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…

Mumbai-inspired Crispy Baked Potatoes with Avocado Chutney

A couple of weeks ago in early February, we took a short trip to Mumbai for my sister-in-law’s traditional wedding. Amidst the chaos of Indian wedding preparations, we managed to sneak out for a day to explore Mumbai’s city centre, around Colaba and Marine Drive. This was my husband’s first time to Mumbai and I…

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…

Tofu Tikka Masala

  A little overdue but hope you had a great start to 2016. I’m not one for resolutions as I never keep them and I end up feeling guilty by the end of January. It is a new year but in the grander scheme of things, it’s just another part of your entire life. So…

No Recipe Fried Rice

Hello fellow foodies! I’m excited to share some pretty exciting news with you. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for sharing my recipes on Facebook¬†and¬†Pinterest. I’m so over the moon that more than a hundred of you loved and shared my Cheat’s Chicken Rice and Ayam Masak Merah recipes! It gives me great…

Stir-fried Spicy Mushroom Noodles (Mushroom Mee Goreng)

One of the first dishes I learnt to cook in my new kitchen was a simple plate of fried noodles. It’s really easy as you throw everything into a wok and in 30 minutes, you have a complete meal. You could also add any ingredients you have in your fridge as nothing is ever out…

Boozy Watermelon Mint Granita

This will be a very short post because, really, do I need to wax lyrical about a granita? And that too, a boozy one? I could sum this post up in 4 phrases. Scorching hot weather. Juicy,ruby red watermelons. Hmmm, granita? Why not vodka? This combination is extremely thirst quenching with just the right amount…

Chorizo Summer Vegetables Soup

This week has been quite an uphill task, especially after the holidays. My brain is not quite functioning at its optimum. My heart’s still in Penang, lusting after late mornings and leisurely brunches. This happens every time we return from a trip. And then my hubby and I talk about how we miss the good…

Leaner (but Meaner) Apple Plum Crumble

So, I sent the husband to buy back some fruits and he came back with enough to feed a village. My bad. I was too lazy to walk to the market to get them myself so now, I’ve ended up with a bigger problem- finish the 15 odd apples before they rot. So an apple…

Curried Roast Pumpkin Soup with Summer Pesto

Last week, I overindulged. I had too many slices of cake. (Blueberry cake+Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting) x3 = Guilt. This was my repentance. I’m not sure if this can be counted as sin-free eating as despite it being vegan, it was VERY very scrumptious. I made a whole pot and it disappeared very quickly….