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Almond Flour Banana Cake(Gluten-free) with Chocolate Ganache

If you have some overripe bananas and you’re wondering what you can make with them, this recipe is easy, healthy, and tastes amazing. I’m sure everyone has a repertoire of banana recipes to make – banana muffins, pancakes, ice-cream, etc. However, you might want to add this recipe to it too. It’s light and moist, … Continue reading Almond Flour Banana Cake(Gluten-free) with Chocolate Ganache

Strawberry Savarin

Strawberries are just divine. They burst with flavour when you pop them into your mouth. I can’t think of anything better than strawberries and cream on a hot summer day. It’s my favourite dessert. These berries are organic and they taste so much better and more natural than the hybrid variety. I’m sad that we … Continue reading Strawberry Savarin

Jackfruit Seeds Hummus

The internet is buzzing about the benefits of jackfruit. Did you know that the seeds are also highly beneficial to health. I have grown up on jackfruit seeds curry. It tastes delicious – a lot like chestnuts actually. Many health experts feel that these seeds should be a part of our daily diet. They contain … Continue reading Jackfruit Seeds Hummus

Easy-Mix Fruit Cake

Every now and then, I get this yearning for fruit cake. There’s nothing like a slice of cake to keep your troubles at bay!  This quick and easy mix recipe is super easy and oh, so delicious! It’s perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. I used up some mincemeat that I had made … Continue reading Easy-Mix Fruit Cake

Millet Pancakes with Grilled Pineapple and Date-Tamarind Sauce

Amaranth is a psuedocereal, which simply means that it is a seed which acts like a grain. It has been cultivated for about 8000 years.  It contains all nine essential amino acids and is a protein powerhouse. It contains lunasin, a peptide believed to have anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventive diseases. It has a distinctive peppery taste … Continue reading Millet Pancakes with Grilled Pineapple and Date-Tamarind Sauce

Lime and Plum Trifle

A British classic, this dessert has many variations. Originally it consists of sponge cake soaked in syrup, topped with fruit and custard and whipped cream to finish it off. I decided to experiment with the numerous limes that my tree had borne this year. Asian limes are much stronger than lemons and so a little … Continue reading Lime and Plum Trifle

Sugarplum Spiced Nuts

Sugarplums are old fashioned Christmas candies, which are made of dried fruits and nuts mixed with spices and rolled into balls and coated with sugar. These festive spiced nuts pack quite a punch and I have used the spices generally used with making sugarplums. They are perfect for this festive season and your guests will … Continue reading Sugarplum Spiced Nuts

Mincemeat Cookies

Hello everyone. I have really missed being on my blog. Due to a personal crisis that I was going through, I was not able to allot time for my blog. But I am back again and I hope to interest you all to try some recipes for Christmas. I had made some mincemeat last year. … Continue reading Mincemeat Cookies

Black Bean Energy Bars

Most people lead busy lives and end up eating packaged convenience foods more often than we like. Energy bars are packed with vitamins, minerals and macronutrients. The store bought ones may contain a lot of sugar and other unhealthy substitutes. However, if you can make your own bars, then you know exactly what goes into … Continue reading Black Bean Energy Bars

Cabbage rolls

I’m sure that anyone who is serious about cooking will have made this recipe at some time. I have been wanting to make these Polish Golabki rolls for quite some time. Cabbage rolls are delicious. Instead of the meat, I used mushrooms and soy (TVP), with some spices to make the filling. This filling goes … Continue reading Cabbage rolls

Chilli Tofu Noodles

Making noodles in a roasting pan? Yes indeed! A fun and easy cook. This one pot dish contains all your favourite foods – tofu, spinach, baby sweetcorn, broccoli and peanuts. It’s super healthy too. Tofu can be frozen to give it a completely different texture. It becomes spongy and has a meaty, chewy consistency. To … Continue reading Chilli Tofu Noodles

Hua Juan (flower Bun)

Have you heard about this sweet sesame filled steamed Chinese buns? These popular buns with sweet/savoury fillings are sold on every street corner in China and people rushing to work every morning find it convenient to grab a few on the way to work. Hua Juan literally means flower roll and these buns certainly look … Continue reading Hua Juan (flower Bun)

