Carrot & Tomato Raita

Raita is like a side dish and usually made with raw vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, pineapple, pomegranate seeds and many many more. You can also use boondi (tiny puffy balls made from gram flour) and this is my all-time favourite. Just add the boondi seconds before serving, so as to maintain the crunch…

Meatless Meat with Chickpeas

This meatless meat or vegan meat is the latest craze in town, but I really don’t understand why it has to be so expensive! Anyway, when I saw this in the local supermarket, I just had to try it. If you recall, I had tried the other latest craze called Impossible Beef and made kheema…

Coconut Chutney

Chutney is a condiment or sauce originated from India and there are endless varieties in which they are prepared. Tomato, mint, raisins, coconut, onion, roasted gram are some of the chutneys that I usually make and there are many many more. I guess you could classify chutney as a dipping sauce as well. As there…

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…

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…

“Kheema” – using Impossible Beef!

Keema is a popular dish in India, made with minced mutton or beef and can be prepared as a curry or semi dry. It goes well with bread, chappati, paratha or rice.For this preparation, I used Impossible Beef (which has no meat, but made from plants!) and added carrots and sweet potato as well. I…

Methi Fish Curry

Here is another recipe using fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves. I love cooking with fresh methi leaves, as it has lots of health benefits including lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. My first attempt at cooking anything with fresh methi leaves was Aloo Methi, that I liked very much and recently I tried Methi Dal…

Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

This is one of my favourite curries and it’s so easy to make. It goes well with any stir-fry veggie and a piece of fried fish.I’m really not sure of the English name for this particular type of spinach that I use. It’s green and red in colour. You can even use your favourite type…

Methi Dal

Methi is fenugreek and I used fresh fenugreek leaves for this recipe and yellow moong dal. I have tried with toor dal also, but prefer yellow moong in this particular dish. I am yet to try with chana dal. Methi is mainly used in Indian recipes and has many health benefits like lowering blood cholesterol,…

Sweet and Sour Karela (Bitter Gourd)

You must be wondering how this can even be possible 😂! But trust me…. the sweet and tangy taste will truly deter you away from the bitterness of the bitter gourd (karela) 😉. Honestly, this was an “accidental” dish. I started off trying to make something different with bitter gourd and ended up getting an…