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”


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”

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