Spiced Baby Potatoes

  Boiled baby potatoes – 250gmGreen chili paste – ½ tspGinger paste – ½ tspCumin powder – ½ tspCoriander powder – ½ tsp.Turmeric powder – a pinchGaram masala powder – a pinchLemon juice – ½ lemon Mustard oil