Beetroot Carpaccio salad

Beetroot Carpaccio Salad

As a child I couldn’t stand any vegetables other than potatoes though my parents didn’t give me a choice! At the top of the list were green capsicum, broad beans, and beetroot. As I grow older, my palate has been changing with age, exposure and of cou ...

peach crumble cake

Cinnamon, Peach Crumble Cake

What can I say? I was getting images of this cake in my mind for a long time and finally went ahead and did it. The peaches and cinnamon in a soft cake with the lovely nutty crunchy crumbly topping………………….. My indulgence.  Came out well. Very well. Tr ...

Watermelon popsicles

Watermelon Popsicles

The last few days were miserable weather wise, with temperatures ranging from 46 to 48 degrees centigrade combined with hot winds (loo), making one feel positively ill. It not only is an energy sapping phenomenon but also a mind-frying one. The refrig ...

iced green tea

Iced Green Tea

Summer is truly upon us and the dry hot weather just begs for a refreshing drink to cool us from the inside. While many people go for the traditional iced black tea, I’ve moved on to the green tea version at home and have been drinking this all throug ...

bacon and egg fried rice

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

What does one even need to say about fried rice. It’s quick, easy and wonderfully tasty if done the right way. There are so many variations of this dish and one can use just about any vegetable or meat to make it. And the best part of it is that it ca ...

mayonnaise

Light Silken Mayonnaise

I don’t know why I ever bought mayonnaise in the first place. It’s just so simple to make and literally takes less than 10 minutes. Our cook has always made the mayonnaise we use at home and this year, I finally asked him for the recipe. After making ...

chettinad pepper mutton

Chettinad Pepper Mutton

  Chettinad is a region in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the Chettinad cuisine comes from the Nattukottai Chettiars of the region. The food preparations have been the result of an amalgam of spice trade between Vietnam, Malaysia ...

Mild Piri Piri Sauce

Alternative Piri Piri Sauce

This was such an easy recipe and the sauce is so versatile. I’ve used all local ingredients and was particularly thrilled at the jalapeño-type fat red peppers that are plentiful at the vegetable stalls these days, so gorgeous with their dazzling red c ...

Prawn Cocktail

No Guilt Prawn Cocktail

This is a throwback to the good old days in Kolkata and the tea gardens of Assam where traditional English classic food was kept alive by cooks trained by British Memsahibs (wives of tea planters). I don’t know how much prawn cocktail is served any mo ...