Mini Savory Buns/ Khara Buns

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Ever since I saw those beauties on her blog, I have not been able to get them out of my head and have been meaning to try them ever since. Something about them brings back warm memories and takes you back to those childhood carefree days. These savory buns called as Khara Buns in Kannada were regular in our house and we used to have it as a tea time snack. The famous Iyengar Bakeries of Bangalore specialized in making them.

 I am so glad that I tried them at home. They are easy to make and as Sharmi says, most of the time is spent in the waiting for the dough to get fermented.

 We had this with our evening tea and with our deeply engrossing conversation they were gone in no time.

 Me “Do you think they turned a little dark and hard on the outside?”

DH “No they are just fine, I wish they were spicy like the khara buns we got back home”

 Me “Sigh, they did not turn out as golden as Bharthy’s or as fluffy as Sharmi’s

DH” You definitely need to make them again and make sure you make it spicier”

 OK, next time I will make it spicier and make sure they are light brown and not hard on the outside! But this is definitely a keeper and worth a try. Thanks Bharthy  and Sharmi for sharing this.

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Blueberry Lemonade

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Hope you are all having a good weekend. This week has been better for me compared to the last one. Even though it was a stressful week at work, the cold from last week has subsided making me feel normal and not so grumpy J

Weather wise, it continues to be hot here in our neck of the woods. By hot I mean really scorching hot; temperature continues to be in the range of 102 – 108 0F for the past month or so. This drives us to be creative and come up with ways of beating the heat. Drinks like Watermelon Agua Fresca, Watermelon Limeade Cooler, Milkshakes are common along with this blueberry lemonade.

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Indoor/Outdoor Grill Review and Grilled Vegetables Flatbread sandwich

CSNStores had asked me if I would be willing to do a product review and I gladly agreed. They have more than 200 online stores and choosing one product was no easy task. But then we had plans of buying a grill and we used this opportunity to buy a grill from Cookware. After some research we decided to settle down for this grill”

George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor BBQ with Dome Cover – GGR50B”. So far we have had a positive experience with this grill and would recommend it to anybody. Please read the review for more details about the grill.


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Shipping and Delivery from Cookware: There We had a positive experience with their shipping. Even though we requested Standard Shipping, we received an email that the product would be shipped to us much earlier (much to our delight, of course). We were able to track the shipment online and so we had the correct estimate of the delivery date. The product arrived on time and thanks to Cookware for the prompt delivery!

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