Category: strawberries

Carpe Diem: A Lesson in Refrigeration

Carpe Diem: A Lesson in Refrigeration

It struck me as I was throwing out a ziplock bag full of once-frozen strawberries that had now turned a bag of red liquid with bits of mouldy berries floating in it. I had frozen them last season in the hope of conjuring up an Almond and Strawberry Tea Cake off season or making virtuous […]

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

My local fruit vendor told me recently that he can now procure “egg-jotic” fruits for me at a day’s notice. These exotic fruits being my favourite berries–raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blueberry–apart from rambutan and other Asian favourites. Without so much as a blink of the eye, I promptly placed my order for a box each of […]

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Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Playing mum to a pair of newborn twin boys and a hyperactive kindergartner while working on one’s debut book is not easy; take it from me. I am lucky to have help from family and staff, and most days, I barely cook anything beyond breakfast, if at all. Mrs. B’s repertoire is limited; she cooks […]

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Easy Strawberry Tart (Video)

A trip to Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, has become an annual tradition of sorts. Of course, it gets cool (cold) in the hills and compared to the negligible winter  of Mumbai, it is a good opportunity to bring out the cardigans and shawls. And socks. Socks are important. Every […]

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Top 10 Winter recipes on My Jhola

Top 10 Winter recipes on My Jhola

I’m just back from a quick weekend getaway in Jodhpur, where I was invited to the launch of a book on the Temple Food of India. The weather was cool, the night a little a nippy. With my friends I gorged on the mirchi vadas and pyaaz ki kachoris that Jodhpur is famous for and […]

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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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Recipe video: How to make Quick-fix Orange Panna Cotta

When I first started cooking, my mum introduced me to this recipe and I made it for every little party that happened. I made a pineapple version, which I am particularly partial to. To this day, my closest friends insist I have a portion each of this for them when they come to dinner. It […]

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