Food, Recipes

A dish fit for a King

I love cooking and trying out my take on Fusion cooking in the kitchen. The kitchen is my happy place. I love cooking for my loved ones and it is not a chore but rather a labour of Love. This is a trait or gene I defo got from my grandmother. Weekends are when I tend to spoil my family…

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Indian with a Mexican Twist

I love experimenting in the kitchen. Fusion cooking is what I enjoy, drawing inspiration from my Indian cultural heritage and my travel adventures. During our fasting month it is very easy to get tired and bored eating vegetable curries. I for one am not a fan of certain vegetables so I tend to create fusion dishes for my family. A…

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Culinary Lessons with the Greatest Chef

My 81 year old Grandmother is amazing and not only do I think that but so does everyone in my big fat Indian family. Gran is the oldest member of our family, who loves to travel , cook and eat good food. Ever since I can recall I always have remember my Gran in the kitchen cooking. It was her…

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Cottage Pie ? Sheperd's Pie ? But still a Pie

As a keen foodie,I love finding about ingredients and the origins of meals. I spend time with my trusty old faithful Google and a collection of cook books reading up on recipes. Food History is rather fascinating once you realise where the dishes we love originated from and why they were made. YES History is not only about wars and…

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Finally the Truth about Chickpeas

Chickpeas are from the legume family. They are extremely popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cookery. Chickpeas come in a variety of types and sizes. It was about ten years ago during my living in London days that I feel in love with this legume.   These nutritious legumes are made into hummus ,falafels,curries ,snacks and salads. In the Hindu…

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A simple & quick vegetarian meal

During the month of Purtassi, one tends to run out of ideas for Vegetarian meals.As I child,mum always cooked vegetable curries and it made the month long fast even longer.Besides longer it became so boring. Since I have started cooking and reading recipe books, I am always keen to experiment and try out new dishes.I love fusion cooking and bring…

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The Art of Making Salad your Friend

I work in an environment that is rather difficult to get something to eat for lunch.The only things I can buy are chips fried or packets of chips.No healthy and nutritious options.I have learnt in my healthy lifestyle journey to always take a packed lunch with me and always pack more than I need just incase. Over the last few…

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Frys Veg Polony Topping #Recipe

As a hindu , there are several days in a week where one does not eat any form of meat,fish or eggs.Coming up with tasty meals that the family will enjoy can be a difficult task.With the month long fast coming up later this month , all mums are on the look out for something yummy to make. This recipe…

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Baked Potato Gnocchi #Recipe

A few weeks ago while in conversation with my aunt in London the topic of Potato Gnocchi came up.Random I know but hey we are a foodie family.My aunt said how she uses fresh store bought Potato Gnoochi as dumplings in an Indian Lentil based soup dish. My mum always keen to try out new products and methods added Potato…

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Sunday Brunch #Recipe

Sundays is the only day in most homes when the whole family are in.As far back as I can recall my mum and gran made amazing brunch dishes.Brunch was always a combination of English breakfast with Indian touches.I can vividy picture mum and gran preparing brunch with an Indian radio station on full blast in the background.Oh wait it still…

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