Black-Tea Smoked Salmon in a pot (without a smoker)

Smoking food is an ancient technique. It is said that smoking dates back to the time of primitive cavemen. Seems caves or chimney-less huts had smoke trapped inside. When hunters would hangs meat in such dwellings, it would dry out with a distinct flavour and would remain preserved for long. That is how smoking began….

Crème brûlée – its actually not that complicated!

Found this post in my drafts!! Wonder why I didn’t post it!! So somewhere last year I tired making the Crème Brûlée…for a person who doesn’t speak French like me, this name sends shivers down the spine. But the process wasn’t that bad actually. This is one of the French desserts which is actually not…

Some new posts and a big hello!!

Hi Didi and Daibi, This last one year we haven’t posted anything on our Blog. But obviously that doesn’t mean we haven’t cooked or enjoyed experimenting new foods or recipes! We all have just been a bit lazy…ok very lazy and have been posting things directly on Facebook instead of writing here. As we are…

Plump Yellow Peppers stuffed with Ricotta & Potato

Plumpy peppers…a really old but all time favourite with all categories of people…I, for instance love to cut it into half and see all the juices and stuffing ooze out..it is a big favourite among Europeans and Latin Americans who use a variety of ingredients to make the stuffing. Different countries have different names for…

Shikampuri Kebab (stuffed meat tikki/patties)

As usual…..I did the vanishing act, again 🙂 but have a good reason for that this time…Ma and Baba were here to stay with us in Melbourne…Oh! What a wonderful time we had together…visiting Tasmania where we went to Hobart, the 2nd oldest settlement of Australia and New Norfolk (a rusty old town rich in…

No-Bake Sinful Dark Chocolate and Brandy Butter Pecan Tart

Didi, Daibi, where have you guys vanished??? Our dear blog and I are really sad and missing you two..your comments, your posts and your photographs!! 😦 😦 Please take out some time from your busy schedules and write to me…please… Last week my in-laws left for Kolkata…they stayed with us for 2.5 months and we…

Quick Fruit Cream Trifle with Blueberry and Kiwi

Woooooow Didi!! This is called coming back with a BANG!!! That No-bake Cheesecake looks as divine as the freshly made plate of Tagliatelle.  Am glad that you realised how easy pasta-making was…now-a-days I even make whole-wheat pasta and sometimes add boiled spinach or tomato puree for healthy & colorful versions! Last time I added few…

Quick Mango Pancakes for a school-day breakfast

Dearest Dakhina, Yesterday it rained so much that we were confined to the house in the evening and Riz couldn’t play football, so we whiled away some time by watching a food programme. In a diner somewhere in the American hinterland, a portly chef was turning out fluffy pancakes literally swimming in butter. And Riz,…