Easy Peasy Lemon (Drizzle Cake) Squeezy

Our old home in Bangalore was nestled in the middle of an unfriendly, barren and desolate land. There was nothing for miles, except the odd liqueur shop, meat stalls, and gloomy cyber cafes. Yet somehow in the midst of this misery, my brother and I grew up in an artist’s paradise. The house was uniquely…

Take Me Back to Beaches, Sunsets & Curry

Dear Foodies & Friends, One of the things I crave most when I’m a gazillion miles away from home is a big bowl of rice with some spicy, tangy Kerala prawn curry. It’s absolutely deliiiicious and takes me right back to my happy place- sun-drenched beaches and endless, glistening waters. My sisters and I have…

Pommes et Concombres

Dear Foodies & Friends, There’s something about the French language that makes everything sound beautiful. I have a fascination with all things French, but we’ll leave that for another day. This dessert is centered around apples and cucumbers and was inspired by Elena Duggan’s dish Cool as a Cucumber, made during season 8 of Masterchef…

Spaghetti & Shrimp in a Tomato and White Wine Sauce

There’s nothing like a big steaming bowl of pasta to lift up your spirits on a boorish day. It’s what I love most about Italian food- simple ingredients create rich, robust flavours. Every time I make the sauce for this recipe, I feel warm and fuzzy inside. For those thirty odd minutes, life is in…

My Kettle Dinner Escapades

Dear foodies & friends, I’m finally home for the summer, and it feels fantastic! After the chaos of the last two weeks what with exams and packing, there’s nothing like unwinding in your own room, by the balcony, with a steaming cup of tea. Whenever you want it. Pure bliss. And have I mentioned just…

Chicken Cacciatore

Dear Foodies & Friends, Nothing screams comfort food like rustic, hearty chicken cacciatore. Every bite is an explosion of flavour in your mouth. This Italian dish is easy to make and requires very little effort, which makes it perfect for busy weeknight dinners (or hostel suppers when you can spare the time), and lazy Sundays….

Beasts in my Belfry, and Hot Summer Nights

Dear fellow foodies and friends, Since my last post on the blog, life has been full of conundrums, pandemonium and confusion. This is by no means an excuse for all my procrastination. I am a self confessed lazy potato as you can see in this photograph. However, so much has happened over the last few…