Chaiwalli meets Bawarchi

There are some professions in India that have finally received a much needed face-lift. One is the humble Chaiwala. Second is the lowly Bawarchi. With tea salons and chefs becoming page three regulars, no one looks down on you anymore if you say you cook or brew tea for a living. One of the brightest (and prettiest) new faces on the tea scene is tea sommelier Snigdha Manchanda, the brains & beauty behind the beautifully packaged brand Tea Trunk.

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Spinach Goat Cheese Guiche

Next time you are drooling over a sweet chocolate tart or quiche in the window of a bakery, think of me saying “You can make it at home!”. This quiche dough is one of the basic pastry doughs you learn in cooking school. Add a little sugar and the savoury dough becomes sweet. Add a little cocoa powder and sweet becomes chocolate. Remember to have the butter and eggs absolutely chilled! And you can replace the filling with anything you want!

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Chocolate Cupcakes

One of the things Esha loves and has aced while cooking is a Fondant au Chocolat or Molten Lava Cake. Baking is one of those activities that fills your house with the most amazing smells and its something you can do with kids (especially licking the batter bowl once its done!) Buy little cupcake wrappers and fill the batter straight into them for a professional look.

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Saffola Masala Oats Veggie Twist Corn Bhel

My mum used to make this for us all the time! Birthday parties, picnics, school lunches…. its easy to make and easy to carry. Plus, with the corn, its also healthier than a normal bhel. We always have imli chutney in our freezer to whip up a chaat picnic when no one feels like cooking!

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