Tuna thoran

Canned tuna in brine is handy for a lot of on-the-go dishes. One of them is a Tuna thoran. As my boys and my little girl just love fish, we have it at least twice a week. It is usually either a deep red fish curry or a nicely fried fish, and mostly for lunch. So…

Curly kale in daal

Palak dal is a favourite in the house. This time I used curly kale instead of spinach and the response was ,well, I need not wash them plates now. haha.. Ingredients:- Red lentils – 1/2 cup Yellow split lentils – 1/4 cup Curly kale – 1/2 cup Shallots- 3 nos Ginger – 1″ Garlic –…

Beetroot pachadi

Pachadi is a yogurt based curry/side dish, popular in the southern parts of India. It is based on one vegetable and cucumber, beets, any gourds or fruits like pineapple, papaya et. fit the bill. My favorites are the classic bitter gourd pachadi or the cool cucumber pachadi. Beets are normally not my man’s friend, but hey, he actually tried this!…

Lemon drizzle cake

My little girl says “Happy to you” whenever she hears ‘cake’ or sees one!! Lol. She firmly believes that a cake means she has got to sing happy birthday to someone. She just loves cakes. So when I made the lemon drizzle cake, she was overjoyed. So was her dada. But my lil’ boy does not…

Lets go Desi with Dal Tadka ;)

The most common comfort food in India?.. Yes! Rice and Dal. Dal tadka is probably the easiest among all Dal recipes.  The royal dal dish is of course, the Dal makhani. I can say that it is quite uncommon for folks to go to Indian restaurants and not order a dal dish. After a tiring day at…

Poach an Egg and Go Puff!

Oh the whole process of poaching an egg! I could barely stop smiling after I managed to successfully poach one, and yep! took pictures as well. Never realised there were so many ways to prepare an egg up until I watched the movie ‘the Runaway bride’. Might actually try out every style one day, just for the heck of…

Lamb Burger

Hubby dear lovessss burgers and he comes up with all sort of excuses when he craves for yummy beef burgers from the take-away near our home. So I thought, why not try one at home?. Didn’t want to make a beef burger and put him to a tough decision each week ;)… Hence decided to…

Singapore Noodles..

My usual go-to dish at P.F.Chang’s (or any other Chinese restaurant, for that matter) is Singapore Noodles. Tried it for the first time when I went out with my colleagues and decided to bite into anything amusingly different from my default choice at any Chinese eatery – Chicken fried rice. ( I Know! -_- ). Looked up…

Mastering that perfect cup of Sulaimani!

What does it take to create that perfect cup of Sulaimani? If you ask me, it takes practice. I still have to get the measurements spot on to get closer to the desired end result, while an experienced person like my mom could make one blindfolded! And that is usually the reason why my husband calls her first when he needs…