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Keralan Plum Cake

Originally posted on Manju's Kitchen:
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…

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…

Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut milk and Spices

  The weather was extremely mild and warm until the end of 2015, but winter has finally arrived! I am not complaining, I like it when there is frost and snow. It is… Continue reading

Spice Bazaar – Istanbul

Istanbul was a long due family holiday which I had been planning for a long time, the main attraction being the spice bazaar and the nearby area. I fell in love with the… Continue reading

The winter treat- Chestnut mousse

I am back in London after another trip to Kerala. Winter is still here and I am glad I escaped the snow and cold wintery weather while I was away! Chestnuts are in… Continue reading

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year. There is already great news to share with you all in this New Year. My book “Vegetarian The taste of South India” has received an award… Continue reading

Calamansi- The queen of limes.

There is no lime that can rival the delicious citrus fragrance of Calamansi. It has the combination of sharp tangy flavour of limes with the sweet fragrance of tangerines.  The fruit is grown… Continue reading

Stir- Fried Green Asparagus with Chicken

    I am always eager for asparagus to be in season in the spring, the reason being that they arrive with the coming of lots of sunshine. Young asparagus spears are the… Continue reading

Rhubarb jelly with Panna cotta

    I am fairly new to the wonderful world of rhubarb in season, as they are one of the first vegetables to be harvested in early spring after the cold winter. They are… Continue reading

Milk jelly with Agar-agar

Milk jelly is a simple vegetarian dessert set with Agar-agar instead of gelatine.   The name Agar-agar is of Malay/ Indonesian  origin which means jelly. When I moved to Japan I realised its called… Continue reading