Tag: spices

vanilla chai cake
Cakes, Dessert

Vanilla chai cake

This is an exclusive post for all the chai lovers! I know, it is not the normal tea but it is a step more than that – a cake! Yep, it is vanilla chai cake with spiced chai cake layers along with a simple and mildly spiced vanilla cream cheese frosting. So, the first two […]

Beverages, Indian


Tired of playing Holi? Have a drink! The ‘Festival of Colors’ is here and it is time we celebrate it with a special drink- ‘Thandai.’ Thandai is a refreshing drink popular in India and is served mainly during Holi and Mahashivaratri. The traditional recipe for thandai includes bhang in it. But, I haven’t used it […]

Spice Powder

Biryani/garam masala

Biryani masala, commonly called as garam masala is a blend of all the aromatic and flavorful spices. Here, in India, we use garam masala for almost everything as it gives the dish a very exotic taste. For a while after my marriage I was using only store bought garam masalas. Then it is only a […]