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…

Mint & Watermelon Coolers

It’s 35 deg. C. in Bangalore, India today, hot and dry! If you are feeling the heat where you are, try these ruby-red beauties to cool you down! I spoke to my mother,  Ma as I call her, this morning to wish her for Mother’s Day, she mentioned how hot it was, instantly I wished…

Mango & Oat Smoothie

Mangoes are finally here!!! Yes, it’s that time of the year, time for a mango recipe My cousin visited us from India with his family, I was very happy to have them over and we ensured that we showed them a good time He brought along the best gift possible in the whole world! Some…

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…

Almond & Spices Stuffed Okra

How many ways to cook Okra? This was the question on my mind today, I had some fresh Okra in the fridge that was begging me to make something exciting with it! It had been lying in the fridge for a week now while I was busy procrastinating. I usually feel bad when I waste food…

Breakfast Smoothie

Love smoothies!? Why not? Its quick, simple, fulfilling and not to mention nutritionally dense Most smoothies take only a few minutes to blend, this one requires some overnight soaking and is packed with good calories so its ideal for a grand start to your day 🙂 We have this smoothie every other day for breakfast before we rush out…

Fresh Coconut, Mint & Coriander Chutney

Summer is here and fresh mint is now available in abundance, so I thought a mint recipe is just what’s needed! Presenting the Fresh Coconut, Mint & Coriander Chutney!  I enjoyed mine with some crispy Dosa & steamed Iddlies this morning and loved it! You could also use it(along with some other fillings) in a…

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…

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…

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…