Monalisa Mehrotra

Monalisa Mehrotra

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Getting the baking mojo back... Those crisp on the edges and spongy inside classic Madeleines with lemon zest... Sprinkled with confectioner's sugar..this classic French pastry goes perfectly well with tea...And this is what Mr.A and me have been doing since yesterday during tea time... With their characteristic golden on one side and the signature hump they sure turned out well over my expectations... #bellydriven #thebakefeed #feedfeed @thefeedfeed@thebakefeed@thefeedfeed.chocolate…

Getting the baking mojo back... Those crisp on the edges and spongy inside classic Madeleines with lemon zest... Sprinkled with confectioner's sugar..this classic French pastry goes perfectly well with tea...And this is what Mr.A and me have been doing since yesterday during tea time... With their characteristic golden on one side and the signature hump they sure turned out well over my expectations... #bellydriven #thebakefeed #feedfeed @thefeedfeed@thebakefeed@thefeedfeed.chocolate…

The Valentine's Day  Breakfast in Bed  There are a few days that Mr.A tries his hand in the kitchen...so he cooked up a little love for me today. After all isnt the way to anyones heart through their stomach? So on that tray is  A little heart egg   My shot of black coffee   Some strawberries   Madeleines that I baked yesterday... Looks like it's going to be a good day today.... #eggs  #indianfood #valentineday #homemade #beautifulcusines #instafood #photooftheday #foodism #delicious…

The Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed There are a few days that Mr.A tries his hand in the kitchen...so he cooked up a little love for me today. After all isnt the way to anyones heart through their stomach? So on that tray is A little heart egg My shot of black coffee Some strawberries Madeleines that I baked yesterday... Looks like it's going to be a good day today.... #eggs #indianfood #valentineday #homemade #beautifulcusines #instafood #photooftheday #foodism #delicious…

Every Sunday I make this big batch of Sambar that we eat with idlis for breakfast and all the leftover sambar is eaten with rice (you all know my love for rice  by now) a dry vegetable papad and pickle...That's what we are having for lunch today...I wonder is it just me who thinks sambar tastes best the next day? Today I made the beans poriyal/ thorannto accompany our meal..All I did was sputter some mustard seeds chillies cumin seeds and curry leaves in coconut oil added some finely cut…

Every Sunday I make this big batch of Sambar that we eat with idlis for breakfast and all the leftover sambar is eaten with rice (you all know my love for rice by now) a dry vegetable papad and pickle...That's what we are having for lunch today...I wonder is it just me who thinks sambar tastes best the next day? Today I made the beans poriyal/ thorannto accompany our meal..All I did was sputter some mustard seeds chillies cumin seeds and curry leaves in coconut oil added some finely cut…

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Something sweet... Before the red winter carrot vanishes from the Pune market we had to make this once more...if you have been following my feed you would know that I did a gajar ka halwa tart earlier...It took a lot of my patience But did I cook lunch today...well yes..but this halwa skipped two buildings and came from my mom in law...Mr.A loves gajar ka halwa and I am too impatient to make it... All I did to this halwa was put it into two ceramic bowls...garnish with those slivers of…

Something sweet... Before the red winter carrot vanishes from the Pune market we had to make this once more...if you have been following my feed you would know that I did a gajar ka halwa tart earlier...It took a lot of my patience But did I cook lunch today...well yes..but this halwa skipped two buildings and came from my mom in law...Mr.A loves gajar ka halwa and I am too impatient to make it... All I did to this halwa was put it into two ceramic bowls...garnish with those slivers of…

The Kadhi Pakoda Scene This picture has a lot of stories to tell...see those 3 extra pakodas on the side well that is exactly how Mommy used to keep for us whenever she made this..as a kid I loved extra crispy pakodas on the side... And that bright red tadka on the kadhi..is a signature at my friend Swati's house in Dilli  I remember when I had kadi with tadka for the first time at her place...It was as if I experienced a marvel... That cloth that I have used as a proper is actually one of…

The Kadhi Pakoda Scene This picture has a lot of stories to tell...see those 3 extra pakodas on the side well that is exactly how Mommy used to keep for us whenever she made this..as a kid I loved extra crispy pakodas on the side... And that bright red tadka on the kadhi..is a signature at my friend Swati's house in Dilli I remember when I had kadi with tadka for the first time at her place...It was as if I experienced a marvel... That cloth that I have used as a proper is actually one of…

Rose Panacotta? Yes PleaseHead to this eatery in Pune for this gorgeous dessert and Much more

Rose Panacotta? Yes PleaseHead to this eatery in Pune for this gorgeous dessert and Much more

There is something about bhindi / Okra there are people who love this and then there are people who don't and while there are n number of recipes for the good ol bhindi...I make this one especially for Little M it is her favorite... Bhindi Roti and Dahi  for lunch today at home today...And I make it with mustard oil just like Mommy does... All you have to do is  Take some mustard oil and heat it till smoking point then sputter some cumin seeds and mustard seeds along with dried red chillis…

There is something about bhindi / Okra there are people who love this and then there are people who don't and while there are n number of recipes for the good ol bhindi...I make this one especially for Little M it is her favorite... Bhindi Roti and Dahi for lunch today at home today...And I make it with mustard oil just like Mommy does... All you have to do is Take some mustard oil and heat it till smoking point then sputter some cumin seeds and mustard seeds along with dried red chillis…

