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…

Easy Chickpea Curry or Chana Masala

A bowl of Chana Masala makes me nostalgic; it takes me back to Durga Puja and Diwali season when the sound of devotional music and smell of fire crackers fill the crisp autumn air. Gifts abundant and studying rare, it is the time of the year eagerly awaited by kids and grownups alike. And, unsurprisingly,…

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…

Tarte de Natas or Portuguese cream tart

One of my husband’s favourites, Tarte de Natas or Portuguese Cream tart is one of Portugal’s favourites desserts. Delightfully airy, sweet and creamy, tarte de natas is surprisingly easy to make and wonderfully subtle in flavour to work as the perfect end to any meal. I still remember the first time I had this. My…

No added sugar Carrot and almond barfi (made with stevia)

Subtly sweet and wonderfully aromatic, this Carrot and Almond Barfi brings two of my favourite Indian treats together into a neat little bite 🙂 Ingredients (16 servings): 600 gm of carrot, grated 400 ml evaporated milk (200 ml for the almond barfi layer and the rest for the carrot barfi layer) 200 of gm ground…

Spanish style omelette with veggies and herbs

Quick and easy, my Spanish style omelette is full is veggies and herbs, protein and some carbs making it a great choice for days when I want something light and delicious but have little time to spare. Great warm or at room temperature, this dish is great for lunch boxes, picnics, meal-preps and can be…

Home-style Mutton Curry

This slow cooked mutton curry is a Sunday favourite. Delicious and wonderfully flavourful, this mutton curry is deceptively easy to make; all it really requires are patience and time and it yields the most succulent mutton enrobed in wonderfully perfumed sauce elevating any ordinary weekend meal to something very special. Fit for celebrations and special…

Perfectly Puffy Luchis

Beautifully puffy luchis makes me nostalgic; they takes me back to Durga Puja and Diwali season when the sound of devotional music and smell of fire crackers fill the crisp autumn air. Amongst all things eaten with gusto, Luchis claim a special place in my heart and fill me with joy and while I am…

Minced lamb and lentil stew

A little goes a long way with this one! With a bit of lamb, a can of lentils and a few readily available aromatics, we get a pot of flavourful and nourishing lamb and lentil stew in about 40 minutes. Best served over rice or couscous, with flat-breads and fresh salads, this surprisingly light and…

Hot and sweet chicken wings

Some evenings just call for chicken wings; its association with game nights is undeniable. With sports season upon us, we can’t possibly have enough recipes to celebrate this humble cut of poultry which was once considered undesirable. So, here’s my version; spicy with a hint of sweet, these wings are oven-baked until delightfully crisp and…

Steak and chips – Asian style

A perfectly seasoned piece of pork served with beautifully caramelized and spicy potato wedges is a treat fit for any occasion. It comes together in 40 – 45 minutes combining comforting familiarity with the excitement of the unexpected. Serve with a tall glass of child beer or soda and tuck in; it is sure to…