Kerala fish curry with Chemmeen puli

    This is not a fancy restaurant-style fish curry, but is a humble Keralan home-style dish using sardines and Bilimbi, or the so-called Chemmeen puli. Traditionally Kudampuli (Malabar tamarind) is used in… Continue reading

Tiong Bahru Market- Singapore

When I lived in Singapore in 1999- 2004, I was always fascinated by the huge wet markets (fresh food markets), which were the centerpiece of the local communities in the area. The food… Continue reading

Okra- The miracle vegetable

Recent research has shown that this is a vegetable you don’t want to pass unnoticed. Apparently eating Okra, also known as ladies finger, on a daily basis is good for you if you… Continue reading

Brussels sprout with mustard seeds and curry leaves

I don’t know why most people in England dislike Brussels sprouts! They are a quintessential vegetable for a Christmas feast, and lots of attention is focused on them during the festive season. There… Continue reading

Kerala Karikku Pudding (Coconut Pudding)

In Kerala, coconut is used in every possible form; coconut oil is used, fresh grated coconut and coconut milk is added to curries, vegetables and in sweets and desserts.  It is now considered one… Continue reading

Roasted peppers

  It feels like it is the beginning of winter in England! Days are getting shorter day by day! But I have no complains because we had a beautiful summer. Market stalls are… Continue reading

Mercato orientale – Genoa

Another fabulous food market, this time in Genoa on the North coast of Italy. The region is famous for Pesto sauce and focaccia bread. The food in Genoa was so delicious, I couldn’t… Continue reading

Gooseberry Crumble with hazelnuts

English gooseberries look very similar to Indian gooseberries (Amla) and that is perhaps why Amla was given its title as a gooseberry. They appear similar in color and shape, but most definitely not… 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

Rose Ice Lolly

We have been blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather here in London over the past few weeks. Although it is exceptionally hot for English weather, I am enjoying it and as a South Indian… Continue reading