Baking · East meets West Fusion · Food · Glutenfree · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Reviews · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Gluten Free Firecracker Spicy Rice and Paneer Canapé and Tilda Supper Club Review

  It only seems like yesterday that I was invited by Tilda to attend their supperclub  alongside other fabulous food writers and bloggers. Of course the wonderful meal was prepared by the Dazzling food writer and cookery personality  Mallika Basu queen of shortcuts and tricks :). Mallika based all the dishes from starters to mains using Tilda Rice. I’ve… Continue reading Gluten Free Firecracker Spicy Rice and Paneer Canapé and Tilda Supper Club Review

Desserts · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Product Reviews

Cardamom spiced Oreo cookie, salted caramel and dark chocolate dessert and #Curry for Change Dinner

Last weekend I hosted a Dinner party at home all in aid of #Curryforchange a campaign by the wonderful charity Find Your Feet. You may recall a blog post I recently published all about this charity and their life changing work albeit a small charity organisation, their efforts are immense. Well going back to the… Continue reading Cardamom spiced Oreo cookie, salted caramel and dark chocolate dessert and #Curry for Change Dinner

East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

Sooji halwa also known as sheera in gujarati is a sweet dish made with ghee,semolina, nuts, sugar and spices. A simple yet delicious pudding usually made during religious events to serve as prashad. In our household sheera was made quite regularly as we all loved it as kids, it’s the warm sweet and soft spongy… Continue reading Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy Free Methi Theplas (spiced Indian Flatbreads)

    Thepla’s are not only a personal favourite but a family favourite, quite literally they are so versatile you can have them for breakfast, lunch, snack or even as a quick bite to eat on the go. There are many variations in making these deliciously spiced flat breads, you can be as creative and… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy Free Methi Theplas (spiced Indian Flatbreads)

Condiments · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Pickles/Chutneys · Uncategorized · World Cuisine

Chundo ( Hot, sweet and sour raw mango pickle)

    For many who read my blog surely know by now my penchant for mangoes they could be ripe, raw, Indian, Brazil, Dominican republic……. Why do I love them so much? Maybe it’s because I grew up in a tropical country surrounded by mango trees or because they add such a wonderful twist to… Continue reading Chundo ( Hot, sweet and sour raw mango pickle)

Curries · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Bhindi Masala (Okra cooked in a rich tomato and coconut gravy)

  When it comes to certain types of fruits and vegetables my senses take me back to my childhood, those glorious years I spent in Mombasa. I’m nostalgic, allowing my imagination to go back to the days of warm sunny weather, hustle and bustle in the market areas, carts outside the houses with vendors selling… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Bhindi Masala (Okra cooked in a rich tomato and coconut gravy)

Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Nut free Chocolate and Blueberry Coconut Mithai

  Fancy a piece? No it’s not low in fat or low in sugar in fact the opposite, actually one can argue that apart from greasing the plate and thick layer of chocolate covering this decadent tasting mithai there is no fat or ghee used in this mixture. It is purely coconut, sugar and water… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Nut free Chocolate and Blueberry Coconut Mithai

Curries · Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine

Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

    Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

Baking · Eggless · Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Baked Millet flour and fenugreek crackers

Who loves savoury spicy snacks? Every Indian household will have a cupboard full of these delicious savoury snacks . Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or tea many of you will agree we just can’t resist temptation but the downside is? They’re all fried, oh yes, there is nothing greater than delicious khakra (gujarati thin crackers),… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Baked Millet flour and fenugreek crackers

Drinks · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Holi Special: Thandai – rose, milk, almond and spice mixed drink

Are you looking forward to the Hindu festival of Holi on Monday 17th March 2014? Where there is so much love, life, fun and frolicks and not to forget all the delicious and decadent food on offer. Holi is a major festival in the Hindu calender as it marks the start of harvest and we… Continue reading Holi Special: Thandai – rose, milk, almond and spice mixed drink