Category: coffee

Easy Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Easy Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Harini is one of the first food bloggers I met in Mumbai, and we instantly became friends. It’s not very difficult to make friends with Harini–she’s a transparent soul, full of life and vigour–chatty, well-read, superlatively talented (she can stitch, embroider, crochet, style, photograph, is a phenomenal cook…) and most importantly, she is very kind. She’s […]

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Best 1 Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe (No butter)

Best 1 Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe (No butter)

If you bake a decadent chocolate cake for my birthday, I will probably be a tad bit disappointed. I know. “80% ” means little to me. I’d rather take a fruit-based cake instead. Or even a plain and simple pound cake. But. I have my moments. I sometimes crave a small square of good, dark […]

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Plum Jam and Vanilla Mascarpone Roulade

Plum Jam and Vanilla Mascarpone Roulade

I share my mum’s love for Roulades. Swiss Rolls, as they are known in bakeries here. When we were kids, my mum would make a simple butterless sponge sheet and slather it with store-bought mixed fruit jam and roll it up tightly. This would be our 4 o’clock snack or make its way to our […]

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Croissants (and getting published in BBC Good Food)

Croissants (and getting published in BBC Good Food)

It’s been breads, breads, and breads for a while now. Let me start with the highlights: 1. I did a feature for BBC Good Food India–the March issue carries six of my favorite bread recipes (focaccia, multigrain loaf, Nutella pull-apart rolls, dinner rolls, everyday white loaf, and pita) and a small article on the science […]

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Chocolate Cake with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

My dear friend, Rhea Mitra-Dalal loves her coffee. It’s so easy to please her–a good cup of unpretentious coffee and loads of gupshup is usually enough. When her birthday arrived, however, I decided I had to treat her to a little more than just a cup of coffee. I decided to make this Chocolate Cake […]

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Coffee and Hazelnut Biscotti

Coffee and Hazelnut Biscotti

The original, Marathi version of this article appeared in Loksatta on October 6, 2012. When I was a kid, a middle-aged, tall, bearded, slightly annoyed Pathaan dressed in a lungi, kurta and turban would come every Sunday morning to my grandma’s south Mumbai apartment. He carried a large aluminum trunk, its mouth slightly open, spilling […]

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Top 10 Easy Cake Recipes on My Jhola

Top 10 Easy Cake Recipes on My Jhola

Every day, I have at least one e-mail or comment asking for a cake recipe. Turns out, I post cake pictures often enough to prompt people to think of owning an oven and get round to baking good, simple cakes at home. Which is a good thing, eh? I think it’s wonderful to be able […]

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