Vermicelli Pudding

Here is a tribute to my mother’s cooking and a pudding that she used to cook for me as a child. I have such fond memories of it as I enjoyed the texture of vermicelli as a child especially in puddings Mom is here visiting me at the moment and she made this for me…

Roasted Lentil & Coconut Milk Pudding

Ever tried a South Indian Lentil Pudding?? Here’s the recipe… I’ve been in the mood for something sweet the past few weeks and so I had to find time to make this. It took me just 20 mins to put together  🙂 It can be served chilled or warm – it’s a traditional pudding cooked in many parts of Karnataka,…

The King of Mangoes

Yes, not done with mangoes yet! Why should we be? The markets are full of mangoes from different parts of the world – Indian Mangoes remain my favorite – this is not me being biased, I promise! mangoes from the Dominican Republic are next on my list If you have not tried Indian mangoes yet, I suggest trying…

Kheer – Indian Rice Pudding + hint of Green Cardamom Powder

Rice pud is either loved or hated here in the UK, this is a recipe that will win the haters! Kheer as its called in India- this South Asian favourite brings me great memories from my childhood None of that stodgy, dry, flavorless stuff that reminds people of school lunches, I promise! If made correctly…

Kerala’s Fried Plantain recipe

Here’s a quick & easy sweet treat that you can put together in minutes! This was cooked by chance 2 days ago when my husband got some Nenthra or Nendran plantain as they are known in Kerala, India. These plantains are fibrous and retain their shape/ structure after cooking. I tried cooking these for the first…

Mumbai meri jaan!

  This was something I just had to write about, Saturday night in Mumbai we finally made it after much anticipation and planning. This was our recent visit to Mumbai to visit family and friends. The Mumbai experience was great, we visited during December the weather was pleasant and mild. I enjoyed the energy and…

Rice & Poppy Seed Pudding

Here is my all time favorite pudding and perhaps the feelings are the same for many more of us from Karnataka, India. Its consumed mostly at night as its known to contribute to a good nights sleep! thankx to the poppy seeds!! So if your tired and sleep deprived, give this one a go! This…