ABC Payasam

Payasam is an Indian desert usually made by boiling rice or vermicelli with milk, sugar and flavoured with cardamom. There are so many other variants besides rice and vermicelli that can be used and for this recipe I’ve used the alphabet pasta. This recipe is from my dear friend who used to make this for…

Salmon Fried Rice

This is like your usual fried rice and has no twist to it. I feel fried rice is a versatile dish and you can literally add anything you want to it and as I have been toying with some ideas for fried rice, I started with this simple salmon fried rice.  For this recipe, I…

Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

This vanilla cake is so very tasty and easy to make too. Don’t get put off by the gluten free bit, as what makes this gluten free is the use of almond meal instead of the regular all-purpose flour. Almond meal is made from raw (unpeeled) almonds and if you come across almond flour, it…

Indian Fish Curry with Tom Yam Twist

This fish curry is made using tom yam paste and coconut milk and has a nice, tangy punch. Once you try making this dish, you may not want to try any other variety again, as it’s so addictive. I’ve made this a few times now and this is the best version so far. I’ve tried…

Baked Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potato and usually have it baked. It’s so easy, cos you just marinate it with whatever spices that you fancy and bake it. I have tried doing a simple stir fry also, but prefer the taste of the sweet potato when baked. My usual marinate for this recipe is with garlic powder,…

Apple Cake

I was at the neighbourhood library the other day with my friend, when she found this cook book which she was planning to borrow for her daughter. The recipes were fairly simple and I came across this apple cake recipe when I flipped thru the pages. As I have been thinking of baking anything with…

Butterscotch Cookies

These cookies are really soft and if you’re like me, could be a wee bit impatient to try them straight out of the oven even before they set! Trust me, they will crumble. Of course it won’t go to waste, as you can eat the crumbs or can use them for ice cream toppings…. Ha…

Simple Egg Curry

This is a very simple egg curry that you can make in a jiffy and it goes well literally with anything! Am sure most people love eggs and if you don’t or can’t have them due to an allergy, by all means do substitute with tofu or paneer. I have tried so many variants of…

Carrot Cake

This is the best carrot cake one can think of!  I was introduced to joyofbaking.com long back, when I first started baking and since then, I always go back to her website to try out new recipes. Honestly, I have not tried any other carrot cake recipe and doubt whether I’ll try any other, cos…