Tuesday, April 15, 2014


BWW #125:  Cucumis Sativus/ Kani Vellari for Vishu/ New Year
Vishu Greetings....

Black and White Wednesdays # 125 created by The Well-Seasoned Cook  now organized by Cindystar and hosted this week at Pocket Full of Spices.

Vishu 2013

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Haft-Mewa : Seven Fruits of Nowruz

Haft Mewa: Seven Fruits of Nowruz

Ingredients from the old world and the new...New Year Celebrations of Nowruz in Afghanistan
This goes to the Black and White Wednesdays, created by Susan The Well Seasoned Cook, now managed by Cinzia and hosted this week by Lynnylu

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CWS-Cumin-August 2013: Round Up

 Thank you ! 
For everyone who participated in the Cooking With Seeds-Cumin, August 2013  created by Priya and hosted here at TiffinCarrier Antic/que's! 
Here is a snapshot of the entries submitted to this event.

From the top, left-hand corner:
And here is what I did in my distracted, day-dreaming, pre-occupied month of hosting....with virtually, one recipe!

Several other recipes, did not find their way into this blog during this time...; here is a snapshot:
Roasted Cumin Seeds on Dahi-Wada, Jeera Rice, Paneer-Butter-Jeera Masala

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Jeera Aloo/ Cumin Spiced Potatoes for CWS-Cumin, August 2013

This goes to Black and White Wednesdays managed by Cinzia, created by Susan  and hosted this week at Lemon n Ginger

A belated post culled from several attempts to post for Cooking With Seeds-Cumin, August 2013 created by Priya, and hosted this month at TiffinCarrier Antic/que's! This was meant to be posted yesterday and I had hoped to cook a slew of dishes based around this favourite spice but one way or the other, the blog posts did not materialize! In between all the convuluted reasons, I mostly ended up making and tweaking a simple recipe, given here. The   Jeera Aloo recipe was enjoyed mostly as a 'salad snack' for office, during the solitary summer days, sparing anyone the dreariness of the same dish!

I will be posting the round up during the first week of September. I may not be able to post the recipes of some of the dishes but let me share a few vignettes of my efforts:
Jeera Rice/ Cumin Rice, Cumin spiced Paneer Butter Masala, Cumin spiced Cottage Cheese Cubes/ Jeera Paneer
Dahi Vada with a garnish of powdered Cumin, dry roasted Cumin, Paprika and fresh Coriander
Jeera Aloo
Jeera Aloo accompanied with fresh Poori's/ Puri's.

This recipe for Jeera Aloo, goes to the CWS-Cumin, August 2013 event hosted here and created by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes.
Slit Green Chillies, Jeera Aloo, Puri's/Pooris

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Orange Soaked Bundt Cake

An unsurprising result during my baking spree... the last such episode was a year plus ago! The cake came out moist and flavourful though! The recipe, a keeper.

For the ManOfFewWords
Undrizzled, Unpoked, Unsoaked, Unmoulded and Unadorned!!!!
Birthday Cakes play their tricks
Orange Soaked Bundt Cake from Fine Cooking. As is inevitable, from my previous foray's, this cake decided to follow another path. It has been a long series of attempts to post. Work, camera off on a vacation, unsure about a friend's borrowed instrument all contributed, wily-nily, to a pause in blogging. Drafts adding up during this blink of a summer! 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cooking With Seeds: August 2013 Event Announcement : Cumin

I am happy to announce that TiffinCarrier Antic/que's will be hosting  this month's Cooking With Seeds event. It has been a year plus since TiffinCarrier Antic/que's hosted this event. Created by the very prolific and talented Priya, the ingredient for this month is Cuminum Cyminum - Cumin.

Cumin,  for people from the  subcontinent, is a 'warming' spice according to Ayurveda and an everyday staple in our spiceboxes. It easily navigates diverse recipes across the Indian subcontinent. Roasting, tempering, grinding and powdering the seed brings us flavours and memories reflecting, in many ways, our regional backgrounds. Of course, this spice is not confined to the subcontinent and has an equally diverse and delicious tradition in places like the Mediterrnean, the Americas, Middle East etc...

So, do blog your favourite recipes with the ingredient, Cumin. Here are the details for participating in this event: 
  1. Post any recipe using Cumin between August 1st and August 31, 2013. 
  2. Link your post to this announcement and to Priya's event announcement. This is mandatory.
  3. Use of the logo, above would be appreciated.
  4. Non-bloggers are welcome to participate. Please send the details to me along with a photograph not more than, 500 x 700 pixels
  5. Please send your recipe details to me, tiffincarrieranticques AT gmail DOTcom with the subject line CWS-August & following details:
  • Your Name :
  • Your Blog Name :
  • The Recipe Name :
  • The Recipe URL :
  • A photograph of your recipe, 500 x 700 pixels in size.
I will post the round-up during the first week of September.