Coconut and Sweet Potatoes Payas

Shubh Navratri to all my readers. As we all know, the nine days of Navratri are observed with dedication and tenacity of devotion towards the Goddess. Devotees follow the practice of upwas and prefer having sativik food in their diet. It is believed that Satvik food inculcates power positivity in body and mind. Today, IContinue reading “Coconut and Sweet Potatoes Payas”

Coconut – Choco Chip Cookies

“Mumma, I had world’s best Cookies!”, this was the reward I got from an adorable young lady when she had Coconut – Choco Chips Cookies. I was absolutely overwhelmed by her reaction. One of my dear friend Sayalee called me in the afternoon and requested me to look after Avni her darling daughter for aContinue reading “Coconut – Choco Chip Cookies”

Assorted Basket of Bi-Coloured Glazed Donuts

“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.” Said the great OSCAR WILDE. And adding to this I say, “an artist sees the donut in a form never seen before!!” Have you ever thought about bi-coloured donuts? Donuts so beautifully crafted are beyond your imagination. These are the most unique and yummiest donuts wouldContinue reading “Assorted Basket of Bi-Coloured Glazed Donuts”

आठवणींचे हिंदोळे

This creation is about the significance of memories in our lives. Although we often say that we should not look behind, we should always look ahead, but sometimes pleasant memories help us revive and rejuvenate. Beautiful sweet memories always brings a happiness and sometimes even helps us to smile during tough times. By reliving theContinue reading “आठवणींचे हिंदोळे”

Ye Re Ye Re Pavsa – ये रे ये रे पावसा…

Monsoon hold a special place in our hearts. In this poem I am expressing my love for the monsoon and how it holds a special place in my heart. I wrote this poem when I wrote my article Dancing In The Rain. That article was like a nostalgia trip for me. It was about someContinue reading “Ye Re Ye Re Pavsa – ये रे ये रे पावसा…”

Dad’s Love – जाणवते पण दिसत नाही…

I believe, that poetry is an experience, it should not be explained or elaborated. Interpretation of a poem is always and should remain personal. For instance, even though, I wrote this poem on Dad’s love my thought behind writing it might differ from your understanding. Perception is something, very personal and not necessarily two person’sContinue reading “Dad’s Love – जाणवते पण दिसत नाही…”

Bi-Coloured Babka

When I posted the recipe of Babka for the first time, I was glad to received a very warm response. Babka is such a beautiful relish that makes you go awestruck for it! Sight, smell, taste, and touch, it captures all your senses and very easily takes over your heart. Achieving a perfect babka isContinue reading “Bi-Coloured Babka”

Partnach Gorge – A Mountain Stream Through The Caves

I had heard a lot about Partnachklamm (in German) or Partnach Gorge from my friends, so I was very eager to visit this place. As a sunny weekend was approaching I planned this trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Since, I stay in Munich and took a Bayern train from Munich Central station to Garmich-Partenkirchen. It took almostContinue reading “Partnach Gorge – A Mountain Stream Through The Caves”

Rasmalai CheeseCake

Hello my wonderful readers, In this blog post, I have given one of our Indian classic Sweet dish an International twist. Rasgulla and Rasmalai are such timeless Indian classic desserts which will continue to win our heart and satiate our pallets forever! I tried giving this timeless recipe a new and fancy avatar! But beforeContinue reading “Rasmalai CheeseCake”

Home Is Where The Family Resides!

When we decide to leave our homeland and settle in a foreign land, leaving our family, friends, and comfort zone behind, and embracing a new place and the environment is never easy. What do you miss the most about our homeland? First and foremost, the loved ones of our life, the people who are closeContinue reading “Home Is Where The Family Resides!”

Triple Sauce Veg Lasagne

Having like-minded friends makes life beautiful and inspiring! I am fortunate that I have many such doting friends who always motivate and encourage me and Vaishali is one of them! Vaishali was going to visit me for lunch and it was her loving instruction, that I should not indulge into cooking an exhaustive or elaborateContinue reading “Triple Sauce Veg Lasagne”

A Visit To The Picturesque Herzongstand

A bright sunny weekend was ahead, the lock-down restrictions were eased in Germany and summer was at its peak- all these made it difficult to keep oneself restricted to home! So my husband Paresh and I along with kids planned a day trip place to Garmisch Partenkirchen, beautiful twin cities in Bavaria. But the nightContinue reading “A Visit To The Picturesque Herzongstand”

