Snacks & Sides

Masala Vada/ Lentil Fritters

Masala Vada/ Lentil Fritters

Ingredients 1 cup Channa dal/ Split Bengal Gram 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds 1  large Onion (finely chopped) 2 tbsp Rice flour 1/2 inch Ginger (finely chopped) 1 Green chilli (finely chopped) 1 sprig of Curry leaves 2 tbsps Corriander leaves (finely chopped) A pinch of Asafetida […]

Fish Cutlet

Fish Cutlet

Ingredients 1 Canned Tuna (drain the water) 1 Onion (chopped) 2 Potatoes 2-3 Garlic (finely chopped) 1/2 inch Ginger (finely chopped) 2-3 Green Chilli 1 sprig Curry Leaves 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Pepper powder 1 tsp Meat masala 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds Breadcrumbs […]

Mini Cheddars/ Cheese Biscuits

Mini Cheddars/ Cheese Biscuits

Ingredients 190 g Cheddar cheese (grated) 50 g Unsalted Butter 100 g Plain flour 3/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Paprika Method Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Knead together lightly then roll out the dough […]

Apple & Cinnamon Madeleines

Apple & Cinnamon Madeleines

Ingredients 150 g Plain Flour 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Cinnamon powder 75 g Caster sugar 50 g Light brown sugar 100 g Unsalted butter (softened) 2 Eggs (lightly beaten) 1/2 cup Apple pureed Method Preheat oven to 180ºC and brush the Madeleine moulds […]

Kozhukatta/ Sweet Rice Dumplings

Kozhukatta/ Sweet Rice Dumplings

Kozhukatta is a popular sweet dish in South India that’s usually prepared on the eve or morning of Palm Sunday. It’s steamed rice dumplings filled with jaggery and coconut filling. Though kozhukatta is prepared as a part of a custom, this can be made at any time […]

Chatpate Aloo

Chatpate Aloo

Ingredients 20-25 Baby potatoes (boiled and peeled) 1/4 tsp Asafoetida 1/4tsp Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp Dried mango powder (Amchoor powder) 2 tbsp Ghee Salt to taste To roast and grind 1 1/2 tbsp Dry Coriander seeds 1 tbsp Cumin seeds 1 tbsp Blackpeppercorns 1 […]

Cherry Tomato and Cheese Tarts

Cherry Tomato and Cheese Tarts

I found the most beautiful cherry tomatoes on the vine while grocery shopping last week and just had to buy them. I just love these juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes and they are so gorgeous, and a good option for healthy snacking. I wanted to prepare something different […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients 3 whole Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cut into strips) Fresh Thyme (optional) 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp Olive oil Method Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Coat the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Add salt, chilli powder and thyme to it. […]

Grilled Eggplant With Feta, Mint & Chilli

Grilled Eggplant With Feta, Mint & Chilli

Ingredients 1 large Aubergines (each cut thinly into about 10 slices) 4 tbsp Olive oil 250 grams Feta cheese 1 bunch Fresh mint (finely chopped – save some for sprinkling over) 1/2 tsp Dried chilli flakes 1 tbsp Lemon juice Method Preheat the barbecue or griddle to a high heat. […]

Ari Vada/ Savoury Fritters

Ari Vada/ Savoury Fritters

Ingredients 2 cups Rice flour (slightly roasted) 1 tsp Baking powder 1 cup Coconut (grated) 1 Medium sized onion ( finely chopped) 1″ Ginger (minced) 5 Green chillies (minced) 1 spring Curry leaves 1 Egg Salt to taste 1 cup Water Vegetable Oil (for deep […]