A big warm welcome to my blog. Hope you have a great time here. This is me , Khushboo.
A little about myself
I am a food enthusiast, recipe developer, food stylist , photographer ,author and techie of carve your craving unless and otherwise stated.
I am happily married for
7 8 9 years now and a mother of a cute 3 4 5 year old.
My husband is a big foodie as well . Always encouraging me to experiment , very supportive, open to new food ideas, and a solid critic too.
On the other hand my son is a fussy eater. I need to constantly think about making his food fancy looking, fun to eat yet balanced in nutrition.
I don’t have any formal culinary or photography training nor I have blogged before , but I believe cooking is a never ending journey – plethora of learning – each day leads you closer to perfection.
On my cooking journey I have learned a lot of traditional cooking from my mom and my mother in law.
Picked up tips and tricks along the way , Referred to books, blogs, the worldwide web and most importantly experimented in my very own kitchen which boosted my confidence level
Yummy food + Happy family = Happy me.
What is this blog about
Cravings – who doesn’t have one.
This blog is all about carving your inspirations, and turning them into a reality. We start with something simple such as a craving, a taste, a fragrance, a texture or even a simple ingredient and turn it to something spectacular. I like to think that everyone has an artist hidden in them and cooking is form of channelizing that creativity into something special.
This blog is for everyone who loves to eat and loves to cook.
All recipes on my blog are fuss free, simplified and made with easy to source ingredient.
U will find only vegetarian and vegan recipes here.
Why did I start one
Carve your craving is my humble effort to record and organize my cooking and baking experiments .
My folks say – being creative is my cup of tea. So I thought why not be creative with food . I would like to thank my family and friends who thought my recipes are share worthy . So here I am sharing my culinary journey with you.
What can you expect here
Some cooking, some chatting and loads of fun .
Like many of you I have a busy lifestyle too . I can’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I have to constantly come with quick and easy to make meals which looks appealing , tastes good as well as healthy .
Though we practice a very healthy lifestyle we do enjoy our share of indulgence.
Because it’s all about carving your craving and not curbing it . Hence you will find a little bit of everything here.
From authentic to fusion
Healthy to indulging
Quick meals to elaborate ones
But everything with a sweet little twist.
Welcome to my world of experiments.
Most of my cooking is inspired by my Indian roots . I believe there no right or wrong way about cooking something , and there are substitutes and ways to make anything taste great. I am an ingredient person more than a recipe one. I love to work with things on hands and seldom make special trips to the grocery stores, let the ingredients do the talking .
Playing safe is not my thing . But sometimes thinking out of the box leads to unexpected results sometimes a big flop and sometimes a sweet success . But I try to work on my ideas again and again until I am happy with the outcome.
All recipes shared here are tried and tested by me several times in my very own kitchen and relished by my family and friends .
The grocery store
There is something about food that has always attracted me – the spices , the fresh produce , the fragrant herbs – so tempting . Whenever I walk into the grocery store I start getting ideas.
I have grown up watching my mom make drool worthy finger licking delicacies and always wish to be half as good as her.
His imagination pushes me to make goodies outside my comfort zone , things which I have never tried before or never thought existed .
I love to eat out at various destinations and try to replicate the same at home with my own additions .
More random facts about me
My favorite food’s – Mumbai street food , chatpata chat all kinds , smoothies , salads and bag of chips and guacamole.
I love spending time with my family especially doing fun projects with my son.
love love love baking – its so therapeutic
Fashion , fitness , food and dancing are my weakness.
I have studied fashion design from New York .
I love dancing, and sneak in few dance steps while cooking too.
I love Travelling – and most of my food inspirations come from eating at authentic places .
Diy projects – fashion ,home décor and scrap booking .
I like pretty looking things, cute cute stuff including pretty looking food.
And after reading all this you must have realized – I am a big chatter box too.
Hope you have a great time on my blog and thanks for stopping by. Let’s get going and create some magic.
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If I haven’t replied to your comment it doesn’t mean I haven’t read it. Everytime I read a comment it makes me blush. Your comments make my day and keeps me motivated . I know how much you love me and I love you too. As much as I am passionate about my blog and wish I could stick around forever , I do have a life outside it too – Spending time with my family and loads of other responsibilities , hope you understand. If you have any doubts or questions please leave me a comment or message me here. I will try to revert back as soon as I can.
I have just started blogging and content will keep on increasing every week . If you have anything in mind, anything you are looking for or any special requests please feel free to drop me a note here . I will try to work on it in all my capacity .
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Khushboo, I tried your eggless-coffee-cake this past Saturday with some substitutes and what I had on hand like white sugar instead of brown sugar but it turned out wonderful! I have emailed you pictures of the end product and also more details of items I substituted a few minutes back but now that I have read on your blog here that you’re more of an ingredients person, it adds up that your measurements are exact! Thank you for an up to date, well noted, readily popping up recipe upon google search on the topic of interest.
Oh lovely!!Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I will check the email.
Hi Khushboo , can I use your mango mouse without frosting recipe to make mango mouse cake? Will it turn out the same way?
Hello Bgamini, I did not understand your question. Which mango mousse without frosting are you referring to? I have a mango cake and a mango mousse recipe on the blog!
