Bakery

Kandur Unlocked 1.0

Kandur Unlocked 1.0

Since the lockdown was announced on 25th March, 2020 due to unanticipated pandemic heading towards us, people resorted to cooking as a stress-buster in their humble kitchens. They have been cooking all sorts of day-to-day survival meals to exotic preparations and taking social media by a storm sharing pictures, videos and even going LIVE. Although […]

Food Riding On A Scooty, Revives Cafes In The Valley

Food Riding On A Scooty, Revives Cafes In The Valley

As streets are slowly picking up the familiar footfall faded by consecutive curbs in the valley, Kashmir’s new-age cafes are trying to regain their pulse through a robust system of deliveries, utmost hygiene and clientele support. This revival strategy has paved path for some interesting sectors to blossom for the first time in the valley. Prime […]

Farheen Farid – YouTuber in Lockdown

Farheen Farid – YouTuber in Lockdown

We caught up with this young and emerging YouTuber to know about her creative process and this is how the tête-à-tête unfolded. Ques: Tell us about yourself? I am Farheen Farid, a full-time Research Scholar and a part-time YouTuber from Kashmir who loves to read, paint, bake and day-dream. Two months ago, I started my […]

Girda Without Tandoor

Girda Without Tandoor

Ingredients 2 cups of All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1.5 Teaspoons Yeast 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar 1 Teaspoon Salt 3 Teaspoons of Milk Powder A Pinch of Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon Butter at Room Temperature For Glaze 4 Tablespoons Milk 1 Tablespoon Milk Powder Generous Sprinkle of Poppy Seeds Method In half a cup of lukewarm water […]

Mango Recipes

Mango Recipes

Making the most of our favourite summer guest, we’re here with simple yet delectable mango recipes for you. Easiest Mango Kulfi Ingredients 1.5 cups full-fat milk 1 cup sweetened condensed milk ½ cup cream 4 green cardamom powder 1 large mango chopped Slivers of pistachio for garnish Method Blend chopped mango, milk and condensed milk […]

Survival of Home – Based Patisserie

Survival of Home – Based Patisserie

  Coronavirus has impacted our lives drastically. Everyone is afraid to socialize, go out or go shopping. We were confined to our homes, thinking of what to do every single day. We all know baking is a stress buster although everyone took this therapy too seriously. Half of the population has become enthusiastic bakers. This has […]

A Blind Date with Bakarkhani

A Blind Date with Bakarkhani

Kashmir has a rich tradition of bread making and baking. Every neighbourhood would have what is locally known as a Kandur/ Kaandar. These traditional bakeries churn out a variety of breads and other goodies to meet the demands of the community. Amongst all the fascinating Kashmiri breads (Kandur Tsot as they are called in Kashmiri) […]

ROMANCING THE BREAD

ROMANCING THE BREAD

Huma I am a morning person and ‘Oh so British’ with my spot of milk tea and fresh toasted bread and butter with marmalade all home-made. However, in Kashmir, morning rituals, served with a smile, and newspaper wrapped ‘TRADITION’ breads like TSOT / GIRDA are golden, doughy and slightly chewy, is BREAKFAST for all seasons. Morning […]

Crème – The New Ahdoos Bakery

Crème – The New Ahdoos Bakery

Things started to look better and I thought it’s probably the time to come back home, to come back to Kashmir, says Hayat the heart and soul behind “Crème” also now better known as the “Chef in Making”. In 2010 Hayat came back from Delhi to Kashmir to salvage whatever is left over of the […]

Delhi’s Iconic Mithai Brand Opens Shop in Srinagar

Delhi’s Iconic Mithai Brand Opens Shop in Srinagar

Gulab has been a hallmark of quality of sweets and authenticity of taste in Delhi for over a century. From its humble beginning in 1912 from Rohtak, Gulab has established itself as a market leader and the most sought after brands not only in India but internationally as well. Mr. Manzoor Dar & Mr. Tariq […]