Coriander & Mint Rice 

Need a midweek pick me up? How about this one pot dish? Well, we can all use some inspiration on Wednesdays as it tends to be the time when the working week has taken over and we may lack some ideas and energy in the kitchen I like one pot dishes – less washing up…

Spicy Aubergine & Coconut Curry

Love coconut curries? Here’s another to add to your list of curry recipes! Aubergine or Brinjal as we call them, can be quick to cook and something I reach out to for a quick no-fuss dinner during the week, you can stuff them, roast them or put them in a curry – they can be versatile During the week…

Simple Garlic & Shiitake Rice Noodles

In the mood for some oriental food?? Last night, tired from a long day at work, we were in the mood for something interesting for dinner Although we had some leftovers from lunch we weren’t too keen on having the same food again and decided to rustle up a stir fry with rice noodles instead The…

The Common Ground – Dal Chawal

No South Asian kitchen is complete without the basic ingredients for a comforting Dal/ Dhal. This lentil based recipe is also a favorite the world over especially here in the UK. In the colder parts of the world this can be a comfort food for many of us At home in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan…

The South Indian Classic – Sambar

The celebrated Sambar or a Spiced Lentil Stew with seasonal vegetables A Sambar was one of the first things I learned to cook as a teenager through observation and has stayed with me since This recipe was passed on to me by my maternal grandmother or Ajji as we affectionately call her, I thank her…

Simple Green Beans with Coconut

Don’t like the idea of green beans?? Try these and you’ll be going back for seconds 😉 If you’re looking to cook some greens over this weekend, here’s an idea… I made these yesterday and just loved how they turned out, I was so surprised at how fast they cooked and how juicy and tasty…

The humble Kichdi…comfort food?

We have a 50/50 vote for this one pot dish in our household, maybe the same for the rest of you out there. My husband thinks it’s a waste of time (while secretly enjoying it once finished!) and I feel that it can be a life saver on gloomy day when one has no prospect…

Love a good Okra/ Bhindi Masala?

Here is the timeless classic under 40 min okra/ bhindi masala recipe, I’ve gone for the simple home cooked version of this as I love simplicity in the kitchen. Efficient & time-saving recipes without compromising flavor are what I go for every time I work full-time and often don’t have the will or creative energy…

Blackeyed Peas Curry

This was lunch today! 🙂 very satisfied… I really like the texture of cooked Blackeyed Peas, when you bite into them they are creamy and soft. They work very well in this simple recipe that took 25 minutes from start to finish. These are similar to chickpeas and will need to be soaked overnight and…

Chole/ Channa Masala (Chickpea Curry)

We had some friends visit and spend the weekend with us recently, this was what I put together for us The vegetables cooked were okra or Bhindi Masala, cauliflower & potatoes or Aloo Gobi with a chickpea curry or famously known as Chole Masala accompanied with rice and chapattis For this chickpea recipe you could…

Jacket Potato & Tomato Salad

Following a cloudy and rainy week all I was craving was carbs!! This made me explore this national favorite here in the UK This can also be a quick mid-week meal if you are in no mood to cook a complicated meal 🙂 Always love the ‘keep it simple’ ones as they can be a…