by Pallavi Purani

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Cashew Pesto

Cashew Pesto

I always prefer pesto over the Italian tomato sauce because of the flavour mash-up’s we can do with the former. The lush green against the pasta or pizza dough or even on a sandwich is a treat for the eyes and palette. Buying dry fruits have always been a challenge for me. I happily order almost all groceries for the home online, but I could not find a place for my dry fruit needs. One day, an advertisement for Place of Origin appeared on a social networking site. Since it is from Craftsvilla, I was encouraged to order some stuff…

7 Hours in South Goa

7 Hours in South Goa

We recently went to Goa for the weekend. Most of the people were not very kicked about the “season”. However we found a gap and made the most of it. One of my dear friend is a proud Goan and South Goan for that matter. It was awesome to find her there at the time and fix our itinerary. Our goal for this trip was clear: Relax, swim, eat, go around, relax, sleep and back. While most of the people try to sell the North Goa to us, it is clearly a very popular destination and works like an oiled…

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

There are all things I love in the title itself. Funfetti is happily colourful and oreo is probably the best cookie to bake with. One hot hot summer afternoon I took a tiny break from work and look for stuff in my baking trunk. I found a big bag of sprinkles/funfetti and square muffin tray. I knew I had strawberry oreos, curd and flours… voila that is all you need.

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beeetroot and methi together were a marriage made in heaven. The earthy beets against the slightly bitter and edgy methi leaves were gorgeous with the bajra and whole wheat flour. I was floored the first time I tried it. Now it is a staple at my and even my mother’s and his mother’s home.

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and aalu is subzi is a delish brunch main. My masi and mother both have diabetes hence the idea of this dish is only for one day in a year or so. Since I was visiting them, I asked the good people at Blogadda to send the oil to their address. Ideally this dish from Uttar Pradesh is a dal stufffed poori and dubki aalu. I added my twist to it by making the poori khasta and aalu more balanced than the tomato and oil soaked street food cousin. ā€œIā€™m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil…

7 tips to keep your Oven clean

7 tips to keep your Oven clean

According to a survey, the least favorite chore among households is oven cleaning. What makes it so un-favourable is the fact that is seems so time consuming. We hope the quick and easy on the pocket tips will help you get the oven clean with less effort. 1. Cleaning starter- Steam acts on stains and grease and make them easier to clean off. In an oven-proof or heat proof bowl fill water, crank up the heat on the oven to maximum and let it sit there for about 1.5 hours. The dirty portions shall be really hot, wear proper gloves…

Makai Nu Cheen – Creamy Corn

Makai Nu Cheen – Creamy Corn

Makai Nu Cheen essentially sweet corn cooked in milk and spiced with ginger and green chillies. However you may use the packaged corn. You will need to blend it with a little milk till it is of an almost-puree consistency. Leave some chunks as they are like flavor bombs in the mouth. This dish is hearty, keeps long and is a family favorite.

Migrate from Bloggers  to WordPress

Migrate from Bloggers to WordPress

There has been a constant battle about which platform is better. Since this is the first step to share the thoughts with the world, one needs as much hand holding as possible. Here are my top 5 differences between Bloggers and Wordpress: Point 4- Switching from Blogger to wordpress can be easy. So, here is the entire step by step process mentioned below for easily migrating from Blogger to WordPress. About The Author of these tricks and tips: Rahul Gupta is a professional blogger for post two years. He loves to write about technology, blogging, and SEO. He is the…

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Yes, I know it is long name. But it also tells exactly what this is. A perfect light and healthy meal for the hot days ahead. I have not been a sprout fan, like ever. The only way I can eat them is after steaming them and adding a yummy dressing. And if you I tell you I started eating curd only after I turned 25, you would not believe me. I use it so often now that my middle name should be curd \m/ Anyway, my loving venture “The lantern Kitchen” is looking ahead happily and I sent out…

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

I saw this lovely picture and recipe for a cheese dip which is rolled in a ball and covered in Pomegranate seeds. This creamy delight can be had with crackers or nacho chips with friends and family around. It is an engaging appetizer. To my surprise, everyone loved it in the first go. šŸ™‚ I also found a version of this dip on My Persian Kitchen.