We are Baking !


The King of the Season !
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Almond Flour Mango cake with Mango topping ❤ ❤ ❤

‪#‎Call‬ #9731244600 to place your orders ❤

Taantraa Almond Flour Mango Cake with Mango Topping

Taantraa Almond Flour Mango Cake with Mango Topping

#Vegan #Glutenfree

We are Also making some !
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❤ Almond Flour Mango muffins
❤ Chocolate Sauce
❤ Almond Butter
❤ Cashew Butter

Pls place your order at #9731244600 .

Mangoes are here for few more days only Hurry.
*No Minimum quantity required for this flavour muffin.
*We deliver across Bangalore !

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The Taantraa DIY Muffin Tree ♥ ♥ ♥


Army life lends you a certain madness – it takes various forms. To me it gave fearlessness and a deep sense of living. I am not scared of anything. Being born to a Colonel does have its perks. We pretty much had a banjara existence. Posted in far flung places the names of which you wouldn’t have heard of – Unchibassi 😀 right ?

Unchibassi is the richest Army Unit. We used to have an Olympic size swimming pool way back in 1980’s, a Movie theater, a Cola factory etc…& a Bakery – where mum used to take atta, oil, part-sugar-part-jaggery, roasted jeera to get biscuits baked – we made TONs of them.

I was in the 4th grade and the seed was sowed. She is a classical Kathak dancer and dances till date, Dad is a sportsman, body builder and a Homeopath along with being a Colonel- both the parents have a heavy bent towards great health & eating right.

Fast forward to pregnancy and my daughter Aanyaa being born – both the incidences showed me there was nothing off the shelf in the market that I could eat or feed which was healthy. As a child I would bake cos I loved cakes. Unchibassi had generators so baking was a breeze, but Allahabad OD fort – Akbar’s Kila (where we subsequently moved) didn’t have any. I would pray while making the batter and putting it in the oven. A habit which didn’t leave me- hence the name Taantraa // Organic Handbaking . The light did go inspite of all the praying. Necessity is the mother of all inventions and how ! I would ruuuuuunnnnnn and get sand, put the Tava on the stoves high flame, pour the sand on it, add a Huge aluminium container on it, put a plate in it and cover it to preheat 😉 My fearless logical mind just knew it will work. No one had taught me this. Once the pot was hot enough I would put in the cake mold and let it bake with the lid on high flame first for sometime and then later on slow flame.

I remember the texture of the cake, the crazy Khusboo, Everything about the cake was special. I learnt that day if you pour your heart into something, it never lets you down ♥
It was my best cake ever !

I turned to completely Vegan baking overnight. Must tell you – I am a self taught baker with no formal training at all. I was going for an event called “Second to None” and a beautiful soul pinged me on FB saying would you be getting anything for me ! plssssssss. It was 10pm already and I said yes I will! Cos I am in the market for those souls who do not get the things they need off the shelf. So I ran out to buy what I needed and came back and baked and took it with me. She loved it and I knew I could bake without animal products like eggs & dairy and that took care of a lot of Karmas.

For a Naturalist Baker with a heavy bent towards beauty, this has been a tough journey for me. I was able to break out of the browness slowly but steadily. We have fantastic bakers here so finding an easy recipe is not a problem. We also have google for help – but making stunning presentation staying within the realms of Nature is difficult.

The pictures have been taken with an iphone camera with serious limitations. The muffins are made with jowar, bajra, ragi, sprouted wheat, wheat & oats. For sweetener I have used jaggery, water, oil , rock salt, some spices as the main ingredients. Have used chocolate sauce made with jaggery on top.

