Naan Khatai – Eggless Indian Biscuits

As a child, every visit to a bakery would mean coming back with a bag full of eggless cookies popularly known as naan khatai to pair with our evening tea or often eaten as a snack. In fact we don’t even call our cookies, cookies. They are addressed as biscuits if you ever visit a local…

Make summer meals a scrumptious affair with bowls of chilled mango kheer.

Mango Kheer

Sweets are an integral part of every festival in Indian culture. With Eid just a few days ahead of us, I am already planning to keep a cozy get together at home for all my lovely girlfriends and their children while my husband is away on a work trip. Fortunately he will be flying on…

Rich and exotic, yet simple and easy mango mousse recipe with only three ingredients makes for a delicious summer treat.

Mango Mousse Jars

If you have ever lived in Bombay, chances are very rare that you have missed an iconic mango cream from Haji Ali Juice Center set against the backdrop of the majestic Haji Ali Dargah. Their branch in Oud Mehta in Dubai, carries a similar scent of fresh fruit juices and grilled sandwiches mixed with nostalgia…

A La Italiana Brunch at Kempinski Ajman

Summers have arrived in the UAE. That means spending more time indoors and finding for staycation deals post Ramadan, for me. Fortunately, all the seven emirates in the country are within few hours of driving distance, which means exploring places to eat, stay and rejuvenate without having to hop into a plane. Recently, we had…

Afternoon Tea at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

It is hard to say when I started loving tea so much and appreciating each smooth sip, but I’ve come far from just karak or masala teas ruled in most Indian homes. In Dubai, tea is easily accessible. Whether procuring an AED 1 cup from cafeterias in Old Dubai to drinking it from posh and…

Beautiful strands of delicate pasta cooked with prawns and spices such as red chilli, cumin and turmeric for a comforting meal; that is attractive and easy to make.

Comforting Prawns Spaghetti in Spices

I carry a dream in my heart to visit Italy, learn their language and watch them cook effortlessly in their home-kitchens, just like how they show us in movies. Until then, I pamper myself with potent Italian stews, cooking pastas and their breads to keep my fantasies alive. When I received an invite to celebrate…

Pita Bhel – Fusion Indian Street Food

If there is one thing I miss in extreme, living away from Bombay, is the city’s street food culture. We do not have a dearth of tiny restaurants selling pani puris or bhel puris in Dubai but it takes away the joy of going out with friends to a beach side or taking a shopping…

Neapolitan Pizza at 800 Degrees, City Centre Deira

We aren’t the biggest fans of mall dining although we love to discover independent food chains after a shopping spree than carrying a beeper in an over-crowded food court or sitting inside a popular chain where dining is busy and impersonal. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria at Deira City Centre is situated between hugely standard favorites in…

Before summer begin to reduce our open excursions to nil, here are six simple steps to rock your next BBQ picnic, without a backyard, in UAE's open parks.

Six Steps to Rock that BBQ Picnic

Augment of winter reasonably decipher to a season of barbecue or camping or both in the UAE and we’d be soon bidding an adieu to this climate sooner than we’d wish to. Well, we didn’t really had a winter per se, a little below 22C is abundant for outdoor activities and to ignore the fact that hot…

Thermomix Demo Morning With DoinDubai

I love simpler gadgets and gadgets that make life simpler. That sounds like a self-confession, isn’t it? I was invited by Monica Kapila of DoinDubai along with other food bloggers for a lunch at Thermomix office as a part of her Blogger Managed Events to come and see the versatility of this German machine. I’ve…