The Yogic Kitchen – Jody Vassallo (+ a Recipe for Marinated Chicken with Coconut Lime dressing)

The Yogic Kitchen – Jody Vassallo (+ a Recipe for Marinated Chicken with Coconut Lime dressing)

A review of The Yogic Kitchen by Jody Vassallo which outlines the benefits of Ayurvedic cooking

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Southern Fried Chicken with Paprika Wedges

Southern Fried Chicken with Paprika Wedges

Fried chicken – The ultimate global comfort food! I remember vividly of a childhood eating my fair share of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken, is there anyone who doesn’t know it!). It was the only form of fast food that was welcome in our house simply for the fact that fried chicken was the only thing [...]

Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

The cookbook industry is growing at an exponential rate but truth be told, there are very few cookbooks that excite me, let alone make it a part of my collection. But the minute I heard of the book, ‘The Bangala Table – Flavours and Recipes from Chettinad’, I knew I had to own this one. [...]

Chilli Chicken Bites

Chilli Chicken Bites

Yet again, food has opened my world to a whole new bunch of friends in Melbourne. I have been part of a growing food group called ‘Chef at Large’ on Facebook for quite a while now. A couple of months ago, a bunch of us belonging to the group and residing in Melbourne decided to [...]

Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Louisiana Chicken Pasta

I got introduced to pastas very late in life, somewhere in my late-20s but when I did, I was hooked for life. At that time, the pasta dishes used to be quite rudimentary in the Indian culinary scene. Apart from a handful of five star speciality restaurants, most places sold either pasta in white sauce [...]

Bhuna Murgh (or…Chicken wings marinated with spices and cooked in a rich, dark, aromatic gravy)

Bhuna Murgh (or…Chicken wings marinated with spices and cooked in a rich, dark, aromatic gravy)

Cooking is a form of self-discovery for me. Every time I prepare a dish, even if it is something that I have made innumerable number of times, I try to find a piece of me within the dish, a memory, a friend, a conversation, anything that allows me to form a personal bond with the [...]

Braised Chicken with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

Braised Chicken with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

All those who have been following this season of Masterchef Australia would know that the ‘Marco Pierre White’ week has just ended. Wow! What an experience it was watching the man himself. Marco is a legend in the culinary world; often referred to as the Godfather of Modern Cuisine. But it was his wisdom, humility [...]

Grilled Chicken Wings – a Super Bowl Classic

Grilled Chicken Wings – a Super Bowl Classic

Don’t get me wrong – I am not a football enthusiast. In fact, I am not an enthusiast as far as any kind of sports or games go. My idea of a game is still Monopoly! And if you are like me, go ahead and Google ‘Super bowl’ (psst, I won’t tell anybody) Having said [...]