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…

Limeade – For Summer Fun

Just last week a dear friend shared with me a large basket of limes that grew in their garden. How awesome is that! For those of you who have lived in Doha, know how hard it is to find locally grown vegetables/fruits during summer. I was surely excited to receive this bounty. As soon as…

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…

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.┬áHere’s a simple…

Garam Masala – Spice Mixture

Talk to me about home made spices and you will have me excited and happy. I love making my own spices at home, just gives such a wonderful aroma, flavor to your meals. A constant in our home is the garam masala. A beautiful blend of several spices that are dry roasted and then ground…

Freshly Roasted/Ground Cumin and Coriander

I love the aroma of freshly roasted spices in my kitchen. This is one of the things that is very comforting about home cooking – the aroma, the freshness! There are loads of dry spices to use. One of these are the cumin and coriander. Even though plenty of spices are available ready to buy…