Keralan coconut rolls

Do you think the coconut is regaining its position as a high status food? I believe so! For decades, coconuts were considered unhealthy due its high levels of saturated fat. Recent studies however… Continue reading

Carrot and orange salad with mint and cinnamon

  It is finally summer salad time! There are certain foods that evoke memories and this one always remind me of my trip to Morocco! It is extremely simple to make:  Peel and coarsely… Continue reading

Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo

Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is the largest seafood market in the world, famous for its early morning tuna auctions. The market deals with around 2000 tons of fish and seafood daily, and… Continue reading

Aubergine and Tomato Bake with Spiced Minced Meat

  This is a summer dish to make when red ripe tomatoes and purple aubergines are in season… Minced meat is cooked ahead with spices and aubergine slices are brushed with oil and… Continue reading

Green Mango Curry – Keralan style

When it is mango season, green mangoes rule the daily menu in most Keralan homes.  They are used in many ways, made into chutneys, picked, salted, added to curries, (which I have a… Continue reading

Croissant pudding

You can make bread pudding in many different ways using white bread, brown bread and by adding dry fruits and nuts. This is a simple one using plain croissant as the main ingredient.… Continue reading

Borough Market

Borough market is one of the oldest food markets in London. These days it has grown into a popular tourist destination in London for foodies around the globe. It is one of my… Continue reading

Chicken Shumai

There are few dishes that make everyone happy and content each and every time I serve it, and this one is among them. What I love the most is that there is no… Continue reading

Poached Pears in Saffron Syrup with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Pears are wonderful when they are ripe, juicy and sweet. But when I am stuck with a batch of green unripe ones I like to slowly poach them in sugar syrup until they… Continue reading

Tomato and Carrot Soup with Chilli and Cumin

Even though the days are getting longer, it is still cold, wet and miserable here and soup pots are still on the hob in my kitchen! Soups are always a clever way to… Continue reading