Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ghee Cake

For the love of Ghee Cake - Ghee cake is a popular cake at Cochin Bakery and now ‪#‎supreme‬ ‪#‎bakery‬ at ‪#‎Trivandrum‬ had made it popular in Trivandrum.
Due to popular demand to learn this cake at Trivandrum, I am conducting a workshop on Ghee Cake, Marble Cake and Tutty frutty cake on 22nd August 2015 3:00pm at Poonthi Road, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum.
Please contact Marina at 08861389165, 09379398865 for more details and registration.


Maida                  2 cups
Baking Powder   1 tsp
Baking Soda       1/4 tsp
Ghee                   250 gms
Powdered Sugar 250 gms
Eggs                   4
Milk                     1/2 cup
Sugar                  2 tsp
Vanilla Essence 1/2 tsp


1. In a bowl sieve Maida, Baking powder and Baking Soda.
2. In another bowl, beat together ghee and powdered sugar till light and fluffy. 
3. Then add egg yolks one at a time, beating well.
4. With the beater on low speed, alternately add flour and milk to Ghee mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
5. In another bowl whisk egg whites, then gradually add 2 tsp sugar and vanilla essence and continue to beat until stiff. 
6. Fold egg white mixture into the ghee mix.
7. Pour the batter in a cake tin and bake in a preheated oven of 180 degree for 50 minutes.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Eid Mubarak 2015 - Buttercream Daisy flowers

This white chocolate cake is light yet velvety. It is a cake with great depth of flavor from the white chocolate with butter cream icing of daisy flowers. Eid Mubarak 

Iftar 2015 - Mosque Road, Bangalore

Pattar ke gosht with rolls

Monday, July 13, 2015

From Netherlands With Love

Chantel came from Netherlands, the land of tulips, windmills and stroopwafels. She came to India for a week, loved Indian food and want to learn them and try it out when she gets back.
She got me a small box of stroopwafels which I tasted for the first time and it just melts in your mouth smile emoticon
It was a two day class were she learned the south Indian and the north Indian cooking sessions.
I had a different experience this time because she wanted me to take her to the local market, I took her to Russell market, which she enjoyed capturing pictures of the market. It was an unforgettable session. Menna's Indian Cooking Class Bangalore
— meeting a wonderful person.

Me and Chantel

Gift from Chantel - Stroopwafels

According to Wikipedia, Stroopwafel is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. This is a popular in the Netherlands.

After tasking stroopwafels for the first time, I'm keen to get its recipe and make it at home. I also checked online, if anyone was making and selling stroopwafels in Bangalore. Sadly, none. 

Learning & Tasting

Market Visit - Russel Market, Bangalore

Garland Makers at Russel Market

Vegetable Seller at Russel Market

Missing My Appa

June 30th 2015 marks 16 years since my Appa passed away. It feels like a lifetime. There are days it feels like it happened yesterday. Loss is like that. Some days you move through life unburdened by it. Other days it cuts you to the core and the memories are strong.
I am grateful I went on my life journey with him. I learned so much about life. Wish he was here to see me and guide me now. Missing my Appa frown emoticon
 — with Marvin Stephen Gomez and Martin Stephen Gomez.
Appa - Younger Days
Appa -  Family Time