Dolma-desi Curried Mince And Rice Vine Rolls

Dolma desi- curried mince and rice rolls wrapped in vine leaves in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Dolma-desi my twist on the classic Dolmades incorporating Indian spices and flavouring! This is a labour intensive recipe and does require a little time and prep however it can also be made easier by prepping things in stages….

White Globe Turnips With Toor Lentils/Shalgom Diye Toor Dal

I love turnips! Shalgom as we call turnips were off putting for me as a kid as I did not like the earthy flavour but as I learned to cook I have a new love and respect for this vegetable which frequents my fridge! Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members,…

Spice Storage! More Tools For Your Trade!

I have OCD tendencies. I always feel things need to be done systematically. Things be well planned and organised. That’s the same in my kitchen. Order and practicality! That applies with my spices and cooking tools too!So therefore I have 7 spice dabbas! 1 for my regular spices1 for my whole spices1 for special spices1…

Sweet Pointed Chilli And Roast Potato Curry

We had some roast potatoes left over from a gravy dinner and chucking them just did not bode right with me. I also had a packet of sweet pointed chilli that I had purchased to stuff which I hadn’t quite got round to doing either! So I decided I would do a chilli and potato…

Taro Stolon With Desiccated Coconut. Narkel Diye Kochur Loti

Here’s a twist on the classic taro stolon, what we Bengalis call Kochur loti.This particular Bengali vegetable is rather odd in that it is the root of a plant which is eaten in its entirety. Bengali people are very fond of kochu. They eat its leaves, stem, root, stolons everything.We call this Kochur Loti in…

Kale And Mooli Sabji

Here’s a splendid dish, kale and mooli sabji. Sabji simply means vegetable dish. Going away for couple days means sorting and clearing out the fridge. My girls wouldn’t know what to do with some of the traditional vegetables. I found a mooli and bag of kale which I thought yes a sabji will work for…

Chaat Onion Ring Salad

This simple salad recipe that just needs some onions goes well with everything. Out of the many salads this is neither tasking or laborious to put together and make but certainly abundant in flavour and taste! What you need is to have your onions sliced into rings. Ensure that onions are full circle so that…

Chicken Kurma With Cashews And Coconut Cream

Kurma is a curry made using various ingredients like coconut, yogurt, nuts, poppy seeds, vegetables/meat and spices. … There are so many ways of making a kurma, this chicken kurma recipe is different from the mughlai or Shahi Chicken korma that is made using cream. Classically, a korma is a dish wherein meat or vegetables…

Mutton Back Chops With Scotch Bonnets And Baby Potatoes

We love meat but chops aren’t my go to! I think its more a man thing! If I have to then back chops it is! Mutton with scotch bonnets are amazing! The fruity heat makes me smile with pleasure and pain! A few go in and usually fresh off my plants! This recipe had 3…