The hurried Red Wala Paneer and Paratha Lunch... I was running out of ideas for lunch today...and I just asked Mr.A what he wants for lunch..The answer - Red Wala Paneer and Lachcha Paratha...sounds very simple right... well not if your wife has other elaborate plans... I call this a cheat recipe to the paneer makhanwala and the plus point is that there is no onion or garlic in it... It's that simple.. How do you make it?  Well take 2 tomatoes 5-6 whole peppercorns one clove half inch…

The hurried Red Wala Paneer and Paratha Lunch... I was running out of ideas for lunch today...and I just asked Mr.A what he wants for lunch..The answer - Red Wala Paneer and Lachcha Paratha...sounds very simple right... well not if your wife has other elaborate plans... I call this a cheat recipe to the paneer makhanwala and the plus point is that there is no onion or garlic in it... It's that simple.. How do you make it? Well take 2 tomatoes 5-6 whole peppercorns one clove half inch…

The Keema Matar Lunch... This is by far the most easiest thing to make for lunch especially when you want to eat mutton...only takes time to bhuno the masala and all you have to do is simmer the keema in warm spices.. I was so so tempted to break an egg on it..would have done that if I was eating it with a pav...but it's roti for us today..and I wanted to keep it simple... Used fresh peas as I wanted to make use of the fresh produce of the season...till they last..  Minced Mutton and Peas…

The Keema Matar Lunch... This is by far the most easiest thing to make for lunch especially when you want to eat mutton...only takes time to bhuno the masala and all you have to do is simmer the keema in warm spices.. I was so so tempted to break an egg on it..would have done that if I was eating it with a pav...but it's roti for us today..and I wanted to keep it simple... Used fresh peas as I wanted to make use of the fresh produce of the season...till they last.. Minced Mutton and Peas…

Lunch cannot get more comforting than this...The very Dilli style hearty Chole (chickpea curry) and chawal (rice). Reminds me of my Delhi days and that lunchtime at the roadside stall A bunch of us would surround the stall and take our pick from Rajma chole or kadhi along with the ever present Rice... and would hungrily spoon up these childhood favorites without a thought as to how much labour went into their making... Well now I realise...Lunch today  Chole Chawal  Lachche wale pyaz (onion)…

Lunch cannot get more comforting than this...The very Dilli style hearty Chole (chickpea curry) and chawal (rice). Reminds me of my Delhi days and that lunchtime at the roadside stall A bunch of us would surround the stall and take our pick from Rajma chole or kadhi along with the ever present Rice... and would hungrily spoon up these childhood favorites without a thought as to how much labour went into their making... Well now I realise...Lunch today Chole Chawal Lachche wale pyaz (onion)…

Those Little M's heart cookies We are starting the week on a sweet note..It's been a while since I fired up my oven and baked... Little M over the weekend said...you haven't made cookies in the longest time momma... Guess that was just the push I needed to get back to baking...they may not be perfectly heart shaped (I have two extra little hands in the kitchen who wanted to cut the cookies) but yes they are perfect with a glass of milk and mommy's coffee.. Hope they last the whole week…

Those Little M's heart cookies We are starting the week on a sweet note..It's been a while since I fired up my oven and baked... Little M over the weekend said...you haven't made cookies in the longest time momma... Guess that was just the push I needed to get back to baking...they may not be perfectly heart shaped (I have two extra little hands in the kitchen who wanted to cut the cookies) but yes they are perfect with a glass of milk and mommy's coffee.. Hope they last the whole week…

The Saraswati Puja Lunch... Today is the day when as kids we would keep all our books in the mandir... though then it was an excuse  that yay..yay...we don't have to study today..even calendars at home will be turned basically no reading...the entire clan back home will get together for the pushpanjali...and then sit down on the floor for a scrumptious lunch.. Mommy used to make this niramish lunch today...  Khechudi (Yellow Moong Dal khichdi in ghee)  Dalma (Moong Dal with vegetables)  And…

The Saraswati Puja Lunch... Today is the day when as kids we would keep all our books in the mandir... though then it was an excuse that yay..yay...we don't have to study today..even calendars at home will be turned basically no reading...the entire clan back home will get together for the pushpanjali...and then sit down on the floor for a scrumptious lunch.. Mommy used to make this niramish lunch today... Khechudi (Yellow Moong Dal khichdi in ghee) Dalma (Moong Dal with vegetables) And…

The Pav Bhaji Brunch Saturdays are relaxed at the Mehrotra household...we get up way past our breakfast time and have something like a brunch instead and mostly the menu is decided by LittleM... Today she said..u know one time we had pav Bhaji with cheese...lots of cheese can I have that... After a run to the neighborhood store for pavs.. I ended up making this...  Buttered Pavs  Bhaji loaded with veggies like carrot capsicum beetroot and the Aloo..of course (LittleM needs her veggies too)…

The Pav Bhaji Brunch Saturdays are relaxed at the Mehrotra household...we get up way past our breakfast time and have something like a brunch instead and mostly the menu is decided by LittleM... Today she said..u know one time we had pav Bhaji with cheese...lots of cheese can I have that... After a run to the neighborhood store for pavs.. I ended up making this... Buttered Pavs Bhaji loaded with veggies like carrot capsicum beetroot and the Aloo..of course (LittleM needs her veggies too)…

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