Radikal Kitchen’s Herb and Raisin fried rice for Diwali

Its Diwali time again. Time once again to have festive fun with friends and family. I normally start the preparation weeks in advance. However, this year I didn’t get a chance to do my traditional Diwali shopping on time because I was travelling for work. Also, Diwali falls on a weekday this year, which makes…

As good as home cooked – Dal Makhani(Creamy black lentils)

  I have been travelling away from home over the last two weeks. Whilst I immensely enjoyed the cuisines and flavours of the places I visited, I started missing the simple taste of home cooked meal towards the end of my trip. I was craving for dal (lentils) and rice, which for me is the…

Spicy Spaghetti in a South India style tomato sauce with squid

I was in a mood to experiment in the kitchen last night and made this pasta sauce with tomatoes, chillies, garlic, and spices from South India to create this delightful spaghetti   dish with an Asian flair. This turned out to be a lovely combination of flavours and got a big thumbs up from my husband…

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 eating the Indian version of omelettes. One of my all- time favourites is the masala omelette, which is…