Making Sabudana Khichdi with Aunty Meena Newaskar (Melting Pot #2)

For the second feature of my blog series ‘Melting Pot’ , I’ve interviewed my childhood friends’ mother, Mrs Meena Newaskar, who was kind enough to share the recipe for her daughter’s (my friend Neeti) favourite – Sabudana Khichdi and how she learnt to create this popular breakfast and snack originating from Maharashtra. Sabudana, also known…

Rice cooker Mushroom Biryani

Mushrooms are one of my favourite ingredients to cook with and eat. They come in an astounding array of colours, shapes and textures. Just look at my mushroom ‘garden’-slender enoki, meaty shiitake, gorgeous maitake (hen of the woods) and king oyster mushrooms and the cutest of them all – bunashimeji mushrooms. When we were in…

Making Mullu Murukku

Hello Everyone! Thank you for sticking around despite the long absence. As you may know from¬†Instagram, quite a few things have been brewing in my kitchen since I last checked in here. For a few years now, I’ve been thinking about working on a blog project. I’ve finally decided to just take the plunge and…

Sausage Meat Pasta

  Unlike the previous savoury recipe, this one’s a cinch to make because the idea for this Sausage Meat Pasta came to me when we were on holiday (I can’t remember where) and tired of eating out. Luckily, we had a small kitchenette,some kitchen supplies and essentials like olive oil, salt and pepper and a…

Nigella’s Nutella Cake (Torta Alla Gianduia)

I owe you a massive apology for being away for so long. Since August, I’ve been busy studying for my TESOL exams and preparing for a move…We’re temporarily moving to Auckland, New Zealand for the whole of 2015 ! It’s been a longtime coming as we’ve been preparing for this for years but it’s crunch…

Red Curry Noodle Soup

  A couple of years ago, while we were on a holiday in Thailand, I took up a short home cooking class in Pattaya. It was conducted by this experienced home cook and we made several Thai curries and dishes. Needless to say that they were delicious! I love Thai food and with the availability…

Baked Baby Carrots with Goat’s Cheese Pomegranate Couscous

Just a few days ago, was our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was a week filled with feasting while watching recorded Harry Potter movies ( one of our favs)- the best type of celebration! We ended the week off with yummy lobsters, sashimi and dessert at a local gourmet food market- Pasarbella. The best memories are…

Harissa Lamb with Citrus Herb Potatoes

My apologies for my absence. As some of you may know, I’m a teacher by day and a home chef by night. Two very different roles but similar in some ways. I’ve had more experience teaching than cooking as I’ve only started to cook ‘seriously’ after I got married and owned my own kitchen exactly…

Prosciutto Melon Salad with Balsamic Syrup

With very little time and so much to do, I’ll attempt to type the quickest post for a very easy and simple salad which I made a few weeks ago. We’re leaving for a short getaway and so, the house is in a bit of a mess- not ideal conditions for taking photos. My apologies….