#SeedTheRiseChallenge: Recipes With Chilli

Today I took part in a great campaign that supports Indian farmers. Seed The Rise Campaign – a crowd funding initiative set up by Mahindra – helps improve the lives of Indian farmers who have been betrayed by the bad weather. Working with 5 NGO-led projects across India, the campaign is looking to raise Rs….

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

I baked my first batch of brownies when I was working at WAT Consult way back in 2011. Fresh out of college, my new job was at a young social media agency and to break the ice, I cooked food for the entire team. First was a Mangalorean classic chicken curry with enough neer dosa…

Late Night Bacon Sandwich

I hate to admit it but I love late night snacks. In the past few years, we’ve had after-parties and many dinner parties which end up becoming after-parties. I’ve cooked everything from pasta to last minute limoncello soufflé. Deep fried Oreos have also been consumed. And this one snack I made after a pint at…

Mutton Pickle

As much as I like delicate flavours I ache for the occasional sensory overload that comes with pickles. I appreciate every kind of pickle – bread & butter to mustard oil flavoured Punjabi achaar. At any given time, my kitchen is stocked with at least seven types of pickles – both homemade and store bought….

Solkadi: Kokum & Coconut Refresher

If you’ve ever eaten an a Malwani restaurant, you’ll know it’s incomplete without a glass of this pale mauve drink. Solkadi is a traditional drink served mostly in Hindu Goan households. It is made with kokum extract and silky coconut milk. Kokum is widely used to add a puckering sourness with subtle sweetness to a…

Vodka Flambéed Prawn Penne

I love seafood. My meals at home always have at least one fish course. Mom and I got to the fish market once or twice a week to stock up on prawns, mandeli, bangda, and halwa. My mother usually sticks to Mangalorean curries while I whip up continental meals. When I’m hungry, I lack the…

Baked Egg Over Tomato Sauce (Shakshouka)

A few weeks ago, I posted this picture on Instagram. It’s one of those recipes that you wonder why you never made before. All the ingredients are available easily at home and if you have any fancy pants ingredients like pancetta, herbs, or truffle oil handy, you’re just going to make it taste better. So,…

10 Minute Cheat Pasta

Well, a new year is upon us! I’ve written a few posts on my recent travels but severely lacked in recipe posts. This year I’ve decided to change things a bit and be more regular with my blog posts. So you’ll see a lot more recipes and articles on things I love. Speaking of things…

Charred Cauliflower Pasta

Of late, Roxanne has been my date to quite a few tastings. Last week I was at The Sassy Spoon with her to try out the special menu created by the lovely Rachel Allen. This menu was created for a special charity event which happens tomorrow. Since it is a private event, the menu was…

Valentine’s Dinner For Two

This year, avoid the restaurant rush and cook a cosy dinner for two at home with these simple recipes. Why? • You won’t have to deal with bad service or risk having bad food • You are in control of everything • This dinner idea is freakin’ delicious! My Chicken Parmigiana is a simple dish…

Garlic Wine Prawns

The most important rule while cooking with wine: If you can drink it, you can cook with it. Many people think that expensive wine should be saved for drinking, while the cheap, not-so-good wines should be reserved for cooking. What they forget is that when you cook/reduce the wine, you are intensifying its flavours. So…

Fennel Rosemary Chicken with Ginger Couscous

Recently I’ve taken fancy to couscous. It’s extremely easy to prepare and goes well with most gravies and meats. For those of you who don’t know what it is, here is a little something: It’s a traditional Berber dish of steamed semolina Couscous is prepared by rolling moist semolina into small pellets and passing through…