking powder-1/2 tspn
Chopped walnuts- 1/2 cup (i added more as we all love nuts)

How i made it?

Preheat oven to 180 degress. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa and  baking powder.Gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread the batter evenly into the greased pan.
Bake until skewer inserted comes clean. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

If you halve the recipe,you get flatter more original looking brownies.I wanted more quantity so i compromised on the look :)

Recipe modified from

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Boiled Egg Sandwich

Eggs are the family  favourite now... Boiled eggs omelettes, egg curry.. we seem to be eating a  lot of eggs!!!!These boiled egg sandwiches are easy to make,delicious and nutritious.

My little one s, loves eggs and bread..and these boiled egg sanwiches were the perfect snack to make as  i had some boiled eggs in the fridge and bread too. I tweaked the other ingredients and did it my way and had a quick and easy evening snack  ready.


Eggs,boiled and grated- 4
 White Bread - 8 slices
Fresh Coriander leaves- 2 tablespoons chopped
Black pepper powder - to taste
Grated processed cheese -2 tbspns
Mayonnaise- 4 tbspn


Place the grated eggs in a bowl.Add the coriander leaves , pepper powder, cheese and mayonnaise and mix well.

Arrange 4 bread slices on th ework top.Spread the egg mixture thickly on  each slice.Cover with remaining slices of bread.

Toast in a sandwich toaster and have them hot..This is also a good tiffin /lunchbox option.

 You can add in shredded lettuce leaves and chopped onions into the grated egg.
The original recipe uses parsley leaves.
Toasting it is totally optional . 
You can just cut each sandwich into fingers .

Recipe Source:Tiffins ,Sanjeev Kapoor

Boiled egg sanwiches

Thursday 28 May 2015

Fairy Flyaway Cupcakes

Hellooooo folks... long time no see... ..well don't want to repeat the whole chain of excuses and reasons... ...

I have seen a spurt in the number of likes and i am sure google is upto some mischief.. I have not posted anything in the past 7 months and there has been more than 1000 likes in the last 3 weeks or so....Weird .. right??
Well that's not what is making me post this fairy flyaway cupcakes recipe( also known as butterfly wings cupcake).. its just that after a long time i actually baked.. no that's wrong ...actually and baked and clicked pictures too...Have to admit one thing ..the pictures are not how i would have wanted them to be but at least i clicked a few...:)

This fairyflyaway cupcake recipe is a very easy one and doesn't take much time and no  special ingredients... even if you are "once in a while baker" you will have most ingredients at home...

Recipe adapted from :1 mix , 50 cakes.

175gm Plain White flour
1Tbsp baking powder
175 gm unsalted butter( i used salted Amul butter)
175 gm sugar(recipe calls for golden caster sugar .. did not have .. so did not use)
3 eggs beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
about 1 tbsp milk
coloured sprinkles to decorate.


100 gm unsalted butter softened( i used salted here also)
200 gm icing sugar (i used powdered sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 190 C/375f/gas mark 5 .

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the butter , sugar , eggs and vanilla ectract.Beat well until the mixture is smooth , then stir in enough of the milk to make  a soft dropping consistency.

Divide the mixture into greased cupcake pans or paper cases.Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until risen , firm and golden brown.You can insert a toothpic and check.
Cool the cupcakes.

(You can serve the cupcakes at this stage and they are absolutely yum... before i did the butterfly wings we actually gobbled up one or two).

For the buttercream,beat together the butter  ,sugar and vanilla extract till smooth.

Use a serrated knife to cut a round from th etop of each cupcake , then cut each round in half.Spread or pipe  alittle  of the buttercream on top of each cake, then press the pieces of cake into it to resemble  butterfly wings,Decorate with coloured sprinkles.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Idli Upma

Idli upma.. a very very simple recipe to make from leftover idlis...a good item to be in the lunch box .. a very easy option to satisfy that evening hunger pang..just 5 minutes and its ready..

There are other versions of this  that upma i make , but i am keeping that for later... :)

using up leftover idlis for  a simple upma


Oil or ghee- 1-2 tbspns
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Split white urad dal-1/2tspn
Curry leaves- 6-7
Red chilli flakes - as reqd( or 2-3 dried red chillies)
Idlis-4(cut into small pieces)
Salt- as per taste
Fresh coriander leaves- as reqd

How i made it?

Heat the oil.Put in the mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add in the urad dal and the curry leaves.If you are using dry red chillies ,put that also in.Put in the idli pieces and then add in the chilli flakes.Give a good stir . Add in the salt.When the idlis are fried well , add in the chopped coriander and take off the stove.
Serve with a  hot sup of coffee or tea.
You can make this more spicy but for  a quick snack we at home prefer it this way.

a simple way to use leftover idlis
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