Mango Pudding

Originally posted on Manju's Kitchen:
? In India, ‘mango mania’ sweeps through the whole  country during this time of the year. There are so many different varieties to choose from, each one…


Hot and humid summer months are mango season in Kerala and mangoes invariably appear in every meal of the day, in various forms. It takes the role of sour tamarind in the curries… Continue reading

Creamy Swede Soup with Coriander and Turmeric

When I started ordering a weekly vegetable box delivery my intent was to have fresh seasonal produce, but these days it’s getting rather exciting. Opening the box and seeing what has arrived for the… Continue reading

Noordermarkt – Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a beautiful city immersed in history, and its fame as a holidaymaker’s paradise is there for so many evident reasons.  However, I found this small, charming market in the beautiful outskirts… Continue reading


When I planned a trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands last year, I only had Kinderdijk (the iconic 18th century windmills) in my mind, then on my way to the hotel, the taxi driver… Continue reading


Growing up in Kerala, fish was crucial for lunch every single day, and was bought fresh every morning. As a result, I am drawn to fresh fish incessantly and I buy it on… Continue reading

Ozoni – Japanese New Year Soup

I went to Hiroshima as a young bride three decades ago, and soon met Mr Uno in Hiroshima, founder of a group preserving old Japanese traditions, culture  and customs. Funnily enough I met him… Continue reading

Bio Market – Brussels

I walked into this market purely by accident on a weekend a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed how lively and busy it was! They had everything for weekend morning grocery… Continue reading

Keralan Plum Cake

I remember the olden days when shop-bought Christmas cakes in Kerala looked extremely fancy, with thick white sugar icing, pink piped boarders and flowers, which we children used to look forward to more… Continue reading

Marseille market – France

This is the weekly market in Marseille, the oldest and second largest city in Southern France. I visited in the peak of autumn so luscious grapes, pretty artichokes, decadant mushrooms, fresh herbs, chestnuts and… Continue reading