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…

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…

Butter Paneer (Paneer Makhanwala)

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.  Try this if you are having…

Paneer

The first time I made paneer it was a disaster. So I tried again, and again…and again. This time it was a success!  Here is a simple recipe to make it at home, but mind you – it takes time. You can prepare it in the morning, and finish it off when you come home…

Panki

Ever since I ate at the restaurant ‘Swati Snacks’ in Bombay, I have been craving this Gujarati dish called Panki. It’s rice flour mixed with spices, cooked inside a banana leaf. It is super light, but you can have 10 of these for a full dinner too.  Gujarat is a state in India that is…

Poha

Poha is flattened rice that is normally eaten as a breakfast in India, and  is packed with iron and fibre. It is cooked with a range of vegetables, one of the main ones being tomato and onions. Turmeric and other masalas are added to this to enhance the flavours further.  This is easy and light…