Polenta with Mushrooms and Garlicky Kale

Once a peasant dish, this beautiful and versatile dish made of corn grits is a perfect and a light textured food served with mushrooms, sea food or meat. Polenta can be made in varied ways. I made this same dish for one of my clients who wanted to learn some flavorful vegan meal. He loved the combination of polenta with mushrooms and could not get enough of it. … 

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Kadhi Soup

Indian Kadhi Soup

This soup is inspired from one of one of the very popular dishes in India, Kadhi. It is generally served with Rice and Indian Pumpkin. The use of fenugreek seeds to the dish is a very traditional way of serving it. Fenugreek seeds adds a beautiful flavor to the dish and the consumption of seeds is very good for numerous health reasons. It not only helps with all the digestion related issues but also with deficiencies. In India we eat fenugreek leaves as one of the vegetables.  The seeds work best when soaked for 10 minutes or toasted. But too much of the seeds can be very bitter and can spoil the recipe.

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Asian Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Asian Thai Sweet Chilli Noodles

Hello readers. I have been busy for the past few months with my culinary school and a trip home, but now I am back with some new Asian inspired recipes which I experimented and perfected in this period. One of those is the Asian Thai sweet chilli noodles. The taste of  Thai sweet chilli sauce with peanuts and chili flakes makes everything so delicious.  There are many versions of Thai sweet chilli available in the market, and you can even make your own version at home…. 

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Lebanese Pizza

Lebanese Pizza with Aubergine and Tomatoes

Za’atar is a traditional middle eastern spice blend which is a mix of sumac, sesame seeds, thyme, oregano and some other dried herbs. Its often used as a condiment or mixed with olive oil to make a spread. Applying it to a bread before baking brings out the best of the flavours and aromas of this spice. That is why I use it on the pizza during baking, and not as a table condiment.

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Pasta

Fusilli Pasta with Vegetables in Arrabiata Sauce

This recipe is the result of my intuitive cooking. I find this recipe very simple to make may be because I do not need to remember the exact measurement of ingredients. So for me its like I am cooking Indian food 🙂 I would usually know what to put when, and in how much quantity. This recipe has made me earn a lot of compliments over last few years. I am a fan of whole wheat (my mother always uses whole wheat, so maybe its a taste I have developed over the years) pasta but use any pasta you like.  … 

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