31 December, 2012

Goodbye 2012 and Welcome 2013... Happy New Year!!!

A plate of Indian street food, Chaats is what I have for you on the last day of 2012. For me this plate of Chaat symbolises the life in general; a touch of sweet, a pinch of salt, a dash of sourness and a kick of spice! Just the way our life is, with ups and downs, challenges and achievements, happiness and joy, peppered with few tears and tantrums! But in the end it is quite satisfying and fulfilling experience... I hope the new year also brings new expectations, new opportunities, new challenges, and a whole new way of delighting people related with you!

Wishing you all a life changing, world shaping, wonderful, purposeful, awe-inspiring and ridiculously Happy New Year!!!

Warm Regards
Sia | Monsoon Spice

24 December, 2012

Merry Chirstmas!

The best gifts in life will never be found under a Christmas tree! Those gifts are friends, family, kids and the one you love!

To all of my family and the friends I have made, those who left for a while and those who have stayed...

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Warm Regards

18 December, 2012

Eggless Fruitcake Cookies Recipe | Simple Christmas Cookie Recipes

Learn how to make Eggless Fruitcake Cookies for this Christmas

I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone. Well, almost! You get the picture. From the milkman to paper delivery guy to grocer to sales man/women at retail stores were known and addressed by their first names. The close community and helpful neighbours meant the crime rates were almost nil except for one or two occasions of some petty robberies. We grew up as kids or how every kid should grow up, fearless and happy! Yes, I am lucky to have a wonderful childhood, untouched by any kind of fear, hatred, or religion/state/caste boundary… My childhood was like any childhood should be…filled with laughter, innocence and mischief!

14 December, 2012

Carrot Kheer/Payasam Recipe | How to Make Carrot Kheer

Learn how to make Carrot Kheer/Carrot Payasam ~ Thick and creamy Indian sweet pudding of carrots cooked in milk, flavoured with cardamoms and topped with crunchy cashew nuts

Memories… Some memories are like a scripture carved in stones, etched in minds like crystal clear pictures. And then there are kind of memories, like dew drops on rose a petal which melts away as the morning sun kisses them, leaving behind blurry images… Some memories come rushing like waves after soaring high waves of mighty ocean, leaving you giddy headed! And there are other memories that come fluttering like a butterfly, lively and playful but transient at the same time, bringing little flashes from past!

05 December, 2012

Vegan Leek and Potato Soup Recipe | Quick & Simple Soup Recipes

Learn how to make Vegan Leek and Potato Soup

So this season’s first snow is here. With dropping temperature and many cold frosty nights, we kind of expected it to snow anytime! Probably snow is one of the best things about winter as the little girl trapped inside my grown up woman’s body come out with mischief in her mind and twinkle in her eyes!