Raw Mango Dal

Willing to try a new raw mango recipe this year? Raw Mango Dal! Some say it’s from the south, others say it’s from the east, I say it’s the way to a tangy tasty meal ! Raw Mangoes are typically used to make this spicy and soupy dal with split pea lentils. It’s really easy to…

Moringa Fruit /Drumstick Sambar (Tangy Lentil Soup)

In every South India household there are traditional recipes passed down from generations. Sambar was almost a religion in the home I grew up. The recipe of the sambar powder was closely guarded by my grandma and passed to my mom who still makes it in fresh batches and hasn’t shared that recipe with a soul. I’m not giving the secret recipe away, but there are are several other ingredients that balance a Sambar perfectly so here goes the recipe for Drumstick Sambar paired with dosa this week.

Tangy Peanut Coriander Chutney

I have been testing some new chutney combinations You can dish this up, under 15 minutes. All you need is : 200g of unsalted roasted peanuts 1 inch ginger 1 clove garlic 2 green chili padi 20g fresh coriander or cilantro, 1 date 1 tbsp tamarind pulp Salt to taste Blend the ingredients together in…

Roasted Coconut Chutney

This week’s recipe is a simple Roast Coconut Chutney! Coconut chutneys are delicious but have an extremely short shelf life especially in warm and humid climates. Here’s a way to savour this chutney for more than just a day and is a cross between the Srilankan Sambal and South Indian chutney Ingredients:  100g of grated…

Baked Vegetable Manchurian

Manchurian, The star of Indian Chinese cuisine (its nothing like Chinese cuisine although it is influenced by Hakka immigrants to India). I tried making a baked veggie variant of this very popular crispy fried veggie meatballs and it’s so addictive. I remember gorging on this dish as a kid although the spice always got me….

Bombay Pav Bhaji

This recipe is for 6 portions Ingredients 2 Red Onions finely chopped 3 Tomatoes (large) finely chopped 4 medium sized Potatoes 1 cup French Beans finely chopped 1 medium sized Cauliflower grated 1 large carrot grated 1 cup baby peas (fresh or frozen) 1 tablespoon ginger Garlic Paste 3 green chilies Aniseed 1 teaspoon Cumin…

Progressive Indian delight – Gaggan, Asia’s No.1 

Molecular gastronomy has become quite the buzzword in recent years. With movies like 100 foot journey that depict the astronomical rise of a humble Indian chef in a village in France, molecular cuisine has an even more romantic aura. The fact is, molecular cuisine does have its origin in France. A heady mix of food…