आठवणींचा हिंदोळा

“मला घरची आठवण येते! मला घरी जाऊद्या “. लहान मुलं शाळेत बरेच वेळा असेच रडतात. छोट्याशा अमिशानी पुन्हा लगेच हसतात. किती सोपे असते मुलांचे सुख-दुःख, निदान त्या दुःखाच निवारण करणं अपल्या हातात तरी असतं. पण मोठं झाल्यावर सगळ्या गोष्टी सोप्या नाही राहत. लहानपणीचे दिवस सगळ्यांच्या चेहऱ्यावर एक स्मित हास्य सोडून जातात. मोठेपणी मात्र सगळंच बदलतं.Continue reading “आठवणींचा हिंदोळा”

Spiced Sweet Rolls

My previous post on Eggless Braided Bread, Babka received a lot of love and I’m very thankful to all my readers for that. With the same dough, you can also make similar delicacies which are very easy, simple yet very exotic. If you are not a Chocolate lover than this recipe is for you! UsuallyContinue reading “Spiced Sweet Rolls”

Eggless Braided Bread, Babka

Babka is a Jewish delicacy which became popular in eastern Europe. Babka is somewhere between a sweet bread and a cake. When I shifted to Germany last year, I many times, visited the bakeries here as Germany is famous for its bakeries and therefore there are many types of bread cakes and pastries available here.Continue reading “Eggless Braided Bread, Babka”

Express it through Art

Sometimes I feel the world is divided into two parts, Art and Science. Both go hand in hand and give us a way of living. Though society had always shown different outlook towards art and science. Science is logical and rationale, so the middle class is always very fond of science. Following the Science stream,Continue reading “Express it through Art”

Dancing in the Rain

The rainy season had been my favourite season since childhood. In India, the monsoon starts by June end and lasts till about September. All the trees which are dried up become lush green again, landscapes that had turned amber in colour were now dark green. As I mentioned in my earlier post, that my childhoodContinue reading “Dancing in the Rain”

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Kids Snacks became more Yummy!!! Since childhood, I loved cookies. I am sure you too love cookies. Cookies are children’s best friend and not just children, the child in us, is so fond of all such goodies. But you need not buy such stuff now. You can very easily bake fresh Chocolate Cookies at home.Continue reading “Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies”

Choco-Coconut Eggless Cake

Cake, is such a beautiful relish that it gives us a positive vibe even in a gloomy mood. The welcoming aroma of baking a cake lifts your senses and I’m sure the mind releases happy hormones and brightens your mood. This is my third cake recipe on my blog site. This cake is filled withContinue reading “Choco-Coconut Eggless Cake”

In Search of a Solution

On hearing the news today, I was numb. The first question that came to my mind was “Is this news REAL/TRUE?” and immediately the next question that came to my mind was “WHY?” Extremely shocking and incredible news it was! My mind was unable to stop thinking about Super Charming Sushant Singh Rajput. What wasContinue reading “In Search of a Solution”

Cheese Lava Veg Balls

Starter are the charm of any party, get-together or dinner. So what makes my starter recipe special than so many recipes that are generally found on internet? We all  are fond of Cheese. Aren’t we? Inspite of the fact that Cheese did not originate in India and traditionally Indian recipes do not have cheese inContinue reading “Cheese Lava Veg Balls”

On the Quest of Self Discovery!

Hostel life holds a special place in everyone’s heart. It is always a mixed bag of emotions. People often say that everyone should experience staying away from family, in a shared apartment or in a Hostel, but why do they say so? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you thinkContinue reading “On the Quest of Self Discovery!”

The Life in a House Arrest

In 2019, if anyone would have told me that next year, everyone would be in a house arrest, I would have never believed it! We are always in a positive mindset (we should be too!) and start planning and organising events which would happen months later. I know you might say, planning is essential forContinue reading “The Life in a House Arrest”

Whole Wheat Garlic Bread Domino’s Style

The Garlic bread is one of the most popular fast food of modern times! I sometimes feel that garlic bread is more popular amongst children than Pizza itself. Why should we only talk about children loving it, we all are fond of Garlic Breadsticks and feel like having it often. But it is not alwaysContinue reading “Whole Wheat Garlic Bread Domino’s Style”

Marble Cake aka Bi-colored Cake Recipe

There is hardly anyone in this world who might not have an affinity towards the Cake. It is everyone’s guilty pleasure. It is our favourite relish and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. As I mentioned in my earlier cake recipe post, Cake is a synonym to the celebration. Whether it isContinue reading “Marble Cake aka Bi-colored Cake Recipe”

The Perfect Mother

Motherhood ! A blessed feeling that every woman wants to experience. But once you sign up for this, there is no looking back. There is no way you can quit. This feeling that seems like blessing for every mother often turns into a thankless job. You are constantly judged by firstly, yourself, then by yourContinue reading “The Perfect Mother”

Expressing Compassion and Empathy

It’s been a while that I was brain-storming on what should be my next blog. I asked my near and dear ones too, and most of them suggested me to write something on this “Lockdown” situation. I was wondering what should I write about circumstances created globally by Coronavirus, which is not already written. TheContinue reading “Expressing Compassion and Empathy”

