Grilled Fennel, Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad with Fresh Turmeric Aioli

Grilled Fennel, Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad with Fresh Turmeric Aioli

Spring is finally here and I am so happy to see my toes again after a long, almost endless bleak winter. The cherry blossoms lining my street, the fresh vibrant produce in the markets, the skirts,singlets and thongs are all making me very happy. And I wanted to try and create something light and vibrant [...]

Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade)

Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade)

As most of you would have noticed, the name change is complete. Skinny Chef is gone and the Spice Adventuress is here to stay. It might seem to many that it is just a name change but believe me, the journey was not an easy one. To start off, coming up with a new name [...]

Potato Bell-Pepper Sabzi – an Indian Stir-Fry

It is the last day of 2013 and by this time tomorrow, we will all have entered a new year – one that all of us want to be filled with peace, love and happiness. And as always, we hope and look forward to a year of goodness not just for our families but for [...]

Lamb Biriyani (Arcot style)

Lamb Biriyani (Arcot style)

Wishing all my friends and followers a Happy, Blessed and Cheerful Christmas. I wasn’t too sure if I will get time to post anything on Christmas day as we had originally planned to throw a party for some friends. But that plan got postponed and so we ended up celebrating a quiet, family Christmas this [...]

Mutton vindaloo

Mutton vindaloo

The ‘vindaloo’ is a famous traditional Goan dish usually prepared using pork meat. Culinary history has it that this dish was inspired by a Portugese dish which used meat, wine and garlic. When the Portugese left, the Anglo-Indian settlers of the region re-created that dish using local ingredients like vinegar to bring about the same [...]

Rasam with Fresh Spice Paste

Rasam with Fresh Spice Paste

Rasam – the one dish that I always have trouble making. In spite of the best recipes and hands-on training by both my mothers, I simply cannot make this one perfectly every time. Achieving the balance between tangy and spice continued to elude me till I used this recipe. The fresh spice paste is what [...]

Chemeen Roast (Spicy Prawn Coconut Roast)

Chemeen Roast (Spicy Prawn Coconut Roast)

Some of the best Indian seafood dishes are from Kerala, owing to the abundant supply of the same coming in from the rich coastal regions lining the state. And some of my personal favourites are the dishes with prawns. This chemeen /prawn roast recipe is from the KFG (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KannurFood/) files put up by Ragesh. Droolworthy….the [...]

Lamb with Okra

Lamb with Okra

Lamb and potatoes – for many years, I thought that was the only combination that would work in terms of taste and texture. After my marriage into a Tamil Christian household, I realized that lamb can be ‘quite successfully’ teamed up with many vegetables like okra (lady’s finger, drumstick, white radish etc.) And recently, I [...]