Actualising the Mutton Korma Dream

You know that feeling of utter, unadulterated delight when you nail a recipe as grandiose as the Mutton Korma? Well, I experienced it right here in my kitchen. I was no stranger to Mutton Korma. But it was a stranger to me. Going to an authentic Mughlai restaurant back in India with the extended family,…

Kadhai Paneer Rediscovered

Paneer, oh paneer! It is incredible how much adulation a single ingredient can receive considering paneer is mostly the popular choice when wanting to eat something special back in India. For vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Kadhai paneer has graced many a dinner table at the restaurant as the showstopper. Now it does in my kitchen…

Street Food at Home: Pao Bhaaji

There is something about street food that always gets me going. Especially Indian Street Food. As easy as it is to get your teeth into these everyday delicacies at most fast food joints back in India, you really have to go the distance to enjoy them abroad. That’s how I began cooking Pao Bhaaji at home….

No Sugar Cheesecake

You would have to be living on another planet if you have not heard of Kayla Itsines. She is an absolute legend. I admire her for what she stands for – inspiring women to be the best version of themselves. Honestly, I am yet to try out her #bbg fitness program but one day I…

Zafrani Malai Paneer

For the benefit of my non-Indian friends, Zafrani Malai Paneer refers to Indian cottage cheese cubes cooked in a delicate cashew and cream based gravy infused with the richness of saffron. It sounds grand. I know. It is meant to. This amazing recipe has the power to be a showstopper on your menu especially when…

Butter Chicken for Vegetarians

Now that you have been hooked by the sensational headline, this particular recipe will blow your mind. Like it did mine! Butter Chicken is sacred to me. I love it so because I have grown in the days when this secret recipe was not well known and the only way you could enjoy it was at…

The Super Duper Hot Vindaloo

Indian food has the wonderful gastronomical fate of being enjoyed immensely beyond its borders. Butter Chicken and Naan have indeed taken the culinary world by storm. However, there are a few new (or not so new!) entrants that have gone up the ladder. My Aussie friends will vouch for Vindaloo. I had never attempted this…

Restaurant Style Chicken Tikka Masala

An honest confession. I have never really been into Chicken Tikka Masala. Butter Chicken is more my stead. But, to my surprise, that was going to change. I am a new mum and with that comes exposure to different groups be it Mothers Groups, Play Groups or if you are completely alien to ‘what to…

My Secret Kadhi Recipe

I respect people with trade secrets. Especially when I am one of them. But of late I have come to know that sharing is caring. That’s why I bring to you my Secret Kadhi recipe that I have evolved over the last 9 years when I first donned the apron. The start was a bumpy…

No Fail Carrot Cake with Frosting

Okay, I admit it. I love looking at pretty cakes but when it comes to replicating them, I am sometimes like a toddler with crayons. The feeling is devastating and I have been there quite often. That said, what will you say to a cake recipe that I tried and it looked nowhere close to the one…