Zarda: Sweet Rice & All the Things Nice

I am biryani crazy. I love basmati rice cooked to perfection together with a spicy meat curry as the crispiness of green chilli makes friends with refreshing notes of mint. That’s just one. I can come up with a million descriptors trying to do justice to perhaps the best thing that happened to human kind. That…

Easy Matar Patta Gobhi Ki Sabzi

If you call me a fussy eater, you would not be very wrong. I love food but that only applies to foods that I love. And dear ol’ cabbage is definitely not one of them. So much so that I would only cook it every once in a blue moon when completely out of options…

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…

The Humble Moong Dal

Dals make for a great addition to the meal repertoire especially when you have leftovers and need just about a little something to make the meal substantial, and tasty! Honestly, I had never really cooked with Moong Dal until recently. Mum-in-law was visiting and she cooked it for me. Boy, did I get hooked or…

Tea time Blueberry Puffs

“There is always time for tea.” Never were more truer words spoken, especially in the Khan household. Making tea is a special everyday occasion, lovingly made in my first waking moment as the sunlight makes its way through the darkened early morning sky.  I can literally make it on auto mode with my eyes closed….

Save the Chocolate, Brownie!

Chocolates are an indulgence most enjoy. Almost! Of course, there are preferences that may from time to time lead to excessive accumulation of ‘a’ certain type of chocolate. In my case, that would be dark chocolate. I like my chocolate in a less intense concoction infused with a sugary sweetness that is best advised to…

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…