Cherry Coconut Cake

This cake is one that I love – the classic English Cherry cake but with a little twist. I used freshly grated coconut and it was delicious. It’s so easy to make that you can make this into a little afternoon/Sunday project with the kids. It’s made using a saucepan – no messy bowls to … Continue reading Cherry Coconut Cake

Egg Masala

This flavourful egg curry is a well loved dish in our family. It is a dish typical of Kerala, a state in Southern India. This recipe is from Malabar, which is situated in the Northern part of Kerala. It is traditionally eaten for breakfast with pancakes. It is particularly good with steamed rice and all … Continue reading Egg Masala

Toasted Coconut Cake

This lovely cake made partially from coconut flour has an intense coconutty flavour and tastes rather like pound cake. This recipe is from King Arthur Flour. I had some coconut flour sitting in my fridge and I was wondering what to do with it. When I saw this recipe featuring coconut flour and cake, I … Continue reading Toasted Coconut Cake

Mango Pie

Picture coconut and palm trees swaying in the breeze on a summer day, green fields of paddy and a bounty of tropical fruits. My favourite is mango. Dive into this scrumptious mango pie and let it transport you to the tropics. Every summer I love to experiment with mangoes. There are so many varieties in … Continue reading Mango Pie

Beet Salad

This Beet salad is one of my favourites. It’s really easy to put together and tastes delicious. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, … Continue reading Beet Salad

Naan Pizza

Naan breads are readily available and they come in really handy when you want a quick snack or dinner. They are perfect as a pizza base and you can use any topping of your choice. I usually prefer to make the naan from scratch. A healthier option would be to use wheat flour instead of … Continue reading Naan Pizza

Strawberry Bread

I found this intriguing recipe just when I had made strawberry preserve. It seemed the perfect time to make it. The bread was moist and delicious. Though the original recipe had about 1 tablespoon of red colouring, I decided to add just a few drops of red colouring so that it would be pink and … Continue reading Strawberry Bread

Marmite-roast Potatoes

These Marmite roast potatoes are so good that you will definitely make them often as I have. I love Marmite and Vegemite. My favourite snack is Marmite on toast with some cheese. I used Marmite but you can also use Vegemite. A single serving contains 17pc of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B1 (thiamin), … Continue reading Marmite-roast Potatoes

Summer Tomato Pasta

A delicious light pasta dish that is simple to make and so refreshing for the summer. This dish is perfect with a green salad and a glass of wine. Buffalo-milk mozzarella really brings out the flavour. You can also use ordinary mozzarella. I used Fusili pasta but you can use Penne or any other pasta … Continue reading Summer Tomato Pasta

Lace Cookies

These cookies are a breeze. You just have to mix the ingredients together and drop them on the cookie sheet. And they taste wonderful! You can store them in an air tight container for up to a week. That is if they last that long. They disappeared within a couple of days in my home. … Continue reading Lace Cookies

Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

These four ingredient chocolate and peanut butter cups is the easiest recipe to make. It’s a great project for children to get involved in! And they would have even more fun eating them! When you have a craving for something sweet, these chocolate bites satisfy the craving and dark chocolate is so healthy. Studies have … Continue reading Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Red Cabbage-Orange Salad

With temperatures soaring, I am looking to eat more salads and light meals. I love cabbage because it’s so low on calories and it’s very rich in Vitamin C. Both red and yellow cabbage are available almost all year round and you can make so many great recipes with them. This salad is so vibrant … Continue reading Red Cabbage-Orange Salad

Lemon Cheese Cake

I have no idea why this cake is called Lemon Cheese Cake. It has nothing to do with Cheesecake. I guess it’s because the filling is like lemon cheese. The filling is really gorgeous – intensely lemony! I loved it. I used 8 inch cake pans because I wanted the height, but you could also … Continue reading Lemon Cheese Cake

Vegetable Patè

Is lunch boring? Try this vegetable patè. It’s so delicious and easy to make. It can keep in the fridge for a week, but the batch that I made disappeared within a few days! It’s just the thing when you’re rushed for time and want to eat something healthy. A great alternative to traditional liver … Continue reading Vegetable Patè

