Pan grilled Prawns (spiced with Z’hug)

Pan grilled Prawns (spiced with Z’hug)

A quick and delicious pan grilled prawns spiced with Z'hug

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 [...]

Chettinad Style Grilled Snapper

Chettinad Style Grilled Snapper

Today, the Chettinad Meen Varuval gets a grillin! Meen Varuval aka fried fish….the term cannot get more generic than that. There are a zillion ways for frying fish in India itself (forget about the other cuisines of the world). Now I cannot claim to have eaten all the different types but my excessive fondness for [...]

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Coffee Spice Rub

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Coffee Spice Rub

I have an obsessive and passionate relationship with coffee. Though our love affair began only in my mid-20s, it has been a whirlwind one right from the start. I fell hook, line and sinker for this rich, dark beverage without which my day just cannot start. My first ever sip of coffee was at my [...]

Tandoori Salmon Skewers

Tandoori Salmon Skewers

Mondayitis! And I seem to be suffering from copious doses of it. I wonder if there will ever be one Monday when I will wake up ready to embrace it instead of diving right back underneath the sheets. In a long day ahead, the only silver lining seems to be this blog post…..because that’s how [...]

Grilled Sardines with Recheado/Reshad Paste

Grilled Sardines with Recheado/Reshad Paste

Yes, it’s coming! The much dreaded ‘writer’s block’ which rears its ugly head occasionally is slowly creeping in. I can identify it these days. Starts with the physical self, a slow drain of energy which eventually creeps into my mind and pfffff…..I go blank. Unlike earlier, I don’t fight this phase anymore; neither do I [...]

Kerala style Grilled LeatherJacket in Banana Leaf

Kerala style Grilled LeatherJacket in Banana Leaf

It’s a cold, wet day in Melbourne today and it makes me super lazy. And it’s Thursday already, which makes me even lazier with the comforting thought of the approaching weekend. But there’s a mountain of work that I need to wade through before the end of the day and writing this post is one [...]