Spinach and smoked salmon quiche

When everyone in the family is craving for a savoury pastry, nice and hot, quiche is the perfect answer!  We all love this savoury tart, it can be used for any meal. A… Continue reading

coriander chutney

Coriander is considered both as a herb and a spice, since both its leaves and seeds are used in various types of cooking. In fact all parts of the plant are edible, and… Continue reading

Banana blossom kebab

  Banana blossom or Banana flower is another popular vegetable from Asia which I hardly see here in the Uk. Once in a while some asian grocery stores stock it up and I… Continue reading


I just got back from South India after a short trip.  Since I went alone this time I had plenty of time to cook and experiment in the kitchen and somethng which I… Continue reading

Kheema Curry Pie

Meat pies never fail to impress when I make it for dinner parties or for a snack for the kids. It is very simple to make if you have ready puff pastry in… Continue reading

Christmas Market – Belgium

I love visiting markets. During Christmas I was in Belgium (Bruges and Gent) and realised Belgians know how to celebrate Christmas in style and glory with Christmas makets all around ………Belgium is famous for… Continue reading


  This  sweet spice used to grow in the wild in the monsoon forests of the Western Ghats in South India until the 19th century .  Those areas were known as the cardamom hills.… Continue reading


Gyoza are dumplings which are popular throughout Japan. My children adore this dish and so I started making it at home when I was living in Japan. Still a family favourite of all… Continue reading

Pinwheel Cookies

  This is a cookie recipe I have been making for years for my children, which i learned in a baking class in Japan. I have come across many  similar recipes over the… Continue reading

Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

I was in an Indian grocery store last week admiring the delicious looking Indian gooseberries. Then a lady who was standing next to me suprisingly looked at me and asked , what are… Continue reading