Desi Paleo

Stuffed Buns

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Snacks, Vegetables

When I was girl, my mother used to make bread rolls. They had left over vegetables spiced up and stuffed into bread that was deep fried. We saw a lot of that on the table in summers when we kids turned our noses up on the watery gooey vegetables and preferred eating our roti and rice with pickles and a fried egg. Well, the summer vegetables are still watery and bland. But both my sons won’t touch anything deep fried by me. Oh they will have fried momos and aloo…read more

Shahi Tukda for Diabetics

Posted by in Bread, Healthy Living, Pudding, Sweet

“I’m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil for the #MakeIndiaDiabetesFree activity at BlogAdda.” When Blogadda sent me a 5 ltr can of Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Free oil for a review I experienced the same feeling one gets when faced with a multiple choice question where all the options given could be the right one. I must admit that I was a bit dubious about the oil, because it does not look like normal refined cooking oil. It is deep yellow in colour and it does not stick to the…read more


Paleo Flour

Posted by in Bread, Cakes, Coconut, Egg, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo

Ever since I switched to a paleo diet, I’ve been experimenting a lot with various substitutes for getting right kind of cake and bread mix.  I find nut flour too rich and often it takes away from the taste of a cake or bread.  Coconut meal settles at the bottom and makes a bread too clumpy.  Rice flour either makes the baked product gritty or it goes the other way and makes it glutinous.   Yes, trial and error is what makes paleo cooking succeed.  And also pretty nifty ways…read more

Sweet Potato Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo, Sweet Potato

I’ve become a huge fan of sweet potatoes.  There was a time when all I knew was that we could roast them, squeeze a lemon on them, spice them up and have them as a snack. They are so versatile and forgive all kinds of tweaks you can give to them. This bread is made with sweet potato and arrowroot.  It is delicious.  The recipe is really simple and is adapted from the one I found on    


Zucchini Bread Paleo

Posted by in Arrowroot, Bread, Breakfast, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetables

I had two zucchini sitting in the fridge, which really had to be used. The problem with being alone at home is that one ends up eating left overs. The boys have gone away for four days and I had no intention of inflicting myself with zucchini day in and day out. Bread is a wonderful option isn’t it. Ever since I taught myself to bake grain free, I am a happy baker. There is nothing like bread to spread butter on and have with a hot cup of coffee….read more

Gluten Free Grain Free Paleo Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Coconut, Egg, Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo

I woke up with bread cravings.  You know the kind that has you out of bed at 4:45 a.m. wanting to pop a slice in the toaster, slather it with butter and just shove it in the mouth?  Yes, exactly that kind of craving. I had to have bread. When the food cravings kick in, its time to hit the internet. I got this recipe from, made from just and it is simply delicious, it even looks like your regular white bread.  I am one happy cook today. The…read more

Gluten-free buckwheat bread

Posted by in Bread, Egg, Healthy Living, Paleo

I can’t let my Paleo diet keep me away from my oven can I?  Or divorce bread for that matter. Oh, it is day 11 of my Paleo diet and I am doing fine, thanks for asking.  😀 I went all over the internet searching for a gluten-free flour that I could bake, which was cost effective.  Otherwise in desperation, I would cheat.  Such is the craving I get for bread.  Kidding! Sigh … not really. The solution was surprisingly so simple that I almost fell into the laptop screen to…read more

Sweet dough

Posted by in Bread, Cookies, Snacks, Sweet

So what do cinnamon rolls, cookies, jam buns and cream buns have in common? Apart from being served as desert, tea time snack, calories and complete satisfaction of cravings of the sweet tooth variety? You got it – sweet dough. This sweet dough is a recipe I got from a Russian grandmother.  Yes, baking transcends borders and languages.  The lady keeps this dough in the fridge and whenever her grandchildren visit or she wants to pamper someone, she makes balls, stuffs them up with jam or nutella and bingo – she…read more


Molasses and Oats Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Sweet

What do we do when we are sitting at home, forbidden by the orthopaedic to go out because the knee aches? You got it, we bake bread Because when the going gets tough, the tough get baking. I had oats at home.  Now between you and me, dear reader, I think oats = healthy =boring. I had jaggery that I had left over from the winters.  It was really fresh once upon a time, but then summers came.  I had to get it consumed before it got spoilt.  And of course I…read more