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Fougasse with Herbes de Provence

Fougasse with Herbes de Provence

[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making [...]

Nadir Yakhin - Lotus Roots in a yogurt sauce

Nadir Yakhin – Lotus Roots in a yogurt sauce

  A few of the friends of Spiceroots recently asked me to share some traditional recipes from Kashmir.  Today I chose to share the Nadir Yakhin – Lotus Roots in yogurt sauce,  as it brings a lot of happy memories from my childhood. My cousin and I used to steal pieces of lotus roots from [...]

Green Peas Salad

Green Peas Salad

  The Green peas are a legume and so a very good source of protein.  A cup of raw green peas packs 30% of an adults daily fiber requirement and about half  the supply of the good old Vitamin C.  In addition to that they are also a good source of vitamin K which you know [...]

Roasted Eggplant Dip - Baigan Bharta

Roasted Eggplant Dip – Baigan Bharta

Smoky, smoldering and clandestine. That has been my affair with the guy named clove, ever since we got together for the Alu matar Smokin’.  We have been meeting off and on, more on than off for he is just too irresistible.  What’s not to like in a guy who makes me look like I am the greatest [...]

Traditional Panettone with the Daring Bakers

Traditional Panettone with the Daring Bakers

Light in texture, filled with fragrant citron peels, lemons, candied fruits and spectacular to look at – The Traditional Panettone. The much loved sweet bread enjoyed on Christmas and New years in Italy, Southeastern France, Brazil, Peru, Malta, Germany and Switzerland. There are many legends about the origins of the bread. One of them says [...]

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

It was one of those cold winter evenings, when you are casually strolling in a cute little town that has deliciously inviting cafes lined up and you can’t help but end up in one of them and ask for a Latte. And suddenly, your eyes wander to the cleverly placed confections and cakes and other [...]