Essentials of a South Indian Masala Dabba

Hope you all had a lovely week – guess what its just 3 weeks to the end on 2016!! Can you believe it?! I sure can’t as this year has gone by so quick… so many things to do and so less time!! Speaking of masala dabbas, I know this is by far, the most…

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…