DIY steps for the Taantraa Muffin Tree ♥
*I bought some gorgeous lace from a local vendor for Bangalorians – From Ramdev in Tippsandra
*10 different colors 3 meters each in length*Glued the muffin paper onto the Aluminium muffin mold from outside and glued the lace from it’s base.
*Arranged all the 10 muffins in various lengths to give a well balanced look.
*Once all the muffin molds were hanging well I put the Chocolate Oats muffins in the molds.
*Two years back I’d also made mini version of these laces with the same sized muffins and called them flying muffins.
*You could also use this tree for all the festivities that are just round the corner and celebrate with the beauty of natural goodness.

P.S Once the muffins are in the mold pls don’t try to rearrange them as they might fall off 😉

Some tips for Vegan baking that I have learnt over the years are shared below:
1.Apple cider vinegar is the magick potion. Apart from being a girl’s Best Friend it helps to bake amazing cakes.
2.1 tbsp of Flax seed with
3 tbsp of hot water is equivalent to 1 egg in all recipes.
3. Apple sauce works wonders in baking.4. You can substitute Anything and everything to suit your requirement with the stuff readily available at home.
5. Our body is sacred – we have to treat it like a temple. As you would never throw garbage in a temple likewise you should never throw junk into your body.

PS: I am dedicating my post to all the amazing out-of-the-box-thinkers and bakers out there – you keep the tradition of eating and living healthy, alive, even in today’s crazy world ♥

Thank you so much all you wonderful souls for giving me this space and time. Loads of love and mystickal blessings ♥

The Taantraa DIY Muffin Tree ♥ ♥ ♥
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Had written this piece for Home Bakers Guild‘s Masterchef Monday series so wanted to share the love here too ♥

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Guess Who We Fed at OFYT


Nandan Nilekani

We were absolutely delighted when Mr Nilekani loved our vegan, oil free and flour-free bakes at Oota From Your Thota.

I was even happier meeting the utterly elegant Mrs. Nilekani, for who we packed some bakes ❤

Yay for Taantraa!!

PS: We have started home delivery across Bangalore. Call if you want some oil-free, flour free, began bakes sent home ❤

Taantraa : Now Home Delivered


Home Delivery

And finally, we have it:
Taantraa bakes, home delivered on cycles!!
Thanks to the good folk at Cyclercity, we are now ready to send our bakes straight to your home   
It’s nice and non-polluting, just the way we like everything else at Taantraa   

Pls Note: We can deliver across Bangalore on any day as long as we are given adequate notice to bake. Everything is fresh and baked on order.

Organic Mecca of Bangalore ♥ Bhoomi Utsav ♥


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I wait the ENTIRE YEAR for the Bhoomi Utsav….. and wasn’t disappointed at all again this time round ♥ .

Even though it was so much bigger ! 75 stalls ! awesome amount of space , lovely people, awesome energy, Organic Mecca of Bangalore. Each and everyone in this holy space was there to help, showcase, spread the word, increase awareness, show solidarity, spread love.

♥ Want to thank all of you ♥ who came all the way to Sarjapur ♥ to eat my offerings ♥ No amount of mystickal gratitude can ever be enough ♥ for the love that is being showered on me ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

May God keep you safe & loved every moment of your lives ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Special love to Santhinam for the crusader that she is ♥

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Have you visited my Facebook page yet and seen the blessed work being done yet ?

Pls click here to reach Taantraa // Organic Handbaking do like the page & share it with your friends and family ♥

Vani Murthy ♥ Ananya Mehta ♥  Shalini Singh ♥  to name a few among my Favorites who came visiting and gave me the most awesome hugs ♥

Stay Blessed, Stay Loved  ♥

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Catch us in October 2013


This is where you can find US in the month of October:

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2nd October: The Bhoomi Utsav – An Organic Festival

At Prakriya Green Wisdom School from 10am to 6pm

Get yourself on the guest list here: https://www.facebook.com/events/222331597930008/

Bhoomi Utsav

Bhoomi Utsav

Map to Reach:

The Bhoomi Utsav Map

The Bhoomi Utsav Map

 

Bhoomi Utsav – is a festival of organic food and produce, folk art and craft, music, dance and talk…

 An event for the entire family!

  • A whole range of stalls selling mouth watering organic eats, organic cereals, millets and dals, fresh vegetables, arts/crafts await you…
  •  children can have fun in the crafts and painting corners, accompanied by folk music in the background; tribal dance and music
  • Kitchen and balcony gardeners can source open pollinated seeds and saplings
  • and those interested in green activities can engage in ‘talk sessions’ with specialists in solar energy, bamboo construction, waste recycling and more…

Give your kitchen a holiday! and feast on a yummy and nutritious menu at the Bhoomi Utsav.  Bhoomi will tempt you with thambuli, Nochundae, a delicious steamed Vada served with Doddapatre chutney, dhoklas, steamed cutlets,unforgettable KaraKozhakattais, Millet dosas with drumstick leaves and soft Idlies made with unpolished red rice, whole grain breads, millet dishes and much much more…

Organic Food and Consciousness: Along with experience of the exuberance of a mela, you have an opportunity to learn about and buy organic cereals, pulses, cold-pressed oils and more. In several discussion stalls where ‘talk sessions’ happen, you can meet local farmers and organic food suppliers who will discuss various aspects of green living, including the importance of organic foods… How it is grown? Why organic? Do pesticides slow-poison us?

What better way to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti? than to honour the Father of the Nation, who in many ways believed in and advocated an organic way of life. Gandhiji once said, “We must be a part of Nature and not apart from Nature”. This year at the  “Bhoomi Utsav” we plan to connect with and felicitate local organic farmers who will be part of our Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations. The Farmers’ market  at heart is about honoring and celebrating local economy, borrowed from Gandhiji’s idea ofSwadesh, where people make their livelihood and celebrate the gifts of their local natural resources. You will be sharing their gifts in this one of a kind Santhe, an initiative brought forth by Bhoomi to bridge the gap between the organic producer and the conscious consumer.

Inauguration by renowned organic farmer, Shri Narayana Reddy, Bangalore

5th & 6th October at: The Green Bazaar

at the Rococo House & Gallery, #11 Rest House Road, Off MG Road from 10am to 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/thegreenbazaar is an Initiative of https://www.facebook.com/thealternative.in

The Green Bazaar

The Green Bazaar

Get yourself on the guest list here:http://on.fb.me/18h2oH1

The Green Bazaar is a place to make sustainability a way of life, every day. Shop, eat, attend DIY workshops and celebrate conscious living.
This  Bazaar is a monthly weekend market that celebrates earth-friendly living. From organic wholesome food and chemical-free household utilities to handmade native crafts, eco-friendly toys and recycled goodies, the fair brings under one roof, a variety of sustainable products to power everyday living. The Bazaar also features DIY workshops, a dedicated children’s corner, panel discussions and more for citizens to engage with conscious ways of living. The Green Bazaar is brought together by The Alternative, a media platform for sustainable living and social impact.

For more details pls click here : http://thealternative.in/environment/green-bazaar-earth-friendly-choices-for-everyday-life-festival-edition-oct-5th-and-6th-rococo-house/

20th October: The Yoga House Bangalore

At No 89, 11th Cross Street, 60 Feet Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage (near BDA complex) from 10am to 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/theyogahousebangalore

The Farmer's Market

The Farmer’s Market

The Map: tyhmap

The Yoga House has got involved in promoting The Farmers Market because: we believe in natural, chemical-free, genuine, organic, authentic, pure, affordable, earthy, qualitative, simple, accessible, true…. Life, we thought it would be nice to gather local conscious entrepreneurs who share the same values under our roof.

Come and meet our community of local growers, farmers, makers and bakers and stock up on your favorite organic greens, grains, pulse, home-made delicacies as well as hand-made soaps and other natural cosmetics.

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See you soon there ! ! ! We are so excited ❤ ❤ ❤ and will be waiting ❤ ❤ ❤ !

Taantraa // Organic Handbaking

Taantraa // Organic Handbaking