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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