Easy Paneer Butter Masala

Rich and yet, subtle, Paneer Butter Masala is a creamy, delicately flavoured and mildly sweet dish made with tomatoes, panner, cashews, cream and all of such lovely things that’ve been caramelised, simmered and blitzed into the smoothest sauce. I make mine with whole spices for an intensely flavoured curry but we could just as easily…

Chicken pasta with mushrooms and greens

Comforting, filling and nourishing, this creamy and yet, bright chicken pasta is sure to deliver when I crave something that feels like a treat after a busy day at work. It packs a healthy dose of protein and veggies and warms me with its slurpy goodness without feeling too heavy. While I wouldn’t call it…

Green Raita with herbs, veggies and spices

Packed full of flavour and goodness, this Green Raita with loads of herbs, veggies and spices is the perfect accompaniment to many Indian dishes. Pairing wonderfully with Indian breads, rice dishes and curries adding cool and yet, comforting freshness, my Green Raita can hold its own in a grand thaali complete with rich vegetarian and…

Oven baked popcorn chicken within sweet and creamy dip

My crispy popcorn chicken are perfect for dinner after a busy workday. Healthy, delicious and easy to make, I love serving them with my fresh veggie salad for a quick and satisfying meal. They also work wonderfully as a snack served alone or with fries or/ and onion rings and crudit√©; they are always a…

Gluten free Cocoa Brownie fudge

These cocoa brownie fudge are a thing of beauty. They come together in jiffy and can be enjoyed by all. Quick and easy to make using widely available naturally gluten free ingredients, these cocoa brownie fudge are great as gifts and work beautifully for celebrations, holidays and parties. I, however, have them prepped and ready…

Coconut and white chocolate truffles

These white chocolate and coconut truffles are simply delightful. While they are great as gifts and work beautifully for celebrations, holidays and parties, these white chocolate and coconut truffles serve as the perfect little bites of joy when one fancies a little something to sweeten one’s day. Quick and easy to make using just 4…

Green tea and ginger clear soup with chicken and steamed vegetables

Ingredients (for 2 persons; serve over noodles or rice for a heartier meal)For the soup: 2 cups of salt-free chicken stock 1 cup of water 2 spring onions, chopped into long pieces. 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated 1/2 tsp of fish sauce Salt to taste Chilli flakes to taste A handful of vegetables of…

Meat balls and beans pasta bake

Portions: Serves 4 Ingredients: 250 grams of lean minced meat of any kind; I have used chicken 1 can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed, half for the meat balls and the rest saved for later 1 tsp of onion powder 1/2 tsp of salt for the meat balls and more to taste for…

Hot pork belly with aromatic sticky rice and gingered veggies

Portions: Serves 2 Ingredients: For the rice: 1 cup of glutinous rice washed and soaked in water for at least 4-5 hours For the hot pork: 300 to 350 grams of pork belly with rind, cut into large chunks; keep these chunks fairly large (I keep them strips of 1 inch X 5 inches each)…

Double choco-chunk oatmeal cookies

Portions: 14 -18¬† cookies Ingredients: 90 ml butter, room temperature 1.5 cup of mix of roughly equal parts of granulated and dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp milk 0.5 tsp vanilla essence 0.5 cup + 2 tbsp of all purpose flour 0.25 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 pinch of cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp…