Watermelon Limeade

So the other day, we went overboard and made loads of limeade (or rather the concentrate). To use it all up, I started blending it with other fruits to make fruit limeades and also with soda to make fresh lime soda. My favorite version was that of the watermelon limeade. Really easy to put together…

Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger/Garlic paste is one meal prep item that is almost permanent in all Indian homes. You may find homes that make a fresh batch for each use (my mom) and also those homes that make a large batch (that’s me). A paste that takes very little time to prepare and is almost a must for…

Spiced Chickpea or Chana Masala

I am amongst those who crave easy home made meals and at the same time, love quick fix meals. On days we want  something simple to call dinner, this is one the recipes that comes to mind. This also, doubles as a an excellent snack and very, very handy when you have guests coming in…

Dinner at Beit Al Tanour

My husband and I had been meaning to try out this lovely looking restaurant in Al Nasr for a while now and finally had the opportunity on Thursday evening. The Al Nasr street which nestles several popular eateries is a hard one to get to and parking can be quite a challenge. Once we entered…

Onion Fritters

Think of onion fritters and think comfort food. Also called as pakoras, hajjis or bhajiya These easy to make, crispy fritters are just delicious and don’t have to be spicy. Made with sliced onions, gram flour or besan and spices;  these take no time to come together. The gram flour is easily available in the Indian section of supermarkets. Start…

Delicious Meatballs/Kofta Curry

This curry is one of those comforting meals that are just perfect to end the day with or be proud of in a gathering. Easy to make, with ingredients easily available at home, this sure is a recipe for keeps. The best part, you can keep it as spicy you would like to, skipping the…

Sohour at Four Seasons Doha’s Ramadan Tent

Welcome to another fancy Ramadan tent of Doha. This is a small ‘tent’ as opposed to several other tents but the lovely blue and gold interiors are striking. I have to admit that the service here was excellent and one of the best I had experienced in a long time in Doha. There are several…

Nutella Cupcakes

Do we ever say no to cupcakes? No, we don’t. I am all for making home made, easy to prepare cupcakes. And these Nutella cupcakes are just that. Easy and delicious. Kids are going to love it. Make them without Nutella and still yum (good for school lunches). I made these for the first time…

Making Self-Raising Flour

If you are an avid baker, you would have come across the self raising flour which is (usually) easily available in the market and straightforward to use for cupcakes, cookies and more. If for any reason you are unable to find it or run out it, you can easily make it at home. Here’s a simple…

Fruit Popsicles – Summer is Here!

Come summer and we are ready for some popsicles and coolers. Make them with fruit and greek yoghurt; and your midday snack is sorted. Make smoothies and turn them into popsicles – excellent for fussy eaters. Super easy to make and the combinations are endless. Sneak in super foods – strawberries, blueberries, flax powder, ginger…