Kadala (black chickpea) Curry

Kadala or black chickpea is one of my favourites. I can have it in curry form or the stir fry version, that can be had as a snack also. Usually people have it with puttu, but I like it with plain white rice. Chickpea is a healthy food packed with lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber…

Creamy Cauliflower & Tempeh

I just cannot recall where I found this recipe from and unfortunately I did not book mark it either. I have tried this recipe out twice now and have made slight modifications. Hope you will enjoy it as well. Cauliflower and tempeh (fermented soybean) make an excellent combo and if you have not tried this…

Pumpkin Curry

Here’s another super easy and quick curry to make if you are feeling a little lazy like me…. 😉. What I do is, cut the pumpkin into little cubes and keep it in the freezer. Then I take it out on a day when I am seriously not in any mood to cook…. lol😁! Since…

Tofu Curry

Honestly this is a super easy dish to make. I had extra piece of tofu in the fridge and just wanted to do something different instead of my usual tofu sambal and I thought why not make a curry out of it. If you like tofu, do give this a try. Follow me on Instagram…

Dal Karela

This is a typical Pakistani dish. I always liked dal, but not karela (bitter gourd) until now or should I say till I tried this dish from this quaint little restaurant in Dubai. When I had it the first time, I was blown away as you really cannot taste the bitterness from the karela and…

Channa Dal

I wanted to inaugurate my new kitchen with my favourite dishes and had planned to make dal fry. I soaked the dal in water (cos I don’t use pressure cooker!) and after a few hours, I started boiling it. As I usually use toor dal for this preparation, I only realized that I had used…

Matar Paneer

This is a very simple and easy dish to make. Matar is peas (you may use the frozen ones) and paneer is cottage cheese. There are various ways to make  this dish, as you can have the base rich and creamy or just use fresh tomato paste. As my in-house Executive Chef is not particularly…

Shahi Paneer

Hi All, This dish was contributed by my dearest friend Sushma. She’s such a good cook and her father too! Whenever he comes to Dubai, he cooks up a storm for us and as usual I have a list for him. There is one particular chicken curry dish of his which I simply love. I…

Mutton Serendipity

You may be wondering what this dish is all about?! ‘Serendipity’ means finding an interesting or unplanned discovery and in this instance, the creation of this dish! Mum had a chicken breast in the freezer which she had marinated with a bit of turmeric, salt and chilli powder as standby if the grandchildren were to…