Cambodian (Khmer) Chicken Samlá Curry

Cambodian (Khmer) Chicken Samlá Curry

A traditional, deliciously creamy, highly aromatic and fragrant Cambodian Chicken Samlá Curry.

Maharashtrian Bangdyache Ambat Kalwan (Spicy Mackerel Curry with Coconut and Tamarind)

Maharashtrian Bangdyache Ambat Kalwan (Spicy Mackerel Curry with Coconut and Tamarind)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it? I have always loved this festive season. It’s not the starry lights, decorations or gifts but rather the cheerful spirit and joyfulness that seem to be in the air at this time of the year. And it is also the time when I am most [...]

Gosht Durbari (Lamb Curry slow cooked with Yoghurt, Fried Onions and Spices)

Gosht Durbari (Lamb Curry slow cooked with Yoghurt, Fried Onions and Spices)

Most of my readers are still reeling over the ‘Vegemite Masala’ - a total fusion affair for many. So I decided on something more traditional today. Gosht Durbari or a wickedly rich, intensely flavourful, deep dark lamb curry. Not sure if the Oz heat can take this curry but my ‘winter wonderland’ friends will thank [...]

Nalli Gosht (Lamb Shanks simmered in yoghurt and spices)

Nalli Gosht (Lamb Shanks simmered in yoghurt and spices)

I sat down to write this post and poof….the mind’s blank! Words aren’t flowing easily though there are tons of things I would like to share with all of you. On the more positive side, I received a mail from Leon who has created an infographic for rebateszone.com on ‘Top 50 Food Bloggers in Australia’. [...]

Andhra Egg Curry

Andhra Egg Curry

I have begun to read a lot more cookbooks these days compared to a couple of years ago. Earlier, cookbooks were like glossy magazines to me. Filled with mouthwatering, high quality images, a cookbook was only to gaze at and sigh. In fact it seemed like a distant, unknown world to me akin to reading [...]

Grilled Steak (with curry flavoured smoked sea salt) with Chimichurri Salsa and Fennel Salad (dressed with strawberry port wine vinaigrette)

Grilled Steak (with curry flavoured smoked sea salt) with Chimichurri Salsa and Fennel Salad (dressed with strawberry port wine vinaigrette)

Quite a mouthful title, isn’t it? It had to be because today’s post is my dedication to the farmers and food and wine producers of the panoramic Yarra Valley. Travel, for me, is not about just visiting a destination. It is about the whole experience of discovering what that place has to be offer, albeit [...]

Hyderabadi Shahi Macchi Kurma (Fish in a Creamy, Saffron induced Yoghurt Curry)

Hyderabadi Shahi Macchi Kurma (Fish in a Creamy, Saffron induced Yoghurt Curry)

Melbourne seems to have forgotten spring totally; we have jumped straight from the dark, dreary winter to the hot, blistering summer. I made this fish curry actually a while ago when it was still a bit cold and the cravings for rich, creamy curries were strong. Though not very appropriate for the Australian summer, this [...]

Maccher Korma (Bengali style Fish Curry with Yoghurt and Spices)

Maccher Korma (Bengali style Fish Curry with Yoghurt and Spices)

All of us have preconceived notions when it comes to cooking and eating dishes from other cuisines, especially those which we are not very familiar with. For me, this has been the case with Bengali cuisine…. For the longest time, I avoided eating or cooking Bengali food simply because of the notion that I would [...]

Kottayam Fish Curry

Kottayam Fish Curry

The international or global reach of food happened in the last 2 decades and today, most of us want to cook and enjoy all kinds of cuisines – Middle Eastern, Meditteranean, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican etc. to name a few. But there was a time when food was rather a ‘traditional affair’ and people ate [...]

Dhaba Style Kheema Masala

Dhaba Style Kheema Masala

Any food enthusiast will tell you that the true way to enjoy the gastronomic flavours of a country is to eat their street food. It’s the same with Indian food too. If you were to take a journey along the highways of India across the length and breadth of the country, then you will have [...]