I'm Anushruti RK, a recipe developer, food writer and photographer based in Mumbai, specializing in pure vegetarian and sattvik recipes. DivineTaste.com catalogues my quest for simple and exotic pleasures in food that lead to tremendous overall well being with simple healthful recipes, at times elaborate with occasional indulgences!
Like good recipes for vanilla cake or chocolate cake, I believe its important to have good recipes for vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream as well. If you skip the saffron in my saffron and vanilla bean ice cream recipe, you would have really good home made vanilla ice cream. Since there are so many takers for chocolate ice cream, it was important for me to post a chocolate ice cream recipe too.
Hari’s friend Ruhaan loves chocolate ice cream and being a frequent visitor to his home, Hari seemed to have picked up a liking for chocolate ice cream in his company. It’s interesting to see how our …
I love icecreams! Eating a cup of ice cream is always soothing and satiating. And that is why when Kitchenif asked me to create some frozen desserts, I readily agreed since this gave me a chance to bring out my ice cream maker and put it to good use.
I had initally planned to make a classic Philadephia style vanilla ice cream. Philadelphia style ice creams, unlike French style ice creams do not have eggs in them and the ice cream mix can be assembled in a matter of minutes.
But as I started to mix in the vanilla bean into the cream, I couldnt help adding in some saffron …
Mangoes are what make the hot Indian summers bearable for me and for millions of other fellow Indians. Juicy ripe mangoes are eaten with great relish and their raw young counterparts are pickled, made into chutneys or even made into a beverage like the Aam panna.
Mangoes rule my heart and my emotions all through summer and I love eating them in their natural form the most! I also like to cook with them occasionally.
Eating mangoes is also the best way to get your seasonal fruit fix through which you get your essential vitamins and minerals and mangoes being nutrient rich, you can indulge in them in a guilt …
Mor Kulambu, an integral part of Tamil cuisine, was one of the first dishes that I learned to make and incorporate into our menu when I got married and started to cook. Paldya- its Kannadiga counterpart is not something I favoured while growing up, but I was surprised with the taste of this dish that arises from the combination of simple fresh and dry spices like ginger, chili, coriander, cumin and peppercorns. The yogurt provides a perfect base for the spices to mingle and shine.
Mor Kulambu was also a part of the cooling summer menu I developed for the BBC Good Food a few years ago.
My first memory of eating the cashew fruit is when 4 or 5 of us cousins had gone for a walk in the woods of my paternal ancestral place in the western ghats of Karnataka and my cousin Shashi handed over the fruit for us to taste, warning us to steer clear of the sap oozing out from between the fruit and the nut.
I loved every bit of the soft, juicy, sweet and fleshy fruit. We couldnt eat the nut as the nuts go through a time consuming process where the dark brown skin is removed to reveal the creamy white nuts.
Having celebrated the tenth anniversary of divine taste in december it was time to celebrate Hari’s birthday on the 10th of March!
This time he decided to tone down the numbers and call 10 of his dear friends.The boys had a good time playing various games and eating their favourite food. As always, I made my chocolate chip cookies …
If you follow me on instagram or facebook you might have seen the "sesame seed spotlight" series where I spoke about sesame seeds and highlighted different recipes that had them.
I use sesame seeds in a lot of recipes and I love them! I had been using black sesame seeds to make sauteed vegetables and vegetable parathas and was always impressed with the beautiful speck of colour that they added to a dish.
When I found black sesame seeds on a restaurant menu recently on a visit to Pune during my cousin’s engagement after party, I had to order the black sesame ice cream. Although someone remarked that it looked …
A couple of days ago I woke up dreaming of cinnamon rolls and I remembered that
I had many requests for cinnamon roll recipe. After a successful test run in the divine taste kitchen, I’m super thrilled to be sharing this recipe with you today.
This is a recipe that anyone can make. I have noticed that a lot of people have yeast phobia, but let me tell you that all you have to do is stir in the yeast into a bowl of warm liquid and activate it. And then knead your dough well for a beautifully baked dish to delight you and your loved ones. And ofcourse follow …