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  • Reply achala July 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    hey shaheen,

    saw ur recipe of the hazelnut cookies, where can i get the silpat and hazelnuts from here in mumbai??

    plan to make ur mud cake tom, have been having a tough time trying to find the dark brown soft sugar, no one seems to have it, from hyper to the fancy grocery stores, any idea??

    • Reply The Purple Foodie July 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM

      Hi Achala,

      Silpat: you won’t find it here, but you can use parchment paper.
      Hazelnuts: Crawford market
      Instead of soft dark brown sugar you can use demerara sugar. Hypercity does have dark soft brown sugar though.

  • Reply Gina Iyer July 28, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    I have a a little business from home its called Gina’s Kitchen we are based in Navi Mumbai and like you I am always on the lookout for new stuff to bake and cook with. I enjoyed reading all the fun stuff you have put up. It was really very helpful. I found this sight called “” have you heard of it? Can not wait to read what you put up next… :) Happy baking and cooking

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  • Reply Anonymous October 1, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Hi shaheen,
    was introduced to the purple foodie by a friend and enjoyed it very much. tried the pancake recipe today .. just one thing.. mine turned out golden on one end, but the other was spotted like indian dosas. what didn’t I do right?


    • Reply The Purple Foodie October 4, 2010 at 9:14 AM

      That’s probably because you poured the batter from quite a distance from the pan.

  • Reply Priya October 7, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    Hi Shaheen!

    Congrats on the writeup about Purple Foodie in Times Food Review…..
    Where are you based in Mumbai, just wanted to know cos you have mentioned that food items ordered can be collected from your kitchen?

  • Reply Megha October 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Greetings from Livetoeat!!!
    I haven’t received any reply from you. I sent you an email, sometime this week.

  • Reply Charis October 22, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Hi Shaheen,
    I just came across your blog and it’s so beautiful! I’ve wanted to write a food blog for the longest time, but just can’t find the courage to start. Your blog is such an inspiration!
    PS-Do you deliver your baked goodies to Delhi by any chance? :)

  • Reply Vikram November 29, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Hi Shaheen,

    Great stuff! All of it is!

  • Reply jilu December 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Hi Shaheen,
    First of all..i must congratulate you on your site and the courage to chuck up a corporate job. Bravo!!! Fell in love with ur site @first sight. <3 <3 One small suggestion can you also have a separate list of links for recipes which do not use eggs. I dont cook much however i do love to bake stuff once a while and ur website inspires!! One small problem though: I eat eggs in cakes/chocolates that i buy from outside, however we do not use eggs in the house. It would be really inspiring if you do start a veggie only section.
    I really cant appreciate ur love for food enough, however thank u once again for inspiring all those who dont like cooking but wanna do once they see ur site…and brilliant pictures i must add!!! :)

  • Reply Ruchita January 16, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Hi Shaheen,

    Haven’t heard from u, sent u an email sometime back.

    Your all receipies are fabulous, but i jest have 1 hurdle I am a vegetarian . So what would be an ideal substitute of egg while baking ?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie January 30, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      Hey, using the same recipe for baking without eggs isn’t quite the same. A lot of the proportions change, so I suggest you use a recipe that doesn’t call for eggs from the onset.

  • Reply Shweta March 8, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Hello Shaheen,

    I just came across your blog and its amazing.Your recipes are really fantastic.
    I stay in Delhi, would like to know where can I get wilton decoration items. Also wanted to know whats the substitute for Wilton Candy melts.I want to start small home based business of making decorative cupcakes and cake pops so doing lots of research on same.

    I am vegetarian. If you can please share some cake recipes without eggs. And also for cookies and tarts.


  • Reply Erwin Rodrigues October 28, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Hey Shaheen!
    Love your blog. I have a little question. I’ve been dying trying to find Lavender in Mumbai, both a potted plant or just flowers or seeds or anything! But I really can’t manage to find any.
    Do you have any idea where I could get any of the above? It would be a great help. Thanks. :)

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