Indian Dishes

Dal Fry

This classic lentil-based Indian curry is comfort food at its best. This dish is a common feature in many restaurants and roadside eateries called dhabas. For the dal fry, lentils are cooked to perfection; the real flavour however comes from the beautifully cooked onions & tomatoes, and the aromatic spices. […]

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup; this soup enjoys popularity in large & small restaurants and in the street-side food carts. Making this soup has marked a couple of firsts for me – this my first attempt at making an Indo-Chinese soup and this is the first time I […]

Chutney Channa Pulao

Chutney channa pulao is a lunchbox favourite in many Indian homes and mine is no exception. It is a delight to make this. As the pulao is cooking, you will be able to enjoy the aroma permeating the house for a while. The refreshing aroma is a perfect indicator of […]

Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Milk Curry

It is always fun to recreate restaurant dishes. In our locality (In Sydney), we discovered this nice Indian restaurant, which serves a host of Indian dishes (mostly North Indian and North West Frontier). There is this one South Indian (well, almost) dish they serve called Subz Masala Pacchadi. While it […]

Basundi Made with Ricotta Cheese

I enjoy cooking simple and no-fuss recipes. That said I also enjoy an occasional challenge involved in cracking a not-so-easy recipe. Desserts are my nemesis – Indian or international. I think a lot of my inhibition comes from the fact that I am not very fond of sweet dishes and […]

Vegetable Biriyani

Who doesn’t love a plateful of biriyani? This aromatic rice preparation combines vegetables, fragrant basmati rice, fresh herbs, whole dry spices and a touch of the luxurious saffron. While I prefer simple and easy-to-make recipes, I make an exception for biriyani though. Simply because it is worth that little effort […]

Indian-spiced Grilled Apples & Pineapples

Are you feeding a crowd this holiday season or just simply looking for a tasty solution to consume fruits? How about some spiced-coated and grilled apple & pineapples? Tips: While placing the fruits in the skewer, you could alternate between pineapple and apple pieces in each skewer. Sprinkle a little […]

Roasted Chickpeas

The healthy and nutritious makes a fantastic snack. You will give the oily and unhealthy processed snacks a miss if you give this roasted chickpeas a go. The humble chickpeas is cooked, roasted and seasoned with flavourful and aromatic Indian spices. Tips: You could skip the soaking and pressure cooking […]

Jeera Garlic Rice

Jeera rice is a popular Indian and Pakistani rice preparation that is quick to make and goes well with curries and dal varieties. I’ve taken this simple rice preparation up a notch and included garlic for additional flavour. As you take a mouthful of this rice, you will relish the […]