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Spinach and Bottle gourd Soup

Spinach is truly a wonder food. And I wont start mentioning all the goodness it has, as Iam sure you already know about it. My endeavour is always to find ways of having more and…

Nigella’s No Churn brandied pumpkin ice cream

Now we all know Nigella Lawson is a culinary goddess. And I so swear by her recipes. No exaggeration but for me, none of her recipes I have tried, have never failed. And this one…

Creamy Sweet Potato, Butternut squash and carrot soup

With October bringing in the pumpkin fever, its hard not to squeeze in a soup in the menu line up. So I ended up with lot of sweet potato this week. While my original plan…

Roasted mixed peppers, aubergines and zucchini with feta and olives salad

This is a real simple, healthy and by far quick dinner or midweek lunch. We get these big bags of mixed coloured peppers in stores in London. They are great when you want to have…

Menemen : Turkish scrambled eggs

When I visited Antalya in December 2022, one of the staple breakfast was Turkish eggs. Hot eggs with fluffy toasted bread and turkish tea, a cat sitting almost in your lap and vast Mediterranean sea…

Leeks and Carrot fritters

I mostly end of with excess of leek every now and then in my fridge, and then dont know what to do with them. I use them in various stir fries, but still there is…

Three layer chocolate cake with a crackling topping

I love cooking and baking for friends and family. Last weekend was an invite for a lunch at friends place where two of my besties were celebrating their belated birthdays. For two lovely women I…

Stuffed Spinach and Ricotta Pasta shells in Tomato and chilli sauce

I love treating friends. And most of them know my love for cooking, so its almost taken for granted that I will be producing something nice and mostly unique. Now when you have vegetarian friends…

Pan toasted Gnocchi and grilled peach summer salad

For me summer announces itself, if I have started thinking and putting a summer salad for lunch. Days when you want to eat light because the mercury is gradually going up. So I had a…

Fragrant Coriander and Salmon Kedgeree

I don't have kids but I can confidently say, Kedgeree is one dish where you can pack so much nutrition to make way to those little fussy tummies. Carbs with rice, fat with oil and…

Orange and Poppy Seed Cake

With Easter round the corner, the hunt for a sumptuous cake is on. There are so many traditional cakes we associate with Easter like the Simnel Cake, the Bee sting cake and lots of others…

Pasta Bolognese inspired by Emily Blunt recipe

I know it sounds strange Emily Blunt inspiring recipes or even cooking. Yeah even I thought the same until I watched her on Ina Garten's show Be my Guest on Food Network where she made…

Roasted broccoli, chickpeas and smoked ham salad with a garlic and herb dressing

I know the great press around Broccoli, being the wonder vegetable for weight watchers. But honestly sometimes I struggle to find it delicious enough to have huge portions. One way that I have started loving…

Sri Lankan Jaffna chicken curry

Sri Lankan food has flavour, spice and island written all over it. While growing up in India, I used to watch Peter Kuruvita's My Sri lanka on Fox Channel. His cooking was simple, full of…

Healthy chicken and lentils stew

I was pondering over weekend, that my sweet spot of recipes is very Asian because I am one. And food that's more on the healthy side than indulgent. Good for weight watchers and busy at…

Shredded cabbage, babycorn and red chillies stir fry

A vegetable stir fry is my favourite meal to cook in large batches and use it throughout the week. With a hectic work life, its tough to get a fresh new dose of vegetable at…

Sticky Tofu and Broccoli stir fry with cashewnuts

Everyone loves Chinese stir fry. Its so quick and easy to dish up and mostly from whatever is in your fridge. Doesn't really need a lot of prep either. Here is another of easy peasy…

Curried chickpeas and apple salad

In winters, I detest having cold salads; same time I want to have salads because I love them so much and it's a great way to get a healthy meal. Hence I am always looking…

Lemon and Blueberry drizzle bundt cake

I was so keen to try a bundt cake, so much that it was haunting me in my dreams too (loll) Recently one of my besties was coming down from the US to London and…

One Pot Meatballs and veggie orzo bake

One pot bakes are a winter delight for me when I am too lazy to stand in the kitchen for long to cook. This recipe like many others was born to use the veg and…

Fried Turkish Eggs from Antalya

During my week long trip to Antalya very recently, I was on a diet of fried turkish eggs almost every breakfast of the week. In every place serving breakfast under listed on the menu is…

Italian Cream Cake

Let me start straight by telling you that there is nothing Italian about Italian Cream Cake. This is a very American cake, mostly from Texas (Iam not very sure about it though) Italian Cream cake…

Simple and healthy mushroom soup

I always say, the ugliest looking soup is mushroom soup; I always struggle to get a good picture of it. But it's probably one of the most easiest and delicious soup in my recipe list.…

Easy Lamb Youvetsi : Greek Lamb stew

Here is another absolute crackling winter warmer one pot meal. I love making stews and broths for winters. It just gives you that comfy and fuzzy christmassy feeling with a bowl in your hand, woolen…

Tangy Tomato and Sweet Potato Soup with Rice Noodles

As the mercury continue to dip in the UK, I am find deep comfort in everything that can be slurped from a bowl. And nothing comforts more than a piping hot soup. All the more…

Blueberry and Almond Cake, a tested recipe from Waitrose

I love baking cakes for friends and family. Whenever there is an occasion and I am asked to bring a cake, I always have to do a lot of research of what kind of cake…

Zingy Prawn and Mango Summer Salad

Summer is all about punchy, zingy and zesty food that's light on your belly and packed with lots of freshness. Without compromising any taste and making use of the seasonal produce. I love mangoes. Being…

Moroccan Lamb stew with sweet potato and carrots

Being from India, I always find Mediterranean food very close to home. The earthiness of the spices reminds me of my Mom's kitchen. The simplicity and freshness of ingredients does most of the job. Mediterranean…

Roasted cauliflower flatbread wraps with tomato salsa

I love greek flatbreads. They are so pillowy soft and fluffy with an amazing mild aroma. Few days ago, there were some young boys and girls selling greek wraps below my office building. They literally…

Peri Peri Chicken salad

Iam usually at a loss of ideas for dinner. I go for my daily jog at about 6pm and have dinner about 8:30pm. So it has to be light and healthy. And with the loss…

Lebanese Mujadara, a sumptuous rice and lentils dish

I love Lebanese food, a loyal pilgrim to the Edgware road in London. In my research to find easy and wholesome recipes from across the world, I came across 'Mujadara'. Mujadara is a Lebanese rice…

Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is a quintessential Indian summer drink. Even in the UK one can find it all year round in India restaurants and street food shops. Why is mango lassi so popular? Well it isn't…

Roasted Butternut squash soup

I have been struggling to figure out the best way to cut butternut squash in cube size pieces. The pain and effort of digging the knife into its hard skin and bruising myself, I always…

Pumpkin spice French toasts

For the uninitiated I am obsessed with Pumpkin spice. I can only blame Starbucks for it. The Halloween month brings the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte in Starbucks, that golden frothy coffee with warm aromas of…

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