Wild rice – Summer Salad

  Summer is around the corner and this wild rice salad is a new addition to my summer menu! Rice was not considered a salad ingredient when I grew up in South India.… Continue reading

Mango Pudding

  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 with its own colour and character… Continue reading

Wakame- seaweed salad with cucumber

Wakame is seaweed consumed in Asian countries like Japan and Korea. I first got introduced to this thin and stringy seaweed when I lived in Japan, where it was a common ingredient in… Continue reading

Kohlrabi – with chilli and garlic

  Kohlrabi is an uncommon vegetable that I have wanted to introduce for a while. It has got great flavour, which not many people realise! You can do many things with fresh kohlrabi,… Continue reading

Muttappathiri – Keralan Sweet Egg Bread

  There are some dishes which take me straight back to my childhood and to my grandmother’s traditional Keralan kitchen. As a child I adored following her in her kitchen, admiring her ability… Continue reading

Kerala Prawn Curry with Jackfruit seeds (Chemmeenum chakka kkuru curry).

Jackfruits are grown all around South East Asia and South Asia. Most of the people around the world know jackfruit as a delicious fruit, but traditionally it is used as a vegetable when… Continue reading

Sweet Bread with Atta (chapatti flour), cinnamon and brown sugar

I got back to the cold and wintery London last week again after another stay in Kerala. I know I am going back again very soon but it is going to be very… Continue reading

Vazhana ada- Kerala rice bread with jackfruit preserve

There was a family emergency and again I am back to Kerala. Here is another Kerala style rice bread recipe, steamed in an aromatic leaf called Vazhana (Edana) with  Jackfruit preserve filling. Vazhana… Continue reading

Apple deep dish pie with wholemeal pastry

    When I moved to London ten years ago, I used to live in a house with two huge apple trees in my back garden. Apple dishes used to appear very often… 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