Zigni (Ethiopian/Eritrean style Beef Stew)

Zigni (Ethiopian/Eritrean style Beef Stew)

A delicious, spicy beef stew with berbere, a classic from Eritrea

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Lamb Cutlets (with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Puree, Couscous Salad and Charred Broccolini)

Lamb Cutlets (with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Puree, Couscous Salad and Charred Broccolini)

Pan grilled Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Puree, Couscous Salad and Charred Broccolini – this was the mains I served for my Christmas in July family dinner. If you had already checked out the Potatoes with Smoked Salmon recipe that I posted last month, you would be aware that I had collaborated with [...]

Roast Chicken with Vegemite Masala (with Chilli Garlic Asparagus and Cumin spiced Mashed Potatoes)

Roast Chicken with Vegemite Masala (with Chilli Garlic Asparagus and Cumin spiced Mashed Potatoes)

Vegemite Masala – my boldest Indo Australian fusion dish to date. This dish was sparked off by a conversation I had a couple of months ago with a friend based in the Middle East. She inboxed me asking about interesting ways to use Vegemite, a bottle of which was gifted to her husband by an [...]

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

A conversation I had with my 6 year old last week….. Adi: Mama, I am watching a cooking show Me: Oh, that’s nice Adi; I am happy you are interested in cooking Adi: Yes Mama, I also want to learn to cook yummy food like you make before I get married. A flabbergasted me: Marriage? [...]

Grilled Kangaroo Skewers with Red Chermoula

Grilled Kangaroo Skewers with Red Chermoula

Kangaroo….yes, I finally did it. And I can hear friends and family teasing my full fledged Aussie….ness now. But guys, not all Aussies eat kangaroo! Well, it had been in my mind for the longest time to try out this meat ever since Masterchef happened to me. A lot of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ later….here I [...]

Laziz Lamb Handi

Laziz Lamb Handi

My favourite protein has always been lamb and my love affair with it has only increased after coming to Australia. You get the most amazing cuts of meat here and I am trying to befriend the butchers at the Dandenong Farmer’s market to learn more about butchery. And for those who live in Melbourne and [...]

Beef Cutlet (Kerala style beef patties with onions and aromatics)

Beef Cutlet (Kerala style beef patties with onions and aromatics)

One of the biggest culinary revelations that I had after moving to Australia was that a ‘cutlet’ is actually a cut of meat. Back in India, cutlets are similar versions of patties and there are several different types, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. But I am not going to re-name this recipe as the name itself [...]