Category: carbohydrates

A third set of grandparents and a recipe for fruitcake

As grandmothers go, she fit the bill perfectly. Her softly starched, block printed or sheer woven Chanderi sarees would whisper as she walked slowly around the house, depending heavily on her walking stick, her arthritic feet protesting every step. The four thin bangles around her wrist had thinned with age and hung loosely over her […]

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In Defense of Yeast

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake Ingredients for the cake: 100 gms. plain flour (maida) 100 gms. butter (at room temperature or softened in the microwave) 100 gms. caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract a small pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter) 2 tablespoons milk Ingredients for the filling […]

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Cheat’s Haandvo Recipe (Baked!)

Cheat’s Haandvo Recipe (Baked!)

Almost every corner kirana (grocery) store in Mumbai stores little plastic packs of Idli, Khaman (Yellow dhokla), Dhokla (the white kind), and Theplas, each with a small pack of appropriately paired chutney or Chhundo (a raw mango relish) or green chile and mustard pickle. These make for a quick pickup–on a particularly uncreative morning, a […]

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Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

{Scroll down for the giveaway winners!} All of last year, I spent in wrapping some projects up, writing my book, being pregnant, and then of course, I almost went in hiding while I got used to being the mother of three children. One of the things I have really missed in all this time, is […]

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Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

I am not one to write posts about a year gone by. Reflections are lessons of a personal nature, and resolutions are best kept secret, I think (save oneself from embarrassment!). But 2014 has been…different. It warrants documentation, if not for anything else, at least so I can look back and gain strength and inspiration […]

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{New video series} Everyday Gourmet | Cinnamon French Toast

First, a big, big thank you to everyone that’s subscribed to our YouTube channel and offered us help, advice, props, ideas, and humour. What started as a fun little afternoon between a food-obsessed sister and a camera-obsessed brother has now evolved into something so loved and appreciated by a large community, and we are grateful […]

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