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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”

Raw Mango Prawns Curry

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 30 mins. The perfect accompaniment for your next Sunday afternoon saturnalia, this mango prawn curry is fresh, fragrant and flavourful, and is sure to make heads turn, if you’re entertaining guests. Ingredients Prawns*, medium, 250 gm. Raw Mango, medium, 1 no. Shallots (Madras small onions), 7-8 no. Ginger, 1-inch pieceContinue reading “Raw Mango Prawns Curry”

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”

Meen Mappas

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 30 mins. I’ve experienced a strong connect with my roots during this lockdown, and this authentic Kottayam-style ‘Meen Mappas’ was my Saturday-afternoon testament to that. Rich, flavourful and not too spicy, this beautiful fish preparation has been a family favourite for some time. Ingredients Indian Salmon/Rawas fillet*, 750 gm Tomato,Continue reading “Meen Mappas”

Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Medium, Serves 2, Prep time: 30-40 mins. The instagram-worthy Japanese souffle pancake is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the belly. Unlike it’s more serious, savoury cousin the Okonomiyaki, the souffle pancake is sweet, airy and a fast-catching cafe favourite in Japan. And its famed fluffiness is all in theContinue reading “Japanese Souffle Pancakes”


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