Kerala Style Vegetable Stew / ‘Ishtu’ Recipe: Step by Step

Vegetable 'Ishtu' or 'Stew', is a gravy dish, more specifically a thin broth made from coconut milk and assorted spices. This is a specialty dish from Kerala, and is really tasty and nutritious in equal measure. This is very mild, aromatic and easy to prepare. This stew is extremely mild in spice, with almost zero … Continue reading Kerala Style Vegetable Stew / ‘Ishtu’ Recipe: Step by Step

Easy Gooseberry Pickle South Indian Style / Nellikai Oorugai: Step by Step

Nellikai, or the Indian Gooseberry, is a very potent fruit. It looks somewhat like green grapes, only bigger and round in shape. It tends to be sour, astringent and slightly bitter in taste. The essential vitamins and minerals that it contains are extremely beneficial to the body. This is a summer berry, and is traditionally … Continue reading Easy Gooseberry Pickle South Indian Style / Nellikai Oorugai: Step by Step

Coconut Milk Veggie Biryani: Step by Step Recipe

Coconut Milk Biryani is slightly different from the traditional biryani recipe, in that the addition of thick coconut milk adds a mild sweetness and creaminess to the biryani. It also balances the stronger spices in this dish beautifully. If you are looking for an intensely aromatic, mildly spiced, and incredibly flavourful biryani, this recipe is … Continue reading Coconut Milk Veggie Biryani: Step by Step Recipe

Whole Wheat Calzone with Paneer Bhurji Filling

Calzones are pockets of pizza dough baked to golden brown perfection, holding molten, gooey and scrumptious fillings within themselves. This is an Italian - Gone- Desi Calzone, which has the goodness of a whole wheat crust, accompanied by a zesty fresh cottage cheese and vegetable filling, and jazzed up with robust Indian spices. In short, … Continue reading Whole Wheat Calzone with Paneer Bhurji Filling

Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Hello ! This is my first ever try at making pannacotta. My interest in making this Italian dessert stems from watching Masterchef Australia, where contestants put up endless varieties of ┬álip-smacking pannacotta in beautiful shapes and sizes of glasses. My only problem - being a vegetarian, I was reluctant to use animal gelatine. So for … Continue reading Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine