Tantalizing Raw-Mango Rasam- An Indian lentil soup!

Rasam is a South-indian style tempered soup which is traditionally made of tomatoes and tamarind as a base, with the addition of other ingredients like lentils, seasonings and herbs. It is light on the stomach, very nutritious and is extremely tasty to go along with the simple home-cooked meal. Though there are hundreds of different…

Monsoon special: Piping hot ‘Butte ke Bhajiye’ (Corn fritters)

Hi there foodies!  How is everyone doing today?  At our end, the heat wave in Ireland is at its ultimate peak! We are approaching 30 degrees C and you know it’s serious when you have to use Sun-block on your skin in this particularly country. I mean, that never happens!! In India however, it seems…

Delightful Biscuit Pizzinis!

Happy Monday folks!! (Cummonnn…we might as well get it over with!) 😉 Today’s recipe is a very special one as it has stuck with me for ages since I first had it. It was at my now best friend’s birthday party when we were teenagers. Her mom served these standard Marie biscuits that you get…

Summer special: Chunky Pesto-Potato Salad!

Hi! Hi! Hiiiiiii! How is everyone??? I apologise for vanishing for a month without leaving behind a clue. Silly of me! I had actually abandoned blogging because of a very wonderful reason…my mom and my mum-in-law were both visiting us in Dublin for the past one month. So, as all of us can very well…

Something fishy- Salmon Cakes!

Ting-ding-ding!! Surprised to see me posting two days back-to-back? Well, I haven’t all of a sudden gotten super-serious about blogging or had an epiphany about hard work etc etc etc…. Naaaaah!! As is always the case with me, there’s a funny story involved. So, last week we had a cooked salmon fillet sitting in the…

Sizzling N’ Red-Hot Masala Vada-Pav!

Helloooo my lovely foodies! Today’s recipe is all about two things- Indian food, and.. Using the leftover Indian food Now, if you have Indian friends or colleagues or neighbors, I can bet that they must vouch passionately for street-food enjoyed at the road-side stalls in India. Just mention it to them and see their eyes…

Summer special Fruit-Punch!

Hello foodies! Cooking wise, I have been a bit flustered this week as the winter vegetables that we were getting at the Indian store since past 3-4 months, have ceased to be in stock. This winter we enjoyed abundant flow of all the gorgeous greens like Fenugreek and Spinach and other veggies like Peas and…

Pretentious Grilled Chicken Momos 2 ways!

Every country does Momos a different way.  Moreover, these steamed dumplings even have various names by which they are recognized as across the globe.  In India, we stick with the Nepali term- ‘Momos’ and it is an extremely popular street-food throughout the country, especially in the northern states. Be it kids or grown-ups, we all…

Wicked Espresso Cheesecake Brownies!

I’ve said this time and again…even though I enjoy cooking almost everything under the roof, baking is what I actually love the most as a cook. It soothes me on choppy days and on the days that are dull, baking also somehow manages to lift up my spirits like a few other things do. It’s…

Tropical Pineapple Ice-cream!

Pineapple is one of those intimidating fruits, with which I have the least experience! Let alone cooking with it, I have never even eaten a decent amount of Pineapple in my life. The only time I remember eating it was when as kids, me and my sister would get Pine-apple-flavored pastries from the bakery that…

Summery Fruity Slush Mocktails!

It’s supposed to be Spring in most parts of the world, including ours….but warm temperature is far, far away from arriving here in Dublin! It was around 6 degree C here today, and it was a good day for us by Ireland’s weather standards. All my friends and family back in India are making me…