My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll

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29 March 2016

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K's parents sent me a hand mixer to take my cakes to a new level, so of course, yesterday we had to try it out. Behold: lemon pound cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, layered with the same. The pound cake is delicious, very light and fluffy, but frosting is my nemesis. However it's still better than the frosting I've made before and hopefully a night in the fridge has made it set a bit. Soon we'll be pros. #baking #domesticgoddess

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  1. Isnt a hand mixer the same as an electric beater?

  2. Also do you line the pan with parchment paper or just grease?
    Oh and you were terrific on vikram's show on sat. Loved.

  3. Thank you :)

    I'm not sure if it's the SAME-same thing. My flatmate had one in Bombay which was just one whirring soup-making rod thing. This one has several different attachments. Like a mini Kitchen Aid? (I'm not describing it very well!)
    For loaf cakes, I just use canola oil on the bottom and sides, but for my round cake pan, I use parchment.


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