How to make jam using home made pectin

Today we are talking jam!! With this recipe, we can jam any fruit with varying amounts of pectin using just a handful of ingredients. Pectin is essential for setting jams to the right consistency and it occurs in varying amounts in different fruits (Google is your friend to understand the pectin content of different varieties…

Perfect Strawberry Sorbet using a food processor

Summer is upon us and we have been blessed with strawberries!! Time to make some refreshing and delicious sorbet and enjoy a lovely summer day 🙂 This delicious vegan strawberry sorbet needs just four ingredients and is so easy to make. ‘No ice cream machine!’, you say.. I say, “No problem!! Your food processor will…

Vanilla Bavarois with Strawberry Coulis

This one is close to my heart. I tasted my first Bavarois on my wedding day and it made a perfect day even better. Since then, I have tried, tested and perfected my Bavarois and I am proud to present to you my recipe that makes perfectly creamy, jiggly and the most luxurious bavarois every…

Indian style Buffalo wings

Some evenings call for chicken wings; their association with game nights is undeniable. With my husband truly excited about Super Bowl, we are all set to chow down on a giant bowl of Buffalo wings. That said, this time around, I am making my Buffalo wings with a bit of a twist; I am zhuzhing…

Chilli braised pork belly and onions

Pork belly is my favourite cut of meat. While chicken thighs are a close second, there isn’t anything quite like a piece of pork belly that’s been braised in a sweet and spicy sauce and flavoured with tons of aromatics until the meat is fork tender and the skin is gelatinous and sticky with all…

Brigadeiro or Brazilian chocolate truffles

Brigadeiro or Brazilian chocolate truffles are one of the truest pleasures; deeply chocolatey, intensely rich and decadently sweet, these little treats are a perfect addition to any celebration. Made with rich dark chocolate and luscious sweetened condensed milk, brigadeiros make the perfect gift and can be enjoyed as a snack with coffee, as a dessert…

Oven-baked Vegan curried croquettes

India’s love affair with street food is no secret; pani puri, samosa, chaat, kachori, vada pav, gobi Manchurian, momos, tikki etc etc, the choices truly are endless. Also, the flavours and offerings vary greatly depending on the state, city or town in which you find yourself. One such delight is aalu chop or cutlet i.e…

Roasted cauliflower and sweet potato salad with onion dressing

This roasted cauliflower and sweet potato salad is and will probably always be one of my favourite veggie sides. Vegan, fresh, flavourful and filling, my roasted cauliflower and sweet potato salad is quite versatile and can be served with any protein, in wraps, over steamed or pilaf rice or just own its own. In fact,…

Cheese and Onion Chicken fingers

I am a big fan of cheese and onion crisps; I believe that my love for them shall reign supreme and I simply cannot envision a day when I’ll get tired of them. If you, like me, would like to infuse those familiar savoury, oniony, cheesy flavours into crunchy nuggets of chicken while feeling kinda…

Pepper Chicken stir fried with Shallots and Bell peppers

Winner winner chicken dinner! With my Pepper Chicken with Shallots and Bell Peppers, a quick weeknight dinner feels like a treat with its heady aroma, contrasting textures and umami richness. Inspired by the very delicious pepper chicken fry that is an absolute favourite in the south of India, I have developed this recipe to suit…

Cauliflower Manchurian

Deep-fried twice until deliciously crispy and then, stir-fried with tons of aromatics and a sweet and spicy sauce, gobi or cauliflower Manchurian works beautifully as a starter with a chilled beverage or as a main course served over steamed rice or soft noodles. Ingredients: For the crisp cauliflower florets 500 grams of cauliflower cut into…

Braised Chicken and Potatoes in Creamy Garlic Sauce

Winner, winner, chicken dinner 🙂 This braised Chicken and Potatoes in Creamy Garlic Sauce is superbly comforting and truly delicious with all of the crispy skin and luxurious sauce, it’s versatile and can be served with bread, rice, roasted vegetables or just on its own and it comes together in about 50 minutes. With this…