All posts filed under: Baked Goodness

Air fryer chickpea and lentil snack crackers (Masala Vada inspired)

I am an avid tea lover and tea drinker. The taste of steaming milk tea in early in the morning while watching my mom make breakfast was one of the first best memories that pops into my mind when I think about my childhood. I must have been four or five years old then. I guess you could call that I grew up on tea. Right along with the tea goes teatime snack. Teatime without a good spicy teatime snack is at least for me very dull. May it be a ginger snap cookie, spicy tuna sandwich, peppery veg roti or a good old masala Vada. Now, if any of that sounds gibberish to you let me enlighten. With a recipe for a snack that you can whip up quickly and cook in an air fryer superfast. Not only this Vada inspired snack crackers are healthy with wholesome ingredients, but they are also a clean snack without all that oil in it from deep frying. This recipe is going to yield you 40 crackers. Here …

Peri Peri Chicken influenced curry chicken roast ( The Island way )

A good roasted chicken recipe is a part of the any good family recipe vault. I feel like it is never enough how many times I make it. it is so delicious, elegant, and simple and at the same time so versatile. If that is not enough reasons to love it, how about the fact that you can serve it with many sides and feed a crowd with a snap. This and so many other reasons that I do not even know, I am always looking for good chicken recipes. I did my post with the title Island way, even though my islanders do not do roasting that often. We do more curried chicken than roasted for our day today meals. Roasting is done in special occasions. It is not surprising to see the spice roots however, looking back at the Southwestern European and Indian influence embedded deep in our way of cooking. Sri Lankan cooking has evolved so much since Portuguese occupation of the island back in 15 th century, even though it is …

Making a 100% whole wheat loaf when you do not have a sourdough starter and time to make one.

Let me start by mentioning where I got my inspiration on for the first time. The perfect loaf. This amazing blog by Maurizio Leo, who is so hands on and knowledgeable about all things baking. Past five years I have followed his blog, methods, and awesome Instagram page for inspiration. If you want technicality of hands-on baking, there is where you find it. But if you are like me, a mom, homemaker who love to add sourdough to your weekly meals. Want to make one yourself or not a fan of supermarket made sourdough bread, then this post is for you my friend. I bake weekly for my family and we have stopped buying bread from the store for the most part. It has taken me several years to get here and have baked many stone hard loaves while learning my lessons. Thank god now I am in a much better place. Let me share my tips with you too. Let us read on! First and foremost, I should emphasis that even if you do …

How to make one big family omelet

Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend. I had a fabulous weekend with my family. All my fab weekends include cooking, trying out new recipes, eating and going for walks. After such a long time I took out all my cast iron cookware and give them a good scrub and cooked some wholesome meals in it. If you are like me, you know how flavorful everything turns out with that beautiful even heat and beautiful searing happening with all that high heat retention. I simply love cooking in them. Once you get the hang of it its snap to clean as well. But we will talk about all that technicality behind using cast iron later.  Today is all about that skillet breakfast I made in my beautiful well-seasoned pan. Gone are the time both my kids loved eating eggs, I now must bribe them to get them to eat eggs, unless its cake. So, I was looking for recipes and looking at different ways to turn that simple egg in to something beyond …