Christmas Kashayam || Chaitime

‘Tis the season! It’s the season of lights and pine and candles and stockings…it’s also the season of cold and sinus and flu and migraines. Fear not! Here’s a recipe to keep yourself warm this winter and enjoy the season of cakes and cookies without ever having to stop. Kashayam is a home-brewed herbal drink…

Green Bean Fries || Chaitime

Now who doesn’t like French Fries?? I know they’re unhealthy and greasy …but who doesn’t like them!! The taste of a perfectly-sized crispy fry dipped in slightly spiced tomato ketchup is one of the simple pleasures of life. I recently discovered one more to add to these pleasures. Green Bean Fries! Simple to make and real tasty,…

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding || Chaitime

A simple yet sinful dish – Chocolate Biscuit Pudding. This dish combines two of my favorite things – dark chocolate and Marie biscuits! 😀 It might sound funny but Marie biscuits are quite practical. You can enjoy one by dipping it in coffee or tea, you can use one to scoop out jam or yogurt or…

Orange-Peel Tea || Chaitime

Imagine sipping a cup of hot, fresh tea on a cold, gloomy day. Imagine that pure strength combined with the refined aroma of cured tea leaves brewed in a fashion that is so simple, so elegant. Pretty picture, isn’t it?  As quoted by Aaron Fisher in The Way of Tea, the dialogue between our selves…

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread || Chaitime

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread  is a yummy, healthy bread to make for breakfast or to enjoy as a tasty snack. It is pretty simple to make and slightly blue to look at! 😀 It contains the goodness of oats and the sweetness of blueberries making it a total win-win! 🙂 Blueberry Oatmeal Bread Ingredients All-purpose flour (Maida) – 1…

Banana Bread || Chaitime

I’m not a breakfast person. I don’t always wake up in the mood for food. However, I know that breakfast is the most essential meal and that it revs your metabolism for the day ahead. But eating bowls of cereals or oats everyday bores me. Then again, waking up in the morning and cooking myself a…

Gushing Green Smoothies || Chaitime

Do you have 5 minutes to spare in the morning? ‘Cause that’s all the time you need to make these amazing green blends! Perfectly simple to make, these healthy blends will boost your energy and give your day a fresh start. 🙂 Plants contain phytonutrients that help boost your imune system and keep you healthy throughout the year….

Green Peas Cutlet || Chaitime

I have always thought that when rain is raining all around, a bowl of spicy snack and a cup of hot tea makes a huge difference! This combination can spice up a dull, rainy evening. Couple this combination with a book and you’re set! Today’s on the blog recipe is Green Peas Cutlet.  A simple…

Avocado Whip || Chaitime

I was born and brought up in a small beautiful hill station called Coorg which is situated in southern India. I was fortunate enough to grow up among some wonderful people and enjoy a splendid variety of food. One of my most favorite fruits as a kid (it still is) was Butter-fruit/Avocado.  This commercial fruit is…

It’s an Orange Orange world || Chaitime

Out of the gazillion varieties of fruits that exist on this planet, I find Orange to be a fun fruit. It’s amusing to peel one (especially when it squirts you in the eye), it has a color named after itself (or was it the other way round?!!), it’s tangy, it’s sweet, it’s annoying (remember those…