Spiced Buns with children

Lockdown is a strange situation for all of us. Something we never experienced in our lives before. If we as adults don’t know how to manage our time productively in such a situation, expecting disciplined behavior from children is very unfair. As parents it is our duty to find out what fascinates them and accordinglyContinue reading “Spiced Buns with children”

Rasmalai Cremé

The Desi heart in all of us is very fond of the original Indian Sweet Dishes. One such all time favorite Indian Sweet is Rasmalai. This exotic Bengali dessert is forever welcomed by us. I have given a new and interesting twist to this Ageless Relish. Hope you like this new version of it andContinue reading “Rasmalai Cremé”

A Heart filled with Awe

Relationship for me are those which are not bound by time, distance or compulsion. A pure relationship is the one which gives you serenity and happiness. The best and the most beautiful relations are those which are effortless and involuntarily developed. In this blog, I am sharing with you all my one such relationship. AsContinue reading “A Heart filled with Awe”

Choco Frappe Sinister

Creamy frozen Dessert for me symbolizes love and absolute indulgence. With the sweet and bitter flavors of Coffee and Chocolate this recipe is sure to steal your heart. The sight itself will make people forget their dieting ideas, and taste is such that no one can be content soon. This is a four layered dessertContinue reading “Choco Frappe Sinister”

Eggless Semolina Chocolate Cake

CAKE – is not just a tempting dish but as soon as we verbalize this word our mouth starts watering! Cake is an enchanting dish and it mesmerizes our senses. The word itself denotes party, craving and even expression of love and friendship. It symbolizes celebration for every occasion. Although, not just restricted for celebrationContinue reading “Eggless Semolina Chocolate Cake”

SHeroes

Happy Women’s day to all the lovely ladies! I feel the celebration of women’s day should be beyond parties and marathons. It is a day to remember and acknowledge the Super Woman, whose thankless efforts lead to the liberal life we are leading. But still there is long way to go! So before you rushContinue reading “SHeroes”

Sweet Potatoes Halwa

As Navratri began yesterday, most of us observe fast for all nine days. We offer our devotion, love respect and prayers to Goddess Durga! Fasting for nine days can be very challenging. So I am sharing my recipe of Sweet Potatoes Halwa which can also be offered as Prasad to the Goddess and is veryContinue reading “Sweet Potatoes Halwa”

The Language called Love!

Motherhood, a beautiful feeling that a woman is blessed with. It is said that motherly feeling is the most compassionate, caring, comforting and protective. As women, we are blessed, with a womb, the ability to give birth, and the ability to nurture. It is this divine happiness that makes a woman smile even after bearingContinue reading “The Language called Love!”

My Baba ❤️

The Father holds a special place in our heart. For everyone, their father’s are the best! Daughters have a special affinity for their fathers. I’m no exception, for me, My Dad is my Hero! My relation with Dad started much before my existence came. My Nana was a great astrologer, whatever he said had toContinue reading “My Baba ❤️”

Flavored Grilled Paneer with Cheese Sauce

” Necessity is the Mother of all Inventions ” The saying holds apt in every context. I believe, that this recipe is also out of my necessity to make paneer frequently for general cooking purpose. In India, Paneer is a easily available product in every General store, so I hardly remember when I made PaneerContinue reading “Flavored Grilled Paneer with Cheese Sauce”

Macaroni Soup

Every home-maker, always has this frequent question in her mind, “What’s should I cook for dinner tonight?” There are times when we are tired through the day and lack the energy to cook a complete meal, when kids want to eat something interesting but you do not want them to have some unhealthy junk food.Continue reading “Macaroni Soup”

The Art to win Hearts!

Someone very rightly said, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. However, I feel that it not just holds true for men but rather for everybody. Cooking is an incredibly special art! Because unlike most art forms this impacts maximum senses of human body viz. taste, smell, sight and feel. But IContinue reading “The Art to win Hearts!”

My Friends, My Lifeline

Imagine if we had no friends in life, just family, relatives and acquaintances. Life would have been not just boring but also miserable. In childhood, whom would you play with if there were no friends, whom would you share your secret with, who would give you a shoulder to cry, whenever you faced a failure!Continue reading “My Friends, My Lifeline”

On the Path called “Life”

Introduction and Inspiration “Jack of all and master of few!” that is me, Meenal, A budding Blogger. I love Cooking, and treating my friends, family and loved ones with innovative delicacies. Besides, cooking my hobbies include crafting, especially quilling, gardening, singing/humming Hindi songs (confined to myself), writing poems and shaiyari, visiting and exploring new places, meetingContinue reading “On the Path called “Life””