Chilli & Tamarind Squash with Chickpeas

Chilli & Tamarind Squash with Chickpeas

October in England is a fickle creature. Some years, she can’t wait to arrive with the autumnal chill that necessitates wrapping up warm. Other years, like this one, she’s content to let the warmth of the summer linger on. Over half the month is done Read more

Multipurpose Savoury Muffins

Multipurpose Savoury Muffins

Light, fluffy and very adaptable, these muffins do exactly what it says on the tin. They can be made to suit a variety of tastes/life situations with only some minor tweaks: Kids at school? Portable, nutritious lunchbox treat. Kids off school? Perfect snack for when Read more

Indian Fried Chicken (or Paneer) #65

Indian Fried Chicken (or Paneer) #65

They say you can’t please everyone. I inadvertently road-tested this theory recently only to find that they weren’t lying. I believed in the deliciousness of a recipe so much that I tried several options to make it as adaptable as possible – just so it Read more

The ‘Everything Red’ Stir-Fry

The ‘Everything Red’ Stir-Fry

I rooted through the fridge – in there I found  A beetroot and a red cabbage hanging around Inspiration struck and a mood board formed Of ideas on how these veggies could be transformed Add to the mix an onion and some beans And you Read more

Korean-Style Vegetable Pancakes

Korean-Style Vegetable Pancakes

I have a weakness for cabbage pancakes and I know exactly why. I grew up eating (& loving) ‘Sanna Pollo’, the traditional Mangalorean Konkani version made with a ground mixture of rice, chillies & tamarind. The original version has toor dal as well, but my Read more

No-Churn Irish Coffee & Pecan Ice Cream

No-Churn Irish Coffee & Pecan Ice Cream

As someone who moved from Ireland to the UK 12 years ago, I still get disproportionately excited about all things Irish. And what could be more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day celebrated every year on the 17th of March in honour of the country’s patron Read more

Coriander & Red Chilli Chicken Fry

Coriander & Red Chilli Chicken Fry

Do you take recipes at their face value? Or are you curious about their provenance, their history and the paths they’ve taken to reach you? Me, I belong in the second camp. I find it fascinating how recipes travel, moving either vertically through generations (usually Read more

Mango & Pistachio Dorayaki Pancakes

Mango & Pistachio Dorayaki Pancakes

Recently, on Shrove Tuesday, I made the Blueberry Dorayaki Pancakes from Meera Sodha‘s book, East. The introduction to the recipe in the book tells us that Dorayaki are the Portuguese-influenced honey pancakes that are a speciality of Nagasaki in Japan. As someone who’s not particularly Read more

Iyer Mami’s Rasam

Iyer Mami’s Rasam

I can’t say I remember meeting Iyer Mami but I guess I could say that I have eaten her food. Or perhaps ‘imbibed’ is a better word. When my Mum was pregnant with me, her first & most favourite child (small print: this claim is Read more

Lighter Sticky Sesame Chicken

Lighter Sticky Sesame Chicken

My children love all kinds of ‘Chinese’ (or perhaps Americanised Chinese is a more accurate description) dishes where the chicken is deep-fried or even double deep-fried to achieve a crunchy exterior and a juicy interior and then dunked in a sticky sauce. Personally, I am Read more