Indian style spicy bruschetta

This was a last minute appetiser I put together using green coriander chutney, an Indian version of Italian pesto, and an Indian traditional savoury snack called Dalmoth. The star ingredient was of course the green coriander chutney, which adds zing and brightness to everything it accompanies. Dalmoth is one of the popular snack in North…

No-fuss Cabbage stir fry – Kerala style Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage thoran is the heart of Kerala Cuisine. Thoran is a dry vegetable dish traditionally made of finely chopped vegetables such as cabbage or beans mixed together with grated coconut, mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder briefly stir fried on a pan over a very hot fire. There are so many different ways to prepare a thoran. This is my version…

Tandoori Tortilla:Tandoori masala flavoured Spanish omelette

The Spanish tortilla or Spanish omelette is a classic dish, very versatile and quick to make. I learnt how to make it from my mother-in-law who is Spanish and lives in Spain. I grew up in India eat… Source: Tandoori Tortilla:Tandoori masala flavoured Spanish omelette

Tandoori Tortilla:Tandoori masala flavoured Spanish omelette

The Spanish tortilla or Spanish omelette is a classic dish, very versatile and quick to make. I learnt how to make it from my mother-in-law who is Spanish and lives in Spain. I grew up in India eating the Indian version of omelettes. One of my all- time favourites is the masala omelette, which is…

Fish stir-fry. Quick midweek meal

  When it is a cold, dark day and you have spent all day slogging at work the thought of a warm and delicious meal at home gives you something to look forward to. This fish stir-fry dish is a quick and healthy meal for those nights where we don’t have time to spare, but…

Pimiento con atun- Red peppers stuffed with tuna

This is a light and easy to make tapas dish. The idea came to me from my mom-in-law’s kitchen. She makes the traditional version with cod (pimiento con bacalao). I was looking for a stronger, more intense flavour and decided to try it with a tuna mix. I have also created a vegetarian version of…

Japanese style broccoli with miso and sesame dressing.

  I discovered the world of Japanese cuisine earlier this year. In the past the first thing that used to come to my mind when I heard the mention of Japanese food was sushi and tofu. I have to admit I was not well informed, almost ignorant. But this changed totally when I attended a…

Blanco verde salad

Green and white crunchy salad Easy, fresh and flavourful salad made with cucumber and radish/mooli/daikon This is a variation of the Indian kachumbar salad. In Hindi, Kacha means ‘Raw or uncooked’. Kachumbar is literally small tiny pieces of raw vegetables mainly onion, tomato and cucumber. This salad is a version of the crunchy blend of…

Something lite-mozarella bites

I tried this first on my trip to Milan earlier this summer . I made it again once I got back and added couple of more ingredients to add the Radikal touch. Recipe is easy peasy – takes less than 5 minutes to assemble Mozarella cheese- 2 blocks. Cut into bite size pieces Sesame seeds…