June Favourites

June Favourites

Grab a cup of coffee and check out my list of favourites for the month of June

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Roasted Spicy Golden Trout with Arabian Rice

Roasted Spicy Golden Trout with Arabian Rice

Well, this was originally meant to be the first post of 2016 but I just couldn’t find the time to sit down and write it. But finally it’s here – my special Roasted Golden Trout with Arabian Rice. It is special because of a wonderful experience we had late 2015. Many of you would have [...]

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 [...]

Meen Peera (Sardines with Grated coconut, green chillies and black kokum)

Meen Peera (Sardines with Grated coconut, green chillies and black kokum)

While speaking to my son the other day, the topic of traditions came up for discussion. He wanted to know why I did something in a particular way and I replied, that’s the tradition. This got me thinking about the importance of tradition in our lives...the good and bad! I am not a stickler for [...]

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 [...]

Sweet and Spicy Prawns

Sweet and Spicy Prawns

The past week started off hectic, but very exciting. A new project came into fruition (spoiler alert!); of course you would soon get to hear about it. And this meant a lot of planning, cooking and shooting amidst other writing assignments. But I loved this hectic pace; I was in my best creative space which [...]

Pan Fried Basa with Fiery Tomato Sauce and Grilled Asparagus

Pan Fried Basa with Fiery Tomato Sauce and Grilled Asparagus

I love to experiment with cuisines, drawing inspiration from different styles of cooking, recipes, cuisines etc... and finally bringing it together as my own. This is one such dish. I first came across this fiery tomato sauce in a South African cookbook. Known as Babette’s fiery sauce, it was listed as one of the basic [...]