Mahjouba (Algerian Crèpes)

Mahjouba are traditional Algerian pancakes, very popular as a street food in Northern Africa. These thick pancakes are made of semolina and folded into a parcel after being filled with caramelized onions and tomatoes. It is often paired with harissa sauce. The semolina dough has to be worked until it is not sticky. I greased … Continue reading Mahjouba (Algerian Crèpes)

Quick Apple Dumplings

If you want a quick fix for Apple Pie but don’t have the time, then this recipe is perfect. These dumplings are very easy to make and hardly take any time at all to prepare. The smell of apples and cinnamon is just so lovely! Apples with cinnamon and raisins are rolled up in a … Continue reading Quick Apple Dumplings

Onion and Thyme Tart

Simple to make and infused with thyme, this attractive tart makes for the perfect lunch along with a mixed leaf salad. The onions gives it a lovely flavour and the topping is creamy and delicious. The dough for the base is not very firm but rather more pliable so that it can be patted out … Continue reading Onion and Thyme Tart

Banana Mincemeat Bread

I had made a large quantity of mincemeat for Christmas but I just didn’t have the time to make anything. I was just looking up some recipes featuring mincemeat and came across this interesting one. As I had some over ripe bananas as well, I was rather pleased. It’s something that I could eat at … Continue reading Banana Mincemeat Bread

Korean Barbecue Tofu

This tasty Korean recipe is flavoured with soy sauce, mustard and spices. The resulting dish makes them quite irresistible. Served with rice/rice noodles, they are perfect for a light and refreshing meal. Tofu is a plant based protein and has about 22 grams of protein per half cup serving. This nutrient powerhouse is rich in … Continue reading Korean Barbecue Tofu

Snow-capped Fairy Cakes

These fairy cakes look stunning, but they’re actually very simple to make. The caramelized apples were a last minute addition. I had them sitting in the fridge for sometime and I was wondering what to do with them. They contributed a lot of extra flavour to the cakes, especially because it was salted. Quite yummy! … Continue reading Snow-capped Fairy Cakes

Cranberry Christmas Rockies

Cranberries and apples combine to make a delicious sweet treat. They are a classic combination and it’s ideal for the festive season. They are best eaten within a couple of days after they are baked. Though I don’t think they will last that long! Sprinkled lavishly with icing sugar, who could possibly resist them? This … Continue reading Cranberry Christmas Rockies

Chocolate Finger Cookies

The holiday season is the perfect time to bake cookies. And what better than the marvellous goodness of chocolate in these just baked cookies. The chocolate icing makes it extra special and rich. They are sure to disappear fast and you will find you have never been more popular! This recipe makes about 24 cookies. … Continue reading Chocolate Finger Cookies

Gateaux De Riz Au Figues

Rice pudding exists in several countries in varied forms – please see the link below for a brief history on rice pudding. http://writinginthekitchen.com/2017/10/08/a-brief-history-of-rice-pudding/ India itself has several forms of rice pudding, with each region having their own take on it. In South India, a form of rice pudding called ‘Pongal’ is made for the Harvest … Continue reading Gateaux De Riz Au Figues

Banana Stem Fritters

In India, the entire banana tree is used – the leaves are used to wrap food and to eat from, food is cooked in banana leaves, the flowers and stem are used in cooking. In the recent Masterchef Australia, Gary used banana flower in one of the Masterclasses. Cutting the banana stem is a fine … Continue reading Banana Stem Fritters

Tomato Soup Cake

I love the flavour of this unusual cake. It’s made with tomato soup. I used a ready-made tomato soup powder for making the soup. It has to be really thick. The addition of cinnamon and nutmeg together with walnuts and raisins make for a very rich and dense cake. The recipe calls for wholemeal flour … Continue reading Tomato Soup Cake

Mac and Cheese

This is my go-to recipe for Mac and Cheese for a very long time. It’s very quick besides being rich and creamy. It’s so much better than eating it out of a box and it’s sure to be loved by everyone. The ingredients used are all staples that one can find in any kitchen. I … Continue reading Mac and Cheese

