Indian Dishes

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]

Dal Fry with Rice and Salad

Restaurant Style Dal Fry

Dal Fry is a classic lentil-based Indian curry. To me, this Restaurant Style Dal Fry is comfort food at its best! Dal is one of the most commonly prepared dishes in the Indian sub-continent. It can be made in so many different ways and each family adds its own personal […]

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 […]