The Clever Caterpillar

A long time ago in a far, far land in China, there was a beautiful palace. There were lots of beautiful flowers. There was a river too with lots of fish. This place had lots and lots of animals and they lived here freely. There were many caterpillars too. Everybody was very happy. One day, a…

Fresh Banana Choco-chip Cake

  Fresh Banana Choco chip Cake Ingredients 3 cups Flour (maida) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (dal chini) 1 teaspoon ground ginger powder ( sonth) ½ teaspoon allspice (garammasala) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter – for a healthier option substitute with ¾ cup refined or preferably olive…

Rainy Season Snack- Arbi Leaves

    Colocasia, Taro, Eddo, or Arbi as it is  generally known in India is a popular ingredient of a rainy season snack.  In fact in western Uttar Pradesh it is known as “ghuinya”.  On a visit to Andamans I saw the plant growing abundantly along the roads we traveled.  I was surprised to see…

Vanilla Cake

  Vanilla upside down cake is a light and a very soft cake. It is easy to make and a great favorite with children. Ingredients 2 cups flour/ maida 2 level teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1 cup castor sugar (ground sugar) 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons Vanilla essence 1/2…

Masala Bhat and Avial Recipe

I have made the Avial without the traditional coconut. A delicious dish made out of curd and mixed vegetables. Great for children who don’t like to eat vegetables like lauki and pumpkin! It is a dish from South India and a complete dish because of the vegetables. Ingredients: 1. 2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables…

Green peas and cheese cutlet recipe

This is a quick and easy cutlet packed with the goodness of cheese and green peas. Sure to be a great hit with kids! Makes 8-9 cutlets Ingredients: 1. 2 cups boiled peas 2. 2 green chillies 3. 1/2 Tsp cummin seeds(sabut jeera) 4. 1level Tsp baking powder 5. 4 tbsp flour( maida) 6. Salt…