Roasted Corn and Bell pepper salad

2 cups corn boiled
1 diced and roasted red capsicum 

1 cup diced lettuce 
1/4 cup bread crutons
5-6 basil leaves
Red chili falkes to taste

For the dressing:
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup lime juice or to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove crushed garlic
1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Method: whisk all the ingredients of dressing together till well blended and chill/
Toss corn, capsicum and lettuce together and chill.At the time of serving to toss the slad with required dressing. Adjust the slat to taste.
serve chilled.

Rasberry Delight by Nikita

Hi rajul,
I wanted to share this photo of rasberry delight.wanted to thank you for all the praises i got. It turned out yummy and  it is so easy and fast to make.
thank you,

some more creations by Malvika

Made mexican rice, nachos, salsa, hot sauce...
Turned out really nice...
Bribed my brother's with these for rakhi!! ;-)
Thank you so much Rajul!!
Malvika Goyal.

Dosa / utapam / idli

Basic Batter

1 cup urad dal                                  2 cups rice
1/2 cup poha                                    2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste

Wash and Soak urad dal and rice together in plenty of water.
If you soak in the evening then  next evening wash the soaked  dal and rice very well in fresh water. add poha and keep soaked for 10 minutes.
In a mixer, grind dal, rice and poha mixture. The batter should she very little grainy- using water as required.
If the mixture is thick add little water to get semi thick consistency.
Keep the ground mixture overnight.
If not using immediately then keep in the fridge till ready to use.
When ready to use add salt to taste appox 2 teaspoon and 2 teaspoon sugar. mix well.

To Make dosa: heat non stick pan to just warm.
Take an onion and cut into 2. put 1/4 teaspoon oil on tava and spread with onion.
Pour 2 tablespoonof batter on tava and spread it into a thin layer.
pour 1 teaspoon oil on it. once the underside is done flip it and do the other side, Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Important tip: when spreading the dosa or utapam please ensure that tava is midly hot or the batter witll not spread evenly. Once you remove the dosa, whipe the tava with onion This way u spread the oil and also cool the tava before pouring another dosa. Please do not pour dosa hot tava u will not get a good spread.

For Utapam: pour a thick dosa. sprinkle some chopped onions, green coriander and chopped green chillies. once the underside is done flip over and cook till onions turn brown. 

For Idli pour into idli moulds and steam for 20 minutes.

Malvika's Creations

Hi Rajul. Just wanted to share these pics with you..Thank you for teaching this!!
Malvika Goyal.

Punjabi Pokara Kadi

For the Kadi
1/2 cup curds                                                          3 tablespoon Besan ( gram flour)
1 1/2 cups water                                                      1/4 teaspoon haldi
1 small onion chopped finely                                    1/4 teaspoon jeera
1 teaspoon kastori methi / or few methi dana
4 whole dry red chilies                                             1 teaspoon whole dhania seeds                                   
5-6 curry leaves                                                       salt to taste                 

For the pokaras
1 onion finely chopped                                        1 potato chopped like onion
1/4 cup besan                                                      salt to taste

For the pokaras
mix onions, potatoes, salt and besan. Using enough water make into thick paste. Drop spoon fulls into hot oil. Deep fry to golden brown.

For kadi
Whisk curds. Add water and whisk. Add besan and haldi, whisk well. keep aside
Heat 2 tablespoon oil- add jeera, sute: add garlic, when it turns light brown add onion, sute till onions turn light pink.
Add curry leaves, dry red chiles, methi and dhania seeds: saute for a second.
Add the besan and curds mixture. Whisk well and string continuously,  bring to a boil. cook till thick.
Add the pokaras. Serve hot with rice.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

1/2 cup milk
1/2 banana  chopped
8 tablespoon chocolate sauce (fun food brand)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1tablespoon smooth peanut butter (optional--- only use if the flavor is liked)

Add all the ingredients in a mixer and blend well. Pour into glasses with crushed ice and serve chilled with twirls of whipped cream

Mango Berry Cooler

1 Ripe mango cut in to large pieces
1 mango cut in to small pieces
1 tsp lemon juice
few mint leaves for decoration
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup strawberry crush
crushed ice as required

In a mixer add the large mango pieces and ice cream. Churn till smooth. add little milk if reqiured.
add lemon juice and strawberry crush and mix for a second.
In tall glasses add crushed ice till half full, Pour the above in to the glasses. Top with cut mango pieces and decorate with mint sprigs.

Variations Add orange juice instead of strawberry crush
Add 200 ml coconut milk instead of strawberry crush to get mango colada.

Set Dosa

Though i can see the video of set dosa, it was bought to my attention that many could not view it. so am posting a link here hope it works. In case it is still not visible please leave ur comments as its the fort time i am adding a video and don't know if it works. Thanks and enjoy

Italian Mint Grilled Sandwich

10 bread slices                                                       1 red capsicum chopped finely
1 onion chopped finely                                            3 tbsp leak chopped
3 tbsp finely chopped broccoli                                1/2 cup chopped lettuce
1 potato boiled and chopped finely                          salt and red chili flakes to taste
1/2 tsp mixed herbs                                                 1 tbsp oats flour
milk as required                                                       Mint chutney as required

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.. Add onions, leak, broccoli and  capsicum saute for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, mixed herbs, salt and red chili falkes. Toss for few seconds.
Add oats flour. cook for few seconds and add  enough milk to get thick consistency.
Remove form fire and add chopped lettuce.
Apply butter to one side of bread. spread some mint chutney. Spoon enough filling and sprinkle cheese as required. Close with other bread slice, with the buttered side down. 
Grill the sandwich and serve hot.

Notification Via SMS

Due to new SMS regulations, it might not be possible to send sms for the classes to all and some might not receive them. So please keep updtaed with the web site for upcoming classes and register. If you do not get sms please call to find out about the class
Thanks and sorry for inconvenience caused.
Will try to post more recipes this summer so u have reason to be back

Natasha Rodricks Naidu's Photos

Shrewsbury, chocolate and marbled biscuits. At the risk of sounding pompous, the biscuits were simply delicious. Must be the fresh homemade butter. The doll sized porcelain cup and saucer is part of a tea set I found on a street hawker's haathgaadi/ cart. And its a prized addition to my kitchen showpiece collection.
of course...Ladies, I'd like to introduce Rajul as my biscuit mentor! Rajul, some of my dear pals who obligingly say such nice things about me! ;)

Change in Schedule

On popular demand some changes in schedule have been made. Please check them and book for the workshops well in time to avoid missing them.

Some awesome pics from Priyanka

Hi Rajul,

Hope everything is good in Pune. 
Its good to be home...Delhi's treating good so far...

Sorry that I am writing this after so long but its better late than never!

I would like to thank you so much to introduce me to the world of cooking.
Before joining your classes, cooking was something I did only to survive. After seeing you cook for your class with the love and passion... I was amazed!

I came to your classes just to learn cakes and cookies...but after doing that for one saturday I could not stop myself from coming back every saturday post that.
I think you gave me new passion...and I can't thank you enough! My family is not complaining for the new found interest all's good I guess...ha ha ha!

I am attaching images of Chocolate muffins and Coconut Cookies with this mail.

So far Strawberry cheese cake was the best but none of us could wait to eat before taking pictures. Next time!

Priyanka Sirohi


I tried tiramisu d other day n it turned out to be awesome :) my husband also loved it..i made it fr his bday!! Sendin u d picture..


Some recent feedback on classes

Dear Rajul Aunty
                     thank u for teaching my mom such delicious things we forgot dominos & mcdonalds
thanks a lot
Sonal Jains Daughter

hi mam
hope u have been doin good...
u mite have got bored of being appreciated.. but u r totally worth it.. again frm my side... ur dishes r juz wonderful as u..

Hi this is Manisha, i had attended ur cakes on cookies workshop this sat..... I made shrewsbury biscuits today n they have turned out simply amazing, very crunchy, delicious taste, they just melt in mouth... I had tried to make them many times before but i always failed but this time i blindly followed ur receipe n got the desired results, also the way u taught was very easy to understand. Im gonna make the cake very soon, will send u the snaps.....
Thank u so much

Hi Rajul
Sending you some pictures of the cake that I baked for my son's 8th
b'day. Though I knew baking my cakes used to turn out very crumbly and
the icing could not be done properly. Your cake class really helped me
to know where I was going wrong and yes you cut and fold instruction was
the best. I followed all your instructions and baked a perfect cake and
received lot of praise.
Thanks a lot.


Cream of mushroom soup

Keeping the chill in mind have added cream of mushroom soup recipe. To check it out go to the soup and salad page. Don't forget to send in your feedback.