3 Gorgeous Snacks To Make This Diwali

Diwali marks the day Prince Rama and his wife Sita returned to the city of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. Sita was kidnapped by a demon-king, Ravana. Hundreds of diyas (oil lamps) were lit by the people of the city to help guide Rama and Sita back home. This beautiful festival commemorates good over…

Easy Indian Breakfast: Masala Chai and Upma

Made using Midnight Collection: Black Alumite Nonstick Kadai and Chef’s Pan from Meyer. Use CODE MeyerxTVW for 10% off. Start your day with this deliciously simple breakfast, packed with nutrients and flavour. This recipe will nourish your soul, and feed your heart because masala chai, and upma make everything better! Upma is an Indian-style porridge,…

Lavender Nankhatai (Eggless Shortbread Biscuits)

Nankhatai is a traditional Indian-style shortbread made to celebrate occasions like Raksha Bandhan or Diwali (or any occasion that needs something sweet!). These cookies are known as sweet, buttery cardamom infused biscuits that gently crumble and melt in your mouth. It is as delicious as it sounds. I have made these to celebrate Raksha Bandhan…

Rainbow Dhokla Waffle

Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati snack that can be eaten at any time of day. It is often made with fermented batter and cooked into a spongey savoury cake. It can be made with chickpea flour, rice or semolina. Like most Indian dishes, the ingredients to make this varies from household to household, and preference!…

Masoor Dal with Rose and Pistachio Tarka (Spiced Red Lentils)

I grew up having dal chawal (lentil stew with rice) every Sunday night. For me, this dish means home and family. It’s a hearty lentil stew that bursts with flavour and served with warm and fluffy basmati rice. Every household makes their dal different. It gets adapted between cultures, tradition and history. There is truly…

Paneer Makhanwala Paratha Dumplings

Butter masala, makhanwala, makhani are all the same gorgeous sauce for paneer. This is hands down my favourite comfort food. The paneer melts in your mouth while the masala tingles the right spice senses, leaving the cream or butter to gently soothe the flavours down to the perfect note.  Use this paneer recipe to make…

Pavless Bhaji with Button Mushrooms

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food dish in India made from a range of curried vegetables that are slow-cooked with spices, and served with pan-fried,  heavily buttered soft bread roll. It’s mostly always garnished with lemon seasoned onions to add that bit of zest against the spice.  In translation: Pav is the soft butter…

Aloo Bhujia Korrito (Indian Spiced Korean Burrito)

A cross-continental blend of flavours, techniques and ingredients brings together the best fusion has to offer, an Indian spiced Korean-style burrito!  When I first had a ‘korrito’ here in Hong Kong, I fell in love with it! It was a much lighter version of the traditional burrito. I wanted to remake it, so I did…with…

Pistachio Pudding Cake with Cashew Cream (vegan)

This cake is pudding-like moist, but definitely not short of any flavour. It is very much on par with a lot of the pistachio cream cakes out there, but the difference: this has almond flour and low-GI sugar!  The cashew cream as frosting is the best combination for this cake, adding that perfect extra bit…