Vegan Friendly

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Mushroom Congee with Leftover Rice (Rice Porridge)

Congee simply means rice porridge. The origins of the word congee could be traced back to ‘kanji’ in Tamil, which also means rice porridge. It is served in several parts of Asia and the monikers include Jook, Lugaw, Burbur and so on. It is typically served for breakfast accompanied by […]

Spiralised Cucumber Salad

The newest addition to my kitchen – the vegetable spiraliser is fast becoming one of my favourite gadgets. It is easy to use; the veggies look lovely and interesting when spiralised too. I have spiralised veggies including cucumbers, zucchinis, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. The results have been nothing but […]

Stir-fried Bean Sprouts

This one of the crunchiest and quickest stir-fries I have made ever. The crunchy bean sprouts is the star of this dish, and complements beautifully with other stir-fry ingredients. Bean sprout has found a happy spot in Asian cuisine, and is used in various dishes like soups, salads, stir fries […]

Iced Chia Seeds and Green Tea

When two nutritious ingredients go into making a drink, can it be anything short of healthy? This is one such awesome drink that takes iced tea to a new level. Chia seeds has gained popularity in the recent past, and rightfully so. These tiny seeds of goodness come with a […]

Kale Chips

Despise greens? Kale chips is a guaranteed way to make you fall in love with greens. Ever since kale gained its ‘superfood’ status, kale chips has enjoyed the well-deserved popularity. I enjoy kale in this form the most. Move over, potato chips, this crispy, a crunchy snack is here to […]

Potato & Leek Soup (Pressure-cooked)

A classic soup, it is made with potatoes and leek, a match made in heaven. This velvety smooth and creamy soup will find its way into your heart at the very first sip. Potato and leek soup is simple yet hearty with beautiful flavours that blend well together. Served with […]

Chilli Garlic Noodles

What do you do when are sick and have very few ingredients in the pantry? Make some chilli garlic noodles. A bad cold is all it takes to send your tastebuds hibernating; I needed to get it back in action with something spicy and that required minimal effort. This ridiculously […]

Carrot and Cumin Soup (Pressure cooked)

Nutty, sweet and oh-so-yummy just about sums up this soup. The combination of carrot and cumin is a match made in heaven. This soup is easy-to-make, vegan, nutritious and tasty. Since the soup is cooked in a pressure cooker, it retains a lot of flavour without compromising on the nutrition. […]

Herb Vinaigrette

Finally, spring has sprung upon us after an extended winter in Sydney. Spring in this amazing city is nothing short of glorious; clear blue skies, flowers in full bloom and the pleasantly sunny days are a few of my favourite things about the season. My husband and I decided to […]