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Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls
Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls

Food is all about the taste. Some people will tell you that. While others might contest that food is about life, about health, about vitality. Food might be all that, but to me it is all about memories. From past to present to the ones we are yet to make. Just like...

Noodlecakes
Noodlecakes

When there is a choice - noodles or pancakes; why pick just one? Introducing, Noodlecakes! I know that sounded like a pitch for an advertisement on telly or *inserts deep male voice* the opening line of a new blockbuster trailer. But it is neither! It is merely a...

Green Chilli Fritters
Green Chilli Fritters

  Summer is long gone and our chilli plants have gone into deep winter hibernation. But not before they gave us a parting gift of abundantly long, green, shiny chillies. When the chillies are so nice and firm, they are the perfect candidates to be fritter-ised as...

Beetroot Leaf And Yoghurt Flatbread (Gozleme)
Beetroot Leaf And Yoghurt Flatbread (Gozleme)

For the longest time I thought I was allergic to beetroot. It was suggested to me as a child. Can't remember when or by whom. So I stayed away (dear old responsible me!). When I was a little older, I had beetroot quite by accident, on a long distance train of all...

Sriracha Broccoli Egg Chop
Sriracha Broccoli Egg Chop

  Are you getting caught up in the end of the year madness yet? I have been wooed and waltzed right into it like a princess at the royal ball. I am doing a bit of housekeeping - notice the new header up top? It is the Cook Republic food truck and it is here to...

Spicy Baked Vegetable Cutlets – Indian Croquettes

With memories of long-distance train journeys along India's West Coast ricocheting in my head, I set out to imitate the pungent and 'chatpata' taste of the Vegetable Cutlets that were served by the canteen boys on those trains. I tried to make them a bit...

Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs
Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs

You put a group of women together and you could publish a cookbook. I say this because when women with even the slightest inclination towards food come together recipes are created, shared, swapped, evolved and adapted. It always happens to me when I get together with...