Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

  You must be wondering why the obsession with sweet potato. The last recipe was a sweet potato tart, now sweet potato croquettes. Did she buy the damn vegetable in bulk? Yup. she did. The first time I made the sweet potato tart, I messed up the proportions leaving too little filling in the case. The second time on, I decided to…

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Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

  Winter in India gives you the most amazing array of fresh vegetables that are not available in the scorching heat of the summer months. One of those is the sweet potato, or Shakarkandi. This has a fibrous and whitish, yellowish flesh, unlike the orange coloured flesh of its western counterpart, and has a whole lot of nutritional benefits that one would…

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Vegetable Medley

What do you do when you have boring vegetables in your fridge? You throw them all together and pair them with a nice chicken bake. And how do you make boring vegetables taste nice? You add honey. If you manage not to screw them up completely (it would actually take a huge effort - to screw up) you’ll get a nice crunchy,…

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Buttery Basil Parmesan Potatoes

Sometimes when inviting people over for dinner, I just want to make simple, fuss-free side dishes that take the least amount of time and effort but has banging flavour, especially when I'm going to be out of the house the whole day and have very little time to cook. These potatoes meet every one of those requirements. Most of the time I’m experimenting with…

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Airy Sponge Cake With Lemon Curd

  It was my son’s birthday and of course I had to bake him the cake. I’ve been making his birthday cakes every year for the past seven years, barring last year, when the monkey decided he wanted an `outside’ cake with a fancy design. Well, this year he was happy to get back to my humble creations. One of the most popular cakes…

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Super Simple Bhapa Doi 3 Ways

Yesterday was one of those days when I should have just put my feet up, read a book, chilled out, watched a movie, or done anything other than cook. What a disaster. I’ve made this dish many times before and it’s come out great, but yesterday, I decided to go big - on everything. So basically I put too much yoghurt, steamed…

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Chickpea Burger With Mint Yoghurt

  I have a family of enthusiastic non-vegetarians. We do eat wholesome vegetarian Indian food most of the week but when there’s something fancy to be made or when at a restaurant, it seems a waste to eat anything other than meat. So imagine my son’s dismay when he was told  - a week before Christmas - he would have to lay…

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Coconut Orange Tea Cake With Citrus Glaze

  Wow, my first post on my new blog. In all the career options I considered growing up - and there were many - being a chef was never one of them. For the longest time I thought nothing of my cooking and on many an occasion I’ve needed someone to rescue more than one dish in a single meal, so imagine…

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