Fermented foods have a long history and are a part of many cultures from thousands of years. They not only have numerous health benefits but are also a good way of storing vegetables. Pickles are the best example of fermented foods. In India, we make pickles with lemon, raw mango […]


Sweet, tangy, hot and most importantly super-delicious – this dish ticks all the flavour boxes. This scrumptious dish can be prepared in no time and is perfect for starters and pairs very well with noodles or ramen. Paneer combined with pineapple, honey, capsicum and chillis along with sesame oil makes […]

Sweet and Sour Paneer

Click on individual links for recipe Steamed rice and pickleGreen Mung Usli – Healthy and simple dish made with green mung dal and finished with loads of coconutSambar – Toor dal (pigeon pea lentil) cooked with freshly roasted spices and veggies of your choiceZucchini stir fry – Juicy tender zucchini […]


Beetroot halwa or pudding is made similar to carrot halwa with subtle differences. This creamy, rich dessert is made with four main ingredients – beetroot, milk , ghee and sugar. Beetroots have a natural sweetness to them, so requires very less sugar. I replace sugar with jaggery which gives this […]

Beetroot Halwa

Coconut is an integral part of every south Indian kitchen. It is used in most of our cooking either ground with spices to make a curry base or as a garnish over a finished dish. Coconut milk is used to make desserts like payasa and aamras. Coconut milk is a […]

How to make coconut milk

  Click on individual links for recipe Jeera Rice – basmati rice cooked with ghee, cumin seeds Dal fry – pigeon pea lentil or toor dal slow cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices Palak Chola – cooked similar to Palak paneer but replaced paneer with boiled chickpeas Kachumber salad – chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onion in […]


Spinach is a superfood that is loaded with nutrients. This iron-rich green leafy vegetable is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Spinach is used in cooking curries, dals, fritters and a huge variety of Indian food. It takes about four to six weeks from seeding to harvest making them […]

How to freeze spinach

  Jelly is one snack that kids would never refuse to eat. And obviously, my kids love them. I am not a fan of store-bought jelly because of the amount of sugar, artificial flavours, colours and other chemicals in them. So I make jelly at home with fresh juice. It […]

Orange jelly in orange skin

Atte ka halwa or wheat flour pudding is a famous north Indian dessert that is given as prasad in gurudwaras, also called karah prasad. In fact, I tasted this divine sweet dish first time in a gurudwara here in Melbourne six years ago when I visited a gurudwara for the first […]

Atte ka halwa

Click on individual links for recipe Steamed rice Capsicum masala – diced capsicum cooked in a coconut-peanut gravy Majjigehuli – yogurt based bottle gourd curry (similar to the north Indian kadhi) Kachumber salad – chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onion in lemon juice, salt, chilli powder dressing Homemade yogurt Rasgulla – Soft and spongy cottage cheese […]