Tomato Fry

If you love tomatoes, this just may be the one for you. It’s loaded with tomatoes and goes so well with plain white rice or chappati. This was another favourite dish of my friends in the UAE and they used to request for it frequently, together with the tofu sambal and paneer bhurji. It’s really…

Tofu Sambal

Tofu or most commonly known here as Tauhu, is bean curd and I may have mentioned before that I love tofu in almost any form. Besides the paneer burji, tofu sambal used to be the most requested dish my office colleagues in the UAE used to ask me to make. When they tried it for…

Aloo Methi

Aloo is Potato and Methi is Fenugreek. This delicious and easy to cook dish is prepared with fresh fenugreek leaves, that has amazing health benefits including lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Methi with Aloo is a wonderful combination. This dish is very common in North Indian homes and goes very well with fresh,…

Kangkong Stir Fry

This is a very easy and simple dish to prepare. Kangkong is also known as Water Spinach or Morning Glory and is one of my favourite green veggie. I love the sambal kangkong that you get from the Malay stalls here, as they add belachan (shrimp paste) or the dried prawns. I made this suitable…

Sambal Goreng

Sambal Goreng is my favourite dish and it is always the first thing I choose from the wide range of cooked food served with white rice from the Malay stall at the various food courts in Singapore. It’s basically made from tofu, tempeh (fermented soya) and long beans. ‘Sambal’ is basically chilli paste and ‘Goreng’…

Karela Fry (Bitter Gourd Fry)

I don’t know if you recall reading in my blog about how I’m not a huge fan of karela (bitter gourd), but of course over the past 4 years or so, I have developed a liking for it, provided it’s cooked my way and must ensure the bitterness is minimal…. ha ha! I tried to…

Crispy Fried Tempeh

I had to search high and low on the net to get the exact explanation for what tempeh is! So, the best explanation for those who don’t know what tempeh is, would be that it’s a protein rich soy food with a firm texture and nutty flavour and is made from fermented soybeans. Oh, and…

Beetroot Thoran

Thoran is a typical Kerala cuisine made with almost any vegetable and grated coconut. It is a quick dish to prepare using either cabbage, beans, snake gourd, cauliflower, cabbage-carrot, beans-carrot, cheera (spinach) and many many more variants. Thoran is a common side dish that you will find in any sadhya and it goes very well…

BBQ Tofu

I love tofu, or some call it tahu, in any form and my all time favourite is tahu sambal. Tofu is bean curd and I have some friends in UAE who are my hardcore fans when it comes to tahu sambal. I so enjoy making it for them and I am sure they are missing…

Soya Nuggets Masala

This recipe is from Madu, a Sri Lankan. I had asked her to make this dish for me, as previously I had tried making it twice and it never turned out right. Firstly Madu was not happy, cos the soya nuggets that we get here is not the same as the ones she would get…