Olan – Marrows and Cowpeas in Coconut milk

Olan is a Keralan vegetarian dish traditionally made with South Indian ash gourd or golden Indian cucumbers. English marrows work perfectly well in this recipe and they are in prime season during this… Continue reading

Beetroot curry with coconut milk

    Beetroots are in season and this stunning beetroot curry is a family favourite!  It  is a simple home cooked dish and takes less then 30 minutes to make, but just make sure… Continue reading

Hala Targowa Gdansk – Poland

This market was built in 1896 in a Neo-Gothic style building, and has been recently refurbished. Inside, the building is bright and airy. The first two floors are filled with cheap clothes stores,… Continue reading

Pineapple Pudding

Wishing all a happy Eid ul Fitr. Growing up, Eid was always a day of big celebration in the family and we children used to wait for new clothes, pocket money from our… Continue reading

Baked Meringues with Summer Berries

            This is one of my favourite desserts to make when fruit stalls and farmers markets are bursting with summer berries during this time of the year. A… Continue reading

Keralan Chicken Stew (Ishtoo)

    I was at a British food writers gathering a while ago and the topic of colonial influence on Indian cuisine was raised. There were many opinions and some writers who specialise… Continue reading

An Authentic Chinese Lesson at School of Wok

I cook Chinese food often in my own simple way but when I got an invitation to attend an authentic chinese lesson from the School of Wok, I was excited. School of Wok is… Continue reading

Miso Dipping Sauce with Radishes

  I still remember my first encounter with miso soup in a university canteen soon after moving to Hiroshima, Japan. Just like any canteen meal it wasn’t spectacular but as I stayed there… Continue reading

Mung Bean Dosa

  It is national vegetarian week in the UK , and here is a South Indian dish to celebrate this week’s event! Mung bean dosa is known as Pesarattu in the southern state… Continue reading

Spiced Sage and Cheese Scones

      It is full on spring here in England and my small herb garden is back into life this year as well. Herbs are available all year round from grocery stores… Continue reading