Creamy Garlic and Basil Cheese Dip

By on April 19, 2016

You know for a blog that’s called War and Cheese, I’m increasingly realising that my blog doesn’t feature the collection of cheesy recipes that it should. Don’t you think so? So, since I have this very, very, highly valid reason, I HAD to incorporate some recipes into the blog with cheese in it!

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easy | ovo vegetarian

Cheesy Omelete With Peri Peri Garlic Sauce Wrap

By on April 16, 2016

Whew! That was a mouthful wasn’t it??

Now, most of you know that I’m not a big fan of eggs, right? So you must be wondering what this cheesy omelette is doing on War and Cheese. Well the answer to that is two fold, first the cheese and then that sauce! I am of the belief that everything in this world tastes better with cheese. And when in doubt shove some cheese into the mix. This has worked wonders from me with a lot of things and this omelette is no exception.

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Crinkly Butter Cookies

By on April 13, 2016

Families are funny aren’t they.

If you have been following this blog for a while you will know that mine is completely mental. But they sure are the best.

One thing that happens constantly with my folks is what I call genetic dib calling. This is how it works. One of us will have a feature that is generally considered positive, and the maternal and paternal sides of the families will then call dibs on said feature so that they can establish without a room for doubt that they are responsible for said quality.

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easy | ovo vegetarian

Moist Cardamom Cake

By on April 8, 2016

Well, it’s been a while since I have spoken to you, dear reader. And there is more than one reason for the blanket silence from this writer. First of all, I was kind of done with all the food blogging for a while. I just couldn’t stand the idea of writing a post and having to pimp myself out on Facebook for views and validation. And then there is the fact that I have literally not got a second to spare these days thanks to the impending wedding. ( yes the R &r wedding is happening. For the uninitiated R is the one who will have to endure this r’s kitchen dramas for life).

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easy | ovo vegetarian | vegetarian

Atte Ka Halwa

By on March 21, 2016

One wonderful thing about living in your own country after years as an expat is a sense of comfort. That feeling of belonging is something which I personally have missed in all my years away from the motherland. And that has extended in a lot of ways to my food and cooking. I love that the ingredients for my idea of comfort food are so easily available.

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beginner | Breakfast | dairy free | ovo vegetarian | Under 30 minute Dinners

Raw Mango Mint and Egg Sandwich and a Vegetarian Alternative

By on March 17, 2016

There’s something equally magical and asshat irritating about summers. Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m feeling a little bit of the latter, because the electricity has decided to take a break and now it’s like sitting in a very slow cooker.  I have to admit though that this cooker is way better than the blast furnace that Kerala was. The humidity there is something else!

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beginner | Dips, Raitas, Chutneys and Pickles | gluten free | ovo vegetarian | vegetarian

Roasted Peanut and Yoghurt Dip

By on March 11, 2016

It seems fitting that I talk about protests in the aftermath of International Women’s Day. Not that I believe that the day is essentially about protests or protesting. It’s simply because the day still marks the triumph of women wanting to do what they pleased. Surely there must have been some amount of protesting before patriarchal norms were brushed side, right? At least all that bra burning must have been thought of as protest I would imagine.

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beginner | ovo vegetarian | vegetarian

Red Chard and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Peanut Honey Dressing

By on March 8, 2016

Sigh! Summer is here….

From freezing Tokyo to bleeding hot Bangalore. Yes, War and Cheese has been uncharacteristically silent these last few days because, this author was wrapped up at the Cookpad office in Tokyo. Tokyo… What a beauty! Everything about the place screamed pretty and polite. In our ten days there, every person we met was the epitome of politeness.

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Dessert | easy | ovo vegetarian | vegetarian

Easy Almond Phirni with Condensed Milk

By on February 20, 2016

There is something magical about the smell of cardamon right? I totally fell in love with the whiffs of cardamom when I was in Kumili last year for a friend’s wedding. Every now and again the wind would blow, and that heady smell would assault me and I was so besotted by it, I bought quite a lot of cardamom from the local markets. And as besotted as I am with the smell of cardamom, I also love the subtle taste of it in Indian sweets. Even tea, which I’m not normally fond of, I love with a little bit of cardamom.

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