Fudgy Coconut Balls

Fudgy is normally a word I would use with Chocolate, but the texture of these delightful morsels are quite dense and fudgy. Coconut is one of my favourite ingredients and the combination of coconut and jaggery is a great one. This recipe is very simple and it can be stored for up to ten days … Continue reading Fudgy Coconut Balls

Flapjack Brownies

Chocolate is always a crowd pleaser and brownies showcase it so beautifully. Whether you’re baking for a bake sale or for dessert, this recipe is a winner. A gooey flapjack base, a fudgy chocolate brownie above it and the whole thing is blanketed with this delicious chocolate icing on top – this brownie is just … Continue reading Flapjack Brownies

Krem

A classic, this Swedish dessert is so simple to make. The flavour of the grapes is so subtle and the combination of grapes and cinnamon is just perfect. The flavours complement each other so beautifully. Grape juice and cornflour cooked together – just these ingredients produce this melt in the mouth dessert. It was an … Continue reading Krem

Ambrosia

This medley of fruits in a sugar syrup with dry fruits, honey and nuts is a dish that our family makes every year for a festival called Dussehra. It’s a celebration that lasts for about nine days and is celebrated by Hindus all over India. I love the richness of this dish which is so … Continue reading Ambrosia

Sago Fritters

These sago fritters disappear fast. Crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, they are great as appetizers or a tea time snack. These fritters are called vadas in India and they are made for special occasions and during festival times. It is made as an offering to the deity along with other … Continue reading Sago Fritters

Coconut Pie

Buttery, crumbly home-made shortcrust pastry, encasing a luscious, creamy coconut filling – it’s pure indulgence. It just dissolves on the tongue and the taste is just divine. A great project for a rainy afternoon, it’s not hard to make this pie. It makes for a lovely home-made gift though I love to serve it with … Continue reading Coconut Pie

Melting Moments

There are so many versions of these popular biscuits and they’re all absolutely delicious. However, this recipe is my favourite and I have been making it forever. They are simple and quick to make. The crushed cornflakes give it a crisp outer shell but they’re soft inside. You will find it hard to stop at … Continue reading Melting Moments

Mini Frittatas

These mini frittatas were an on the spur of the moment recipe. I had some left over frittata mixture and I used it to make these pretty muffin type frittatas. They tasted great and puffed up so beautifully. I sliced the zucchinis thinly and lined the bottom of the muffin pans and then poured the … Continue reading Mini Frittatas

Madras Omelette

Every country has their own version of the omelette – the Italians have their frittata, the Spanish omelette is very popular, etc. India has it’s own version too and it differs slightly from region to region. Everybody has their own spin on it. The recipe featured here is the one my family has been making … Continue reading Madras Omelette

Apple and Cottage Cheese Pie

A very light and nourishing pie, not overly sweet and suitable for everyday cooking. I have used the Indian cheese called Paneer. It is combined with shortcrust pastry, apples, cinnamon and coconut. It’s quite simple to make and extremely moreish. The paneer filling gives the pie a creamy flavour. PREP: 45 minutes COOK TIME: 40-45 … Continue reading Apple and Cottage Cheese Pie

Mixed Lentil Pancakes

This is a complete balanced nutritious meal by itself. It’s also vegan, like many vegetarian dishes in India and really delicious. Lentils contain lysine while rice contains sulphur based amino acids missing in lentils. Therefore, a combination of rice and lentils makes it a complete protein, supplying the body with the essential amino acids that … Continue reading Mixed Lentil Pancakes

Grandma’s Seed Cake

A traditional British cake, it has a very distinctive flavour. You might think this is dated or old-fashioned but once you taste it, then you will definitely give it a thumbs up. The caraway seeds give it an amazing aroma and taste. It’s just scrumptious! It’s interesting to note that there is no raising agent … Continue reading Grandma’s Seed Cake

Semolina Pudding

A very light and tasty pudding – this pudding is very easy to make. It’s called kheer/payasam in India. There are many varieties of this which can be made with sago, vermicelli, nuts and even bread. Most of them are milk based and it usually accompanies a traditional lunch or dinner. Most Indian desserts have … Continue reading Semolina Pudding


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