Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Kovaikkai is a small vegetable that looks like a baby cucumber. Its texture is similar to cucumber but exceptionally flavourful when you unlock its potential by frying it along with mild spices. You can have this as a side dish with Rasam rice, Sambhar rice or my personal favourite – Thayir Sadham (Curd rice). You … Continue reading Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

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Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

It is not a secret that children are fussy eaters by nature – well, most of them anyway. I struggle sometimes to be creative and incite excitement in my two little human monkeys about dinner. My son will eat spaghetti every meal if it was a possibility and my daughter, well crisps or chips or … Continue reading Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Chicken Pasta with Tomato and Basil

I love cooking and usually don’t mind elaborate prep and cooking with a glass of wine and some music in the background. However, sometimes, I just want to dump everything in a pot and sit on the couch while I have my glass of wine! This dish is perfect for those nights. This mid-week pasta … Continue reading Chicken Pasta with Tomato and Basil

Carrot Rice

I’ve seen some fussy eaters in my time (mainly my own children) but the offer of a colourful rice with the sweetness of grated carrot is just irresistible. Carrots usually go down well with even the pickiest of eaters – this crunchy, sweet and succulent root vegetable is not only tasty but has some great … Continue reading Carrot Rice

Rava Upma

This well-known South Indian breakfast dish is made from rava (Semolina) – which is a great substitute for rice, it is made from drum wheat, similar to couscous. It has a low glycaemic index (GI) and is a brilliant food for diabetics. Growing up, I used to have this with Sambhar or some kind of … Continue reading Rava Upma

Masala Omelette

Eggs are a great source of protein as well as various vitamins and minerals. It can take various forms, boiled, poached, fried etc. but omelette is pretty much my go to when I need a quick snack or a no hassle meal. However, eggs are pretty bland on their own so I like to add … Continue reading Masala Omelette

Chicken Adobo

This is a very welcome dish in our household. Originating from The Philippines, this dish is easy to make, not too many steps and never fails to please the taste buds. I read online that Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture of … Continue reading Chicken Adobo

Dal Saag

People who predominantly eat take away Indian food rather than cook at home may be under the impression that more dishes than not involve frying or some kind of grease! This is completely untrue – I present Exhibit A. Dal. Dal is a brilliant mid-week recipe that is packed with protein and doesn’t involve a … Continue reading Dal Saag