When luck doesn’t dip

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EK Supermarket is a place close to my house. I visit it every Sunday evening to get the week’s groceries. The management of the store changed in April 2012. In these last 3 months the new management tried to do a promotion by organizing this lucky dip event. I remember joking about the event the last couple of times I went there.  Continue reading

The famous Mavalli Rooms

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MTR,  Bangalore’s Culinary heritage

Here is a glimpse of the famous Mavalli Tiffin Rooms located in Bangalore. They are known world-wide by the name of MTR. I think MTR is the one brand that everybody relates to when it comes to South Indian cuisine. Though its touched heights in the restaurant popularity chart and has also reached international markets with its instant mixes, MTR still continues to wear a simple, humble look that it had decades ago. I have not seen anything really change in the infrastructure of the restaurant since I was a little kid. Even the elderly gentleman who shouts out our name when its our turn, looks exactly the same. He still sits on a wooden stool guarding the entrance to the family hall. Continue reading

My Baby’s Favorite Food – Round up!

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Find more baby food recipes on my Baby Food Site.

Baby Food has always been a confusing subject. Specially since our traditional food is at times so different from what is medically recommended. Moreover, each baby is different and none of them are able to talk about what they really want. That’s what makes this topic a challenging one. Mothers have to just observe their babies while they eat and figure out a way to make nutritious food which is also eaten eventually. Continue reading

Easy Bake Brownies

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I love anything with the word ‘chocolate’ in it. I am always hungry for chocolate and keep looking for ways in which I can add some to my ‘diet’. While surfing around the net I found this easy recipe to bake brownies by Nags. I couldn’t wait much longer to try it out. My girls and I got together this afternoon and got this easy bake brownie out of our oven, safe and sound. Well, not for long because soon after the pictures the brownies vanished. Continue reading

North Indian Thali

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This is our Sunday lunch and believe me its not a typical one. Usually on Sundays, its just simple dal-rice or vegetable pulao for lunch and at night its noodles. Our system is  accustomed to this diet. This Sunday however, we enjoyed a North Indian Spread which I am sending to Srivalli’s Indian Thali Mela. She is celebrating 5 years of blogging and here is wishing her many more such years ahead. Continue reading

My Baby’s Favourite Food – An Event

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Here is an event for all moms, out there. Anything particular your child enjoyed eating as a baby? Please share it with us!

Guidelines for participating :

You can submit old blog posts too, if you like. 3 lucky people will be gifted my e-book60 Great Baby Food Recipes. This book is currently being sold on Amazon. You can also send me a picture of the baby who liked this baby food recipe you are sending. I will include him in the hall of fame on this site 🙂

So get creative and send in your entries on or before June 15th, 2012.

A jazz joins us

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Its been Mayank’s dream to own a jazz, for over a year now. I remember the first time we saw the Ad on TV. Mayank jumped out of his seat, ‘Its here!’ I could sense the excitement in his voice but didn’t know back then that he was serious. He wanted one of those cars which don’t fall in the value-for-money category of cars. However, as time passed I realized he had given his heart to the Honda car. While we drove around town on familiar roads, he knew the exact spots where a jazz would be parked. In the midst of a traffic jam he would spot his jazz and feel better. Sometimes I would tease him saying that he would not overtake a jazz out of sheer respect for the car 🙂 Continue reading

Devil’s Food Cake

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Now I know why this cake is called Devil’s Food Cake. It’s simply sinful ! It’s made with a combination of rich molten chocolate and butter. The taste of this cake is determined by the quality of cooking chocolate used. It can be as delicious as you like. I suggest, you go for the best brand of dark chocolate available near your place. When we are sinning anyway, might as well go all the way 🙂 Continue reading

Published my Baby Food Recipe book

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On Friday, late at night around 11.30 pm, I published my eBook on Baby food recipes. The book is hosted by amazon and is available for a short preview on their site.

Writing this book has been a long journey. I started more than 4 years ago when I introduced Raina (older daughter) to solids. The book was set aside only to be taken out 3 years later when I had Trisha. This time I thought I should document the information well and release it so all moms, like me, could benefit from it. (Trisha is definitely more fussy about food than Raina. So I must thank her for making me put on my thinking cap long enough to write a book :-)) Continue reading

Sunday Special Biryani

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India is filled with so many different versions of rice cooked with vegetables. There is one called tairi in UP which is more like a pulao. Its rice infused with vegetables and cooked without any spicy ground paste. Then there is kashmiri pulao which contains sweet elements like pomegranate seeds and kesar milk. Finally the well-known Hyderabadi Dum Biryani which is heavy due to the addition of curds and spices. In South India, we have masala bhath which also contains the known elements of pulao along with freshly ground coconut. Continue reading