Just wanted to give you a big thank you for sharing such interesting recipes which even an occasional, highly inexperienced, and really clumsy cook like me could follow easily. I am a big foodie and really like to cook but apparently I was not genetically designed for cooking 🙂
Wanted to surprise my wife and sis on women’s day and was googling when I came across your recipe for healthy manchurian. I decided to give it a shot and after 1.5 hrs (against the 30 mins as per recipe) along with messing up with the recipe a bit (tea and tablespoon always confuse me and the manchurian balls looks like aloo tikkis)…the taste was awesome. My family (wifey/son/sister) just attaked it and finished comoletely. I was declared a god cook !!!! All thanks to you. I will now keep following this website and try more of your recipes. Keep up the great work and great experimenting with food.
Hello Sandeep , firstly I would like to take a bow.. well done! This recipe isn’t meant for beginners and you did great considering your ladies loved it!! Thank you for a lovely feedback. Have a great day!
Tried ur chocolate cupcakes and ganache.. They were just beyond amazing.. All the time that I used to make cupcakes there was some or the other fault.. But your recipe gave me the perfect one. Thank you so much. Looking forward to many more amazing recipes from you. ❤️❤️
Sounds great Nikitha. Do try other bakes too. Thank you for a lovely feedback!
Hi Khushboo I have made your chocolate cupcakes and thet are amazing. I like the way you have created the recepie to change when you amend the number of cupcakes you want to make it changes to grams which is so much easier and perfect. I have also made a batch of vanilla cupcakes but note that the recipe in grams do not change when you increase the number of cupcakes. Is it possible to amend and update so it works out automatically like the chocolate cupcakes please? Thank you.
Thank you for bringing that to my notice. I will look into it.
I’m in love with your receipes, they’re healthy and easy to make. Other than the receipes your blog looks creative. the way you style the food, it’s amazing. Keep it up.
Thank you Neha!
Absolutely love your recipes . I made your salted caramel cake for my husband’s birthday though I skipped the caramel sauce on the top. With a 9 month old daughter I was sceptical about baking a cake forget about icing it. But your easy recipe with simple and quick steps made it a cakewalk. Thanks to u I frosted my first cake.. Thank u so much. And the cherry on the top my husband loved it .
That’s lovely Surabhi. Thank you for taking out your valuable time and leaving me a great feedback. I can relate how difficult it is to manage with a toddler. Happy birthday to your Husband and happy baking !
Glad that I came across your bl9g. Have you uploaded any articles about scrapbooking in your site. Or else can you suggest any good sites or videos for scrapbooking. Thank you!
Hello Sri, This is a food blog hence I blog only about recipes 🙂
I tried your eggless vanilla cake ,it came out awesome. The chocolate cake recipe gives the same texture?
I have to yet try that.
Hello Nidhi, you can read the comments below the chocolate cake recipe and decide 🙂 I absolutely love that recipe so do my readers, do try it 🙂 Thanks. Glad to know that vanilla cake worked for you.
Hi khushboo..made the eggless chocolate cupcakes and to my surprise they turned out amazing…never had my eggless bkes turned out so well..infact i was always reluctant to do eggless bakes..thanks for a great recipe…u rock girl!
Thank you for a lovely feedback Nupur, I am glad you liked them . Do try other eggless bakes too 🙂
Hey Khushboo, just stumbled upon your blog today and must say it’s a treat to the eyes even before trying any of your recipes. I love the way you present the food, I’m sure going to try your recipes asap.. cheers n keep blogging you are doing a wonderful job??
Thank you so much . I am glad that you found me, hoping to hear your feedback on the recipes soon!
Ur d first Indian who understands baking to the science level I’ve come across
Thanks and keep posting. I live in California far from New York if that’s where ur stationed. An Indian myself, n a Bombaitie incidentally. A home baker who wanna b a professional. I haven’t tried any of your recipes but can vouch for it just by understanding your sense for the same.
Thank you Angelina . Do try the recipes and give your feedback. Wishing you luck on your journey to become a pro baker!
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Hey liked your blog and the latest recipe for ‘no rice’ dosas… are yuo based in Mumbai? would like to get in touch with you… pls share your email id.
thanks , you can reach me on my face book page under messages or fill a query in the contact form on my blog
Your blog is a bible to me as I have just started baking.I love the fact that you are not secretive about recipes and give out even the minutest details.Thanks a ton
thanks , lol why will someone be secretive if sharing:) glad my posts are helping you. Thanks for stopping by
Really nice to have stepped inside. You have a wonderful way of explaining and some really amazing recipe. Good keep it up and keep on helping us. ??
Thanks for such a sweet feedback .
Khushboo, so excited to meet you!! You are my first new friend that I would not have made if not for this blogging world, Pretty special! LOVE your blog so far! Really, really nice work! I am so excited because I LOVE Indian food but have had very little experience with making it myself. I look forward to learning more!
Warm regards from your new friend, Rivkah @ korganicfamily.com
Thank you for stopping by Rivkah . I am so elated that you liked my website .All thanks to you and your lovely tutorials that a techie nerd like me could manage to put up a nice website. Thank you once again . Do try out Indian recipes, I am sure you will love it.Hugs.