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Masala Scrambled Eggs
Masala Scrambled Eggs

Trust street vendors in India to take something as ubiquitous as an egg and make it unapologetically ethnic, flashy and delicious. If you have ever travelled along the vast railway network on one of the long-distance trains in India, then you must have come across the...

Quinoa And Pea Spice Croquettes
Quinoa And Pea Spice Croquettes

  Patties, cutlets, croquettes - no matter what they are called are always delicious bite-sized appetizers that you just can't resist when served. Drawing inspiration from Indian street food flavours, this gorgeous little croquette is vegetarian goodness amped...

Bombay Sandwich
Bombay Sandwich

  Growing up in Bombay (now known as Mumbai - a Western coastal city of India), one of the more popular street foods was Bombay Sandwich. Layers of fresh veggies and steamed potatoes slathered with all kinds of tangy, spicy and sweet chutneys and condiments....

Chickpea And Coriander Chutney
Chickpea And Coriander Chutney

I first made a version of this chutney when I was ten years old. The ingredients were measured out by mum and put in the jug of our old blender. I was the button pusher who followed instructions of "Now" and watched a bunch of mismatched ingredients pulverize to a...

Banana And Coconut Milk Bread
Banana And Coconut Milk Bread

Who loves banana bread? I do. I know you do too! An obscenely thick slice of banana bread, toasted to perfection and slathered with butter is what the local cafe will have you believe is the breakfast of champions. They might be on to something. And today's banana...

Garlic And Thyme Quinoa Patties
Garlic And Thyme Quinoa Patties

Cooking quinoa is one of the easiest, most rewarding exercise you can indulge in your kitchen. It practically cooks itself and freezes well. Not to mention, it is healthy hip and really tasty. When I cooked a big pot of quinoa earlier this week from Heidi's Super...

Gingerbread Tiramisu
Gingerbread Tiramisu

This Gingerbread Tiramisu is a no-bake, eggless, fuss-free Christmas dessert of your dreams. I must have made this close to 70-80 times now (not joking!) and it is a hit. EVERY SINGLE TIME! The secret ingredient is - crushed gingernut biscuits sprinkled between each...

Iced Spice Coconut Latte
Iced Spice Coconut Latte

A good iced coffee can be a revelation.  There are so many elements fighting for attention in an iced coffee glass. The coffee, the sweetness, the milk, the flavouring. If one is more overpowering than the others, the balance is thrown off. After experimenting for...

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie
Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

  For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying his (yes, all my kitchen helpers are big strapping males. I don't have a fetish...

Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures
Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures

  How was your weekend? I spent an afternoon with the boys at the park, sitting under a tree thinking and watching them play. We had just come back from the vintage book fair with nearly 50 books and I read one sitting on that park bench for nearly an hour. It...

Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie
Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie

If you have been following my cookbook writing journey for the past month or so, you would already know that I fell terribly sick in the thick of it all. Right in the middle of shooting close to 8 recipes a day with every imaginable food ingredient cluttering every...

Pure Raspberry Pops
Pure Raspberry Pops

  My mind is drawing a blank as I prep this post. All I can think of is the postman. Sigh! One would think I had developed irrational and out-of-character feelings for this human figure shrouded in a flappy fluorescent shirt and flappy navy pants with all of his...