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Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

When I think about vegetarian food, I feel the need to be more creative and try new things with vegetables. This is often so that my daughter also enjoys the food and does not throw tantrums about having to eat vegetables! I prepare Soya chunks […]

Mutton Chilli

Mutton Chilli

Indian cuisine is so full of variety and flavors. So many different cultures, all with their unique ways of using the same ingredients, and different methods of cooking – there is always a lot to experiment and learn. This is a Goan – Manglorean recipe […]

Chicken Liver Meatballs

Chicken Liver Meatballs

Although it comes every year, it still hits us unexpectedly and in full force. Summer! Yes it is here, scorching, humid, blindingly sunny and so long. It is just starting and already I want it to end. But it’s a long way from respite, so […]

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local […]

Cherry Tart

Cherry Tart

Recipe adapted from www.joyofbaking.com  This is a recipe I’ve been planning to post for quite some time now. Coincidentally it has come up just as summer is arriving here, and the markets will soon be filled with cherries… those gleaming blood red fruits, plump and bursting […]

Pita Bread / Arabic Khubuz

Pita Bread / Arabic Khubuz

I find nothing more enticing than the aroma of fresh bread baking at home… Although baking bread takes a bit of practice, it is totally worth it. Fresh, warm bread served with dips, sauces or soups, is a classic comfort food – simple and satisfying! […]

Tuna with Vegetables

Tuna with Vegetables

Canned fish is not really popular in India as yet. We Indians love our fresh catch of the day, from market to kitchen, cooked (and often consumed) on that day itself. I was introduced to canned tuna when I came to Dubai. Since, it has […]

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

I have said before, that bhindi / okra is one of the commonly cooked vegetables at home. Everyone likes it, and it is always a good addition to a whole Indian meal. Since it is such a versatile vegetable, you can cook it in several […]

Chakli / Murukku

Chakli / Murukku

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Diwali! In India irrespective of what religion one follows, everyone gets caught up in the excitement, brightness and sweetness of Diwali. One of the most popular festivals of India, it is celebrated all over the country. […]

Beef Cutlets

Beef Cutlets

In Kerala, cutlets are very popular appetizers, a must-have at all occasions. Somewhat like meat balls, but served without gravy, cutlets are most commonly prepared with beef or fish. These flavorful appetizers, get gobbled up very soon… and so it is advisable to make in […]

Waffles

Waffles

Finally my vacations have started! I have left behind the sweltering heat, humidity, sand storms and a load of daily life stress back in Dubai. I am visiting the cousins in Germany – my most favorite place to go for vacation. I cannot tell you […]

Chicken Seekh Kebabs with Mint & Coriander dip

Chicken Seekh Kebabs with Mint & Coriander dip

This is ideally a recipe for winter season. In Dubai, winters are so special. The weather is pleasant – sunny, not too hot and not cold… just right… everyone is out taking in the perfectly balanced natural elements. Parks are full with families barbecuing… the […]

Crispy Fried Fish

Crispy Fried Fish

The Dosas and Potato Sabji and Chutney were barely digested and I was already onto lunch. Got my hands on some really fresh Pomfret fish the previous day and I couldn’t wait to cook them. I make fish curry a lot but I absolutely love […]

Kerala Crab Roast Masala

Kerala Crab Roast Masala

I am not really a crab person. You won’t find me ordering any form of crab meat in a seafood restaurant, or experimenting with crabs in my kitchen. But I will definitely clean up the plate and lick my fingers everytime my mom cooks this […]

Mushroom and Carrot Pulao

Mushroom and Carrot Pulao

I must admit that I have been a bit lazy the past few weeks and blogging was put on the backburner. Fishing from that dusty bag of good recipes in one corner of my brain, while also rummaging through image folders on my computer for […]

Indo-Chinese Chili Chicken with Gravy

Indo-Chinese Chili Chicken with Gravy

Chili chicken is another one of those dishes that no one knows the origin of, but it is such a rage in India. Many innocent, naïve children grow up crazy about Chicken Lollypop, Chili Chicken and Chicken Manchurian unaware for a long time that these […]

Hummus / Chickpeas dip

Hummus / Chickpeas dip

Looking for a great dip to go with breads and veggies for your next dinner party? Or maybe a healthy dip to snack on at work? Or perhaps just a simple vegan spread for your sandwiches and wraps? Enter the hummus! A versatile Middle Eastern […]