Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, a lashing of ghee. I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something. It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience ofRead more
Have you ever really disliked something – almost held a grudge against it, and then been proven completely and miserably wrong? Have you ever had your assumptions and pre-held beliefs proven as a misconception? It takes a very good cook to make you fall in love with something you’ve always disliked, but with this sweetRead more
In the current hot, sunny weather, often times a curry with its fiery spices and oil floating to the top feels heavily unappealing and even icky. But, alas, in a South-East Asian household carbohydrates are a must and you most definitely must be on a diet/sick/upset/mental if you aren’t going to have a chapatti or someRead more
It’s a known fact of the culinary world that cheese makes everything taste better. This rule applies to most foods. And no, I am not making an obnoxious, biased and over-generalised claim.
Who else agrees that soup and bread is the most perfect lunch? It’s filling enough to keep you going, but light enough to not weigh you down. And if you’re watching what you’re eating, going sans bread won’t break the deal because, let’s be honest, the beautifully deep and delicious broth is where all theRead more
What’s your favourite vegetable? Up till quite recently, spinach has been my favourite. Now aubergines are my current favourite, but spinach comes in at a close second.
This Prawn Pilau Biryani is of the quickest recipes I have worked with to date. But don’t you dare think the minimal cook times makes this a ‘mediocre’ meal. The cook time to flavour ratio is INCREDIBLE.
I remember before I got married, I asked my then-fiance now-husband what his favourite food was. He responded, quite sheepishly, ‘I like Pilau and Biryani’.