Chicken Meatball Salad

Chicken Meatball Salad

A simple chicken meatball salad that children will love and a great way to get them to help in the kitchen

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Baba Ghanouj with Minced Lamb and Pine Nuts

Baba Ghanouj with Minced Lamb and Pine Nuts

As I have always said, food can be a glorious medium to break barriers and make friends from around the globe. Such is my friendship with Feda Queen (isn’t it a beautiful name!). I have never met Feda or know much about her except that she hails from Lebanon and lives in Sydney. I also [...]

Ethiopian Tomato Salad

Ethiopian Tomato Salad

There’s a new salsa in town! Yes, I am talking of this humble Ethiopian tomato salad which has become our homestead’s current salsa fixation. Similar ingredients…yet not similar flavours, the signature flavour that marks this tomato salad different from a traditional salsa is ginger. Vegetarian meals are quite common in Ethiopia; simple and humble meals [...]

Grilled Cajun Chicken…served with tangy Indian sauce, oven roasted baby tomatoes and fresh green salad

Grilled Cajun Chicken…served with tangy Indian sauce, oven roasted baby tomatoes and fresh green salad

This dish is a complete experiment – the result of a random food thought that originated while I was tossing and turning trying to catch some sleep. Now, I do have food dreams especially since I have started blogging and there are times when an idea would suddenly pop up and I frantically search for [...]

Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)

Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)

A simple Italian dish, Insalata Caprese (tomato mozzarella salad) is commonly served as an antipasto. But for me, this took the place of a simple salad which can be made in a jiffy. It is important to have the freshest produce for this one since there are just two main ingredients – tomato and mozzarella. [...]

‘Everything’ Salad

‘Everything’ Salad

When Orna Agmon and Ella Shine started a quaint little café, ‘Orna and Ella’ on Sheinkin Street, Tel Aviv way back in 1992, their only intention was to showcase traditional Israeli cuisine in a modern, contemporary way. But today, this café has become a culinary institution and boasts of a highly versatile and varied menu [...]

Peanut Salad with Curry Leaf Dressing

Peanut Salad with Curry Leaf Dressing

We often look to the Western world for salads and salad dressing recipes in spite of having so many beautiful ingredients to work with in our country. And this point was driven home when I came across a simple salad dressing using curry leaves by Sonya Haritha. A shout-out to you Sonya for this wonderful [...]

Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes)

Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes)

When in doubt, cook potatoes! Every time, I am confused as to what to cook or want a simple accompaniment for a typical Indian meal, I always end up using potatoes. These tubers are so versatile and there are a million ways that you could cook it. The same can be said for this spicy [...]