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…

Aloo Karela

Aloo is potato and karela is bitter gourd. A simple recipe of my mum’s which she learned from her sister-in-law who is no longer with us. Here again, there are many ways in which you can make this dish. This is my mum’s version and mine will be slightly different as I would add tomatoes…

Aloo Achari

If this is your first look into my recipes, let me tell you that I am a huge achari fan. Achari means pickled and aloo is potato and so this dish is pickled flavoured potato. My mum is a vegetarian and with all the various achari dishes I had been cooking lately made her want…

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer (cottage cheese), you either like it or you don’t. What I normally like to do is to make it scrambled so that it looks and almost tastes like scrambled egg! I love to eat it on its own or butter couple of slices of bread and place the bhurji on it and toast the…