Spinach, corn & feta mini tarts

Before heading out for a short break in Oman last weekend, we had the pleasure of bringing in little festive cheer into our home after the bags were packed and we waited to drive alongside the beautiful Gulf of Oman next day . I know I have said this a zillion times but I love spending…

Butter Chicken Pizza

Without a second thought, I love everything Indian while I appreciate the culture and surroundings around me. This desi heart always crave for one dish off the menu that I must have eaten a gazillion times and no shame in accepting that I will be that person on the table to order butter chicken everytime…

Cheese and Zaatar Bread

One of the things I like about living away from India is the avenues it has opened in food arena for me. Back in Bombay, I had never eaten Middle Eastern food. So when I first landed in Dubai, the concept of hummus, falafels, zaatar, sumac, molasses, labneh etc, were all quite new to me.…

No-bake cherry tart with oreo base

It is kind of interesting how one recipe can lead you to the other. Like the one I am posting today and the cherry chocolate muffin I wrote about last week are in some way related. First of all I cannot keep myself from buying the blushing boxes of cherries I spot in the market these days – I feel…

Cherry Cadburry Muffins

When you are living in United Arab Emirates, it automatically become painless to have a produce at an easy disposal from around the World and throughout the year on the never-ending aisles of enormous size supermarkets here. After years of living off an access to strawberries, cherries, kiwis, grapes, apples, basil, broccoli as and when our hearts…

Strawberry Jam Donut Muffins

If you are living in the Middle East, you’d know that Sunday mornings are very slow. The struggle to get out of the bed, run back and forth from the kitchen to a bedroom to wake up the little one for school is so dreary it wouldn’t allow the peace you want. It is that…

Whole Wheat Vegetarian Pizza

Like many children, Little A is very fond of pizza and all other kind of junk food available at an easy disposal. Though I rigorously don’t restrict the consumption of these or refuse him point blank whenever the demand arise, I prefer cooking it up for him at home from the scratch than buying from a…

Carrot and Oat Muffins

The skies have become clear and the days much warmer. Summer is here. I have reminisced the winter season and last few months in more words than I would have fancied in one of my previous posts’ “Winter in Dubai”. I am finally beginning to take in, that the season is changing and there is nothing I…

Pesto Cheddar Savory Muffins

It isn’t water but it is tea that I need to put in my stomach first thing in the morning.More like recharging me to take all that the day has to offer, I suppose. At the crack of dawn not thinking much to snooze an alarm, I head to the kitchen to fill a sauce pan with…

September Baking Challenge – Turkish Bread, Simit.

Another month and another challenge up on the sleeves of a small Facebook community of avid bakers who love to virtually bake together and share some love. Each month, the moment an email pops up from Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen giving details and a recipe for next month’s challenge I am as excited as any child could be, re-reading…