Salmon and Sweet Potato Tikkis

Salmon and Sweet Potato Tikkis

I have a habit of combining foods with similar colours to see what happens (yes, I am quirky like that). And on most occasions, I am pleased with the results. There was that time when I decided to chuck cooked beetroot, red cabbage, some cherries Read more

Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns

You know when you are looking for things to do with those overripe bananas languishing in your fruit bowl and the Internet throws approximately 9,864,233 results of banana bread at you? And you feel overwhelmed just looking at the choices? I have a solution: Make Read more

Chilli & Coconut Prawn Fry, South Indian Style

Chilli & Coconut Prawn Fry, South Indian Style

To call something ‘South Indian’ is to make a broad, sweeping statement because the parts of India covered by that description, though similar, are also as diverse as they can get. India is a huge country, yes, but what’s more fascinating is that it feels Read more

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

One summer holiday in Florida, my children discovered the Americanised Chinese dish that is Orange Chicken. Almost as if in a fitting tribute to the state famous for its oranges, they chose to eat it at as many meals as they could. Even I, who Read more

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi

I haven’t shopped for groceries for days. The fruit basket is empty, there is barely enough milk for half a cup of coffee. Even a Great Procrastinator like me cannot put it off any more. Still, I try. After all, with a great title like Read more

Penne with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper

Penne with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper

Growing up in an era where internet connectivity was a low, distant rumble on the horizon, I would be well in my teens before I first tasted pasta. I had read about it in magazines, seen packets of it in supermarkets but still, it remained Read more

The Easiest, Softest, Almost No-Knead, Wholemeal, Multi-Purpose Flatbread

The Easiest, Softest, Almost No-Knead, Wholemeal, Multi-Purpose Flatbread

This is a story about how, sometimes, when things go wrong in the kitchen, they end up being very, very right. Or, in the words of a popular KDrama, the wrong train often gets you to the right place. For years, I have experimented to Read more

Tamarind & Honey Roasted Beetroot

Tamarind & Honey Roasted Beetroot

Beetroot lovers, rejoice! Here’s a recipe that elevates the humble vegetable to heavenly status. Beetroot haters & those sitting on the fence, if I could have just one chance to win you over to the Beetroot Lovers’ Club, I would start here. Consider this your Read more

No-Cook Summer Tofu/Paneer/Chicken Curry

No-Cook Summer Tofu/Paneer/Chicken Curry

Too hot to cook? This is the genius recipe you need.  You can go into the kitchen and emerge with this cooling, refreshing curry 15 minutes later. And you wouldn’t even have turned the hob on (except to cook the rice and the chicken, if Read more

Red Hot Chicken & Potato Traybake

Red Hot Chicken & Potato Traybake

Traybakes have been all the rage for a while but I was reluctant to jump on that bandwagon. Mainly because apart from breads, cakes, cookies and the like which need to be baked in an oven, I prefer to use my hob. That way, I Read more