Spiced potato and leek soup

This spiced potato and leek soup is one of the easiest soups you can make. At the same time, it is full of flavour, and enough to warm you up on a cold day or night! The temperatures have definitely been making a nosedive in our neck of […]

Quince and apple crumble

This beautifully spiced quince and apple crumble is the perfect autumnal dessert is the perfect autumnal dessert. The fruit layer is topped with oats and an assortment of seeds that give a lovely bite. Quince- Quince is an autumnal fruit that belongs to the apple family. But unlike […]

Baked baby aubergines in peanut gravy

This recipe for baked baby aubergines in peanut gravy came about in order to make good use of a few baby aubergines languishing at the back of the refrigerator. And the result was not disappointing. The soft aubergine flesh complimented the nutty gravy and was a fine accompaniment […]

Mixed vegetable and cheese paratha

These mixed vegetable and cheese paratha are a meal in themselves. It has a crisp outer shell with a soft filling inside. It is literally an explosion of flavours. This mixed vegetable and cheese paratha is a spin off of the very popular aloo paratha which is one […]

Gur besan burfi

I recently made this gur besan burfi. Besan burfi is a very popular Indian sweet and is enjoyed specially during festive times such as Diwali; although it is readily available in Indian grocery shops throughout the year! It is usually made with besan ( gram flour), ghee (clarified […]

Baked saffron yogurt

This baked saffron yogurt is one of the easiest recipes that you’ll ever make. It has just a few ingredients and is super easy to put together. And then, you just sit back and let the oven and the fridge do the rest of the work. And what […]

No knead focaccia bread

This no knead focaccia bread was made a while ago. It came out beautifully and drew the family into the kitchen at lightning speed with its delightful aroma. It was topped with homegrown baby tomatoes and rosemary along with red onion, chilli flakes and garlic. All the flavours […]

Fig and greengage salad

There is nothing better than cooking with home grown produce. And this fig and greengage salad is one of those. It is a mixture of textures and freshness. The big, ripe figs and the sweet greengage plums came from my garden and so did the sweet and colourful […]

Hot and sweet gooseberry chutney

This hot and sweet gooseberry chutney was made from one of the batches of harvest from my homegrown gooseberries. The chutney is flavoured with Indian spices and the sweet note comes from jaggery. It is quite quick and easy too; comes together in approximately 15 minutes. The hot […]

Lavender whole wheat shortbread biscuits

Summer is in full swing in our neck of the woods. Although the temperatures have been fluctuating a bit with high twenties one day and low tens the next. Nevertheless, the summer blooms have come up, bringing much joy. My lavender plant has perked up and I decided […]