Vegetable and Tofu Fried rice

Quick and easy. Cooked rice fried rice with vegetables and tofu. A perfect way to use up leftover rice. This fried rice recipe I share today is a fusion if both Indian and Chinese cuisines. This is an excellent way to use left over rice or vegetables. Tofu gives this vegetarian fried rice staying power…

Moroccan Avocado, Almond and Dates Smoothie

This is a creamy, healthy smoothie which is a blend of avocado, dates and almond with no added sugar! Sounds strange, but I fell in love with this traditional Moroccan drink on my trip to Marrakesh last year. Our guide suggested I try this drink. He said it was called ‘Beldi’. I have to admit…

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…

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…

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…