Neer Dosa (water and coconut crepe) with Cinnamon Spiced Potatoes and Mint Coriander Chutney

Dosa is a fermented rice crepe that originates from Southern India, specifically Udupi, which is present-day Karnataka. There are so many variations of it, some are savory, some are sweet. This versatile dish can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s a gluten-free, vegan, hearty meal, that is packed with nutrients. This particular…

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…

Rose Coconut Ladoos (lactose-free)

Ladoos are a flour or semolina based sweet that is served for celebratory occasions like Diwali, they are by far the most popular type of mithai in India, and there are several variations of it!  Lord Ganesh is the God we pray to whenever we start new beginnings or embark on a new journey, and…

Haldi and Matcha Coconut Barfi (lactose-free)

Barfi is a milk-based sweet from India, served as mithai (celebratory sweets). There are a number of variations of this, from using mixed nuts, fruits and different flours. ‘Barfi’ in Persian actually means snow, so this mithai traditionally incorporates white sugar and condensed milk to form little snow sweets.  This version of mine is dairy-free,…

Chapati Rolls

Packed lunches – sometimes you run out of ideas! This was a trial run and it turned out to be a winner. This recipe is Indian whole-wheat bread, lined with an omelette, stuffed with tomato masala peppers, feta, spinach and spicy sauce.  Chapati is a staple Indian bread, which can be eaten with literally anything….

Spicy Peanut Sauce Naan Pizza with Japanese Pea Sprouts

Fusion food is what I grew up eating. My mom used to cook so many different cuisines at home that me and my sisters developed an extensive palette for all kinds of flavour.  Naan is a traditional North Indian bread, made in a charcoal tandoor. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, but crunchy on…

Pav Bahji Buns

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food dish in India made from a range of curried vegetables and spices, served with a pan-fried,  heavily buttered bread roll, and garnished with lemon seasoned onions.  The main veggies in this dish are potatoes, peppers, peas, carrots, onions, tomatoes and chillies.  This recipe is a simplified version but…