Yoghurt Cake with Passionfruit Syrup

It was a special occasion. We were invited to a friend’s place for a steamboat lunch. It meant hanging out at an amazing home with an amazing company while enjoying a delicious meal involving dumplings, noodles, prawns, tofu and the list goes on. It was my kind of food heaven. So what would you take to…

Coconut Cream Bread Made Easy!

Baking cakes is a stress buster for me. Really, I could be having the most challenging of days but once the cake tin is sitting pretty in the oven – all’s well with the world. For afternoon tea, I have always relied on Banana Bread. Whilst I still stand by that recipe, it is always a good idea…

Aate ka Halwa, Dessert for the Soul

There are desserts and then there are desserts. But there is simply no comparison with Aate ka halwa. Made from the simplest of Indian pantry items, it has a clean flavour that bowls me every time! So if I am ever craving something sweet, Aate ka Halwa always comes to the rescue. Aate ka Halwa, Dessert for…

No Sugar Cheesecake

You would have to be living on another planet if you have not heard of Kayla Itsines. She is an absolute legend. I admire her for what she stands for – inspiring women to be the best version of themselves. Honestly, I am yet to try out her #bbg fitness program but one day I…

Zarda: Sweet Rice & All the Things Nice

I am biryani crazy. I love basmati rice cooked to perfection together with a spicy meat curry as the crispiness of green chilli makes friends with refreshing notes of mint. That’s just one. I can come up with a million descriptors trying to do justice to perhaps the best thing that happened to human kind. That…

Tea time Blueberry Puffs

“There is always time for tea.” Never were more truer words spoken, especially in the Khan household. Making tea is a special everyday occasion, lovingly made in my first waking moment as the sunlight makes its way through the darkened early morning sky.  I can literally make it on auto mode with my eyes closed….

Save the Chocolate, Brownie!

Chocolates are an indulgence most enjoy. Almost! Of course, there are preferences that may from time to time lead to excessive accumulation of ‘a’ certain type of chocolate. In my case, that would be dark chocolate. I like my chocolate in a less intense concoction infused with a sugary sweetness that is best advised to…

No Fail Carrot Cake with Frosting

Okay, I admit it. I love looking at pretty cakes but when it comes to replicating them, I am sometimes like a toddler with crayons. The feeling is devastating and I have been there quite often. That said, what will you say to a cake recipe that I tried and it looked nowhere close to the one…