Chole (Chickpeas in spices)

You may not see too much of North Indian food (by which I mean Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali, Mughal, etc)on this blog, mainly because I am not very familiar with the cooking techniques involved. And a dish such as Punjabi Chole is a very by-the-book dish and doesn’t have much scope for experimentation. So any purists […]

Malabar prawns curry

Prawn curry is my favorite dish. There – I said it. Growing up in a coastal city, prawns and fish were staples on the dinner table. One of our family weekend activities used to be driving to the docks, around 8-9 am on a Saturday, when the day’s catch would have been hauled in and […]

How do you like your breakfast pancakes?

With Nutella + banana lightly fried in butter, to recreate Parisian street food, where Nutella crepes are the order of the day…. Or keeping it simple by spreading some preserve/lime curd/jam/honey on it……   Delia Smith’s Basic Pancake Recipe 110 g plain flour (maida) a pinch of salt 2 large eggs 200 ml milk mixed […]

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

Panna Cotta, which literally means cooked cream, is a dessert I’v been eye-ing for nearly forever. The sheer simplicity and beauty of this dessert makes it one of the most hassle-free and low-maintenance foods to prepare. No fuss, no muss. It Panna Cotta were a child, I would have called it well-behaved 🙂 This being […]

Nutella-Peanut butter squares

When you don’t have an oven and long for some chocolate goodness, this recipe will work like a charm. What’s more, you get to combine peanut butter with chocolate. To be succinct, peanut butter + chocolate = heaven. When we had guests over for the weekend, I searched the net for easy desserts that combined […]

Kappa and Meen Curry

“Kappa” or the cassava tuber, when cooked with a pinch of salt and mustard seeds, does things to a Malayali that no other tuber can. Back home, a potluck usually meant friends/cousins coming home with a pot of cooked Kappa and mummy dishing up beef fry to go with it. So, when I picked up […]