Pasta dough from scratch

Easy, Serves 2, Prep time: 20 mins + 30 mins (resting). We tend to think of pasta as something we buy processed. Better pasta is instinctively better brand pasta, something we pay more for. But is making pasta dough worth the effort? Trust me when I say it is. Whether you’re looking to go theContinue reading “Pasta dough from scratch”

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Medium, Makes 3, Prep time: 40 mins + 2 hrs proofing time This Mediterranean staple is an instant evening delight, with dollops of hummus or baba ganoush spread lusciously over. Since Pita features so commonly in so many dishes and settings, I decided to try my hand at a healthier alternative to regular refined flour,Continue reading “Whole Wheat Pita Bread”


Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 30-40 mins. Manchurian balls are a “Chindian” staple and an absolute must-have during quarantine, but the quality of homemade Manchurian often comes up short, relative to its more delectable restaurant-grade cousin. If you, like me, crave restaurant-style Manchurian balls from time-to-time, look no further! Ingredients Cabbage, medium, 1 no. Carrots,Continue reading “Manchurian”

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 25 mins. Few guilty pleasures deserve to be indulged as much as fried rice. Whether accompanied by fish in oyster sauce or just had as is, this particular late night favourite is a quick and flavoursome dish. With a hint of technique and spirited wrist-work (I jest), you can aceContinue reading “Burnt Garlic Fried Rice”

Kerala Style Fish Fry

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 30 mins + 30 mins marination time. This recipe is particularly close to my heart. Once in a blue moon, when my grandmother found the right kind of fish, we would be treated to a traditional Kerala-style fish fry. Simple, wholesome and flavourful, this dish made for an excellent accompanimentContinue reading “Kerala Style Fish Fry”

Malvani Prawn Curry

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 45 mins. The hallmark of great-tasting Malvani curry, lies in the distinct smell of freshly ground coconut, peppercorns and coriander seeds. Its vibrant orange colour beckons to taste, and one is met with a familiar earthen flavour, and the tartness of kokum. It goes best with prawn, surmai, pomfret orContinue reading “Malvani Prawn Curry”

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