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Jalebi

Crunchy on the outside and juicy inside, rustic golden spirals that make a centerpiece at every festival in India – Jalebi! People like it for breakfast and people like it for dessert. Some like it hot and crispy, others prefer it soft and at room temperature. It can be either served with sweet rabdi or with cold sour yogurt. It’s tough to not pick one when you see a pile of Jalebi gleaming in golden syrup.

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Roasted Garlic and Cilantro Bread

Golden crust and soft delicate crumbs, this Roasted Garlic and Cilantro Bread is a NO KNEAD, easy YEAST bread that needs no stand mixer to prepare the dough. The flavor combination of roasted garlic with fresh cilantro is amazing and to that I added some chili flakes for mild heat. It’s a delicious any day bread to be enjoyed with soup, open toast or sandwich.

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Sourdough Starter

This sourdough starter recipe is simple. I  used two most commonly found flours in any kitchen – all purpose flour (maida) and wheat flour. The wheat flour that I used for my starter was atta/chapati flour that I get from Indian stores. You have to start this journey keeping one thing in mind - sourdough starter takes time to develop and strengthen. You cannot rush the process. 

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No Knead Bread – QUICK and EASY

Golden crust on the outside and soft on the inside, this QUICK and EASY No Knead bread had become my go-to bread. You don’t need a stand mixer, and unlike most recipes, this bread comes together very quickly. NO 12 Hours, just 2 hours of resting and 45 minutes of baking time. And as the name says, it calls for no kneading at all.

Cranberry Nut Swirl Bread featuredlink to Spiced Cranberry and Nut Swirl Bread – Guest Post by Soma @ eCurry

Spiced Cranberry and Nut Swirl Bread – Guest Post by Soma @ eCurry

After few horrible turbulences and long flight hours, I finally reached home :) The weather is neither cold nor too warm and surprisingly, I am enjoying the humidity. It's hardly been a day and I have already eaten a lot of my favorite dishes. I am sure to gain some holiday weight ;) Our first guest during the holiday season is Soma from eCurry whose recipes have always been a hit at my home. I have learnt a lot from her, like how to make the perfect Butter Chicken or how to make Naan and also my favorite - Sondesh.

Aalu Methi Naan | Playful Cookinglink to Aalu Methi Naan – Guest Post for Chef Dennis @ A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis

Aalu Methi Naan – Guest Post for Chef Dennis @ A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis

How is the festive season going for you guys? I can feel it everywhere; shopping malls are always packed, halloween costumes are getting stitched and kids are all excited about the 'treat or trick'; it's the fun time of the year :) A delicious meal doesn't call for any celebration or festival but all celebrations or festivals calls for a delicious meal. This festive month, for the first time in my life, I have been cooking non-stop and enjoying every bit it. Few days back, I tried making Stuffed naan and kind of surprised myself with how perfect they came out!

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Baigan Bharta (Roasted Mashed Eggplant) Pizza

Don't get alarmed by the name.. give me a chance to explain. When I was working in Bangalore, every Friday, I and my friend had to work on this boring task of allocating resources to the projects. I am not going to go into a detailed explanation of the task but believe me when I say that for those few months, this was one hell of a friday job that made us go crazy at times.