Monday, 29 December 2014

Dolder inspired Scones

Tell me how many times it has happened to you that when you  have tried something somewhere in a nice Resturant and immediately want to try it out at home. It happens to me all the time. This time of the year there are nice goodies everywhere. This last weekend R picked me after work, then we met M and just spontaneously we decided to go to Dolder for a drink. People from downtown Zürich all know Dolder. It is one special Hotel and it has a great view.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Namak Paare

Namak Pare नमक पारे is a savoury snack made at the time of festivals in India. Its very popular at the time of Deepawali and Holi too. Out of other little snacks I made this Diwali, I made these too and they are gone by now. I bought a bowl full for my Italian friends and they were gone like hot cakes. Its a very minimal ingredient recipe and it tastes great with a hot chai or even a glass of Wine like my friends did.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Matar Pulav (Rice with Peas)

Heidi! this one is for you:

Who does not love Basmati Rice! Basmati Rice on one hand is a very simple dish to cook but at the same time a delicate one too. Here I am giving you a simple recipe of Rice with sweet Peas and whole spices.

Here is what you will need for 4 people:


- 300 gms of Basmati Rice
- 50 gms of frozen peas (if available fresh shelled ones)
- 1 tbsp Ghee/Butter/Oil
- 4-5 bay leaves
- 3-4 black big cardamom
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 3-4 cloves
- salt to taste
- 550 ml of water

Friday, 3 October 2014


You can find my upcoming courses on the Klubshule Migros website.

If you are looking to book a private course for an event, a birthday part or just a girls get together. I would be happy to organize it for you at my home kitchen. Do write me or call me to discuss it.

Below are few of the glimpses of my courses at Migros, Cooking club and private course.

I look forward to hear from you.  

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Hummus was the second dish which I cooked with Maria. It comes originally from Egypt but is widely eaten in Turkey, Israel or its wise to say throughout the Middle east.

It is high in protein and dietary fibre because of the Chic peas and Tahini (sesame paste) It is super simple to make and its really healthy and delicious. You can make it from the scratch by soaking the chic peas and cooking them or you could very well use a can (but trust me doing by scratch is worth it) It can be eaten in different ways too like a spread, a vegetable dip, as a condiment for the Falafel roll and it also makes a great picnic and lunch box meal.

Apple, Plum and Fig Chutney

Fall is the time for real good Apples and you can still find some good plums and figs too. Now that since we have a Schreber garden with half an apple tree, I have so many apples which I use to make Pies (Wähe), Chutneys, Crumble.

This recipe needs very few ingredients and very little time too.

Here is what you will need:

Friday, 11 July 2014

Samosas by Batto Bua


Who doesn't know the good old Samosa. There are different ways to make Samosas and with different fillings too. My aunt (Bua in Hindi) gave her recipe on my facebook page and now I am posting it here on the blog. I tried it too and they are delicious. In our joint family we all the cousins grew up together and I still remember when I was a teenager once she taught me how to make Palak-Tamater (Spinach with tomatoes) and I still remember one of her tips while cooking Spinach, she said to use less salt while cooking palak, because, spinach is a bit saltish, you can always taste and add it later, not sure if she remembers.

Couscous with Maria

Last week me and Maria we did a cooking afternoon. It was sort of a Barter system thingy we did. I showed Maria some simple dishes and she took some amazing pictures. It was real fun. Here is how we made our Couscous:

Here is what you will need for 4 people


To prepare the Couscous:

- 2 Cups Couscous
- 3 and half cups boiling water
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- about 1 tsp of curry powder (any one by choice)
- good glog of olive oil

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Summer Pasta

The best tomatoes you can eat are from Spring to summer and now-a-days you find such good red, ripe cherry tomatoes too. Last weekend I made a simple Capelline with Cherry tomatoes and everyone loved it. It is one of those everyday pleasures which you can make in a jiffy.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Moong Sprout Salad (one pot meal)

I was super hungry after doing tonnes of things for the morning and still had loads to do but was not in the mood for a big cooking, as I was alone for lunch too. But I sure wanted to eat something filling, fresh and easy. So I started hunting in the fridge and I found freshly made Sprouts and of course some veggies and BINGO! I thought lets do a sprout salad. It was a one pot meal of good protein (sprouts) carbs(potato) and fresh veggies. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Simple Tomato Soup

This is a very simple tomato soup with a few ingredients. The girls love this kind of soup. Now since we get great tomatoes in this season I use lot of tomatoes in my cooking. 

Here is what you will need: for 4 medium bowls 

Home made Lemonade


Who doesn't like Lemonade and that too, home made one! I made a simple one which you can keep for about a week in the fridge. Its better to make it for a weekend, or for a summer party. Its a super simple recipe. You can get creative with it and add either fresh mint leaves, little blueberries or even make it a bit salty by adding some normal salt and rock salt to it. In my MIL`s house I remember they also used to add ground fennel seeds, was also quite nice, but the base is always the same. Back home its called as Shinkanjee, that's the drink we used to get a lot in the summer days and if you had a instant visitor this could be something which could be whisked very quickly. 

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