Quick and Healthy Mexican Black Bean Dip or Salsa

Print Mexican Black Bean Dip Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins   It’s a Sunday and we want to have something light and refreshing. Planned to make some Mexican black bean dip with wheat burritos for dinner.  My dip is almost ready. Just ordered some tomatoes and cheese to…

Slow Cooked Bihari Style Mutton Curry

You can call me snooty but my Bihari Mutton Curry recipe is legendary. The reason is that this recipe will give you falling off the bones, succulent pieces of melt in your mouth mutton pieces. I love cooking with lamb and mutton(goat). The difference between lamb and mutton is that lamb is nothing but a…

Thyme and Lemon Roasted Chicken (Whole)

I am on a mission this week to cook some healthy food for us. Unfortunately, hubby dearest doesn’t care about healthy food and he loves ordering in. Yes, pizzas and burgers. So I have to keep thinking of ways to keep our meals exciting. With that mission on my mind, I decided to cook up…

Healthy Breakfast with Italians-style Baked Eggs

I am a sucker for yummy breakfasts but its a task to think of what to cook early in the morning.  Sounds familiar? Its my existential problem especially on weekdays. But this Italian style Baked Eggs recipe has sorted me out. This is a super healthy and a yummy breakfast recipe. Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins…

Top Food Experiences in Cambodia

It should come as no surprise to you that I choose my travel destinations for trying new and exciting food. While researching food-related holiday destinations in December, we zeroed in on Cambodia. I was very fascinated by the Khmer history and cuisine, and the street food scene in Siem Reap. We booked our tickets and…

Easy Spanish Seafood Paella in a Skillet

I haven’t been to Spain yet. But my intro to Spanish Food happened a few months back at my Date Night Pop-Up Restaurant. which my husband and I host every weekend. The concept is special. My husband and I host a couple at our home for brunch or dinners over the weekends. I cook a…

Easy Apple Galette – A Cheat’s Apple Tart

I have been hoarding this recipe for a while. 2 years ago, when I started my pop up restaurant, I did my first galette, a savoury one, with loads of cheese and mushrooms. It was the best dish at my pop-up. And, from then on, I started exploring the world of pies and galettes. I…

Hearty Greek Lamb Kofta in a vibrant Tomato Sauce

My Greek food affair continues with this delicious recipe. I cooked this dish at my Greek Food Pop-Up  in Mumbai, last Sunday. It was a smashing hit. The guests did not miss the spiciness that they are used to with Indian food.  I was stoked to hear that they experienced a “happy-food coma” while gorging on…

10 minutes Healthy Greek Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Dip

Sometimes, you want to eat quick and healthy snack or food without making an effort. This chicken recipe is just that. A nice healthy yogurt dip or Tzatziki and some grilled chicken skewers or Souvalaki, as the Greeks call it, and you are sorted for your evening soap munchies. I am serving this dish as the first…

Vegan Black Forest Ice Popsicle

I am finally posting recipes again and I am sure I will be more regular from now on. One of the reasons I haven’t been posting often is because, apart from having a crazy work schedule and feeding my forever-hungry husband, I need to good pictures for my blog which I can manage to take…

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice (Kaha Bath)

We all know how to make our rice and we love it that way. But once a while, when you come across something that is so beautiful, you leave what you have been doing all your life and do this new beautiful thing. That’s what happened to me when I first tasted this rice in…

How to make authentic Thai Red Curry?

I finally learnt how to cook an Authentic Thai Red Curry at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Bangkok. I have cooked this recipe and refined it and I can say this to you that I have mastered my Thai Red Curries. They are pretty kick ass and I don’t think you will ever spend…

Spinach and pasta with pan roasted cauliflower and cream sauce

Serves:  2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Expertise: Easy Ingredients Availability: Local Ingredients except sage. Food Mood: Taste Palate: Slightly bland with delicate flavours of cauliflowers, nuts and sage. Perfect food for a hot summer afternoon. Have it with some chilled fruity cocktails or white wine. Ambience: Sit by a large window, let the…

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Ham

Serves 2 Ingredients 200gms Spaghetti 4-5 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 slice of Ham, diced into small squares 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander stems, chopped 4-5 Sage Leaves, finely chopped 2 Red Chillies, finely chopped 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 tsp Palm Sugar Salt and Freshly ground pepper according to…

Dashi: Basic Japanese Soup Stock

Japanese Soup Stock or Dashi is the easiest thing to make. It forms the basis of most Japanese cooking. Ingredients: 1l Water 10 g Konbu or dried kelp seaweed 20g Katsuo bushi or dried bonito flakes Method: Soak the konbu or seaweed in cold water and leave for a while (30 mins atleast. Best left…

Indian Achari Chicken Curry (with raw mango pickle)

This Indian Achari Chicken Curry recipe is very special to me. Hubby dearest took me out for a lovely date on my birthday. My first birthday with him as his wife. We went to “Gallops” at Mahalakshmi Racecourse in Mumbai. A quaint beautiful restaurant with a classic old world charm from the Brit days. It…

Homemade Italian Marinara Sauce or Tomato Sauce

This easy homemade Italian Marinara sauce is a classic tomato sauce used as a base for pasta and pizza. It is a zero fuss and a very easy sauce with very few ingredients. You can make a variety of dishes with this sauce as a base even in Indian cooking.   Serves: 1 bottle (400 gms)…

South American Pop-Up on V-Day at Fatman’s Cafe Bandra

We don’t care if you are single or taken this Valentine’s Day. We just think you should celebrate status quo with great food, amazing music and new company. It just happens to be on 14th Feb. We are cooking up a storm of a meal at Fatman’s Cafe, Bandra, Mumbai. Check out our special South…