Pea-Risotto inspired Barley biscuits and a family’s food aversion !

The Gujrals (my mother’s side) and by extension the Oberoi family ¬†through us, has a unique food issue – there are generations of individuals who do not like green peas. So you can identify a visit by this clan, by simply serving “Samosas” as a tea-party at your home – you will find empty plates…

1 / 11 City – New York , 1 / 11 Healthy Bake – New York CheeseCake

From the dark underbelly filled with the subways, to the packed roads – people of absolutely any race that you can imagine are walking the streets. The city is a dichotomy of sorts – in the heart of such a high-energy lies an oasis called Central Park, a boat ride away lies the Ellis Island and a train ride away is New Jersey. As I got off the flight, sat in the bus on a snowed in late February day, all I could think of was the milling crowds around. For some it can be disconcerting but for me it…

A double rarity and the Malpua-inspired Barley & Jaggery Biscuits

A Punjabi with a close to zero-sweet tooth ! That is a rarity isn’t it ? A baker with no inclination to eat the sweet bakes – how is that for a double rarity ! When I share that I am not particularly fond of sweets, most people’s reactions range from mild amusement to intense shock. Growing up in Calcutta with vacations in Delhi exposed me to the delicious sweets that define both these cities. My early childhood memories and even those from the recent past are filled with sweet encounters – Of my Dad and cousin visiting the little…

The weekend has begun with a bang ! Working with organic Barley Flour has been a dream.

I have been doing some baking trials with barley flour for the past few months so that I can add it to the Ovenderful baked-to-order menu. So when Conscious Food sent across their organic Barley flour to me, I was extremely excited to use that in my experiments. And it results in an explosion of flavours – all of which are intense in their own way. So as a baker, you have to decide which flavours will have the high notes and which will play the subtle, low notes. Here’s the result – these amazing Barley Flour Coffee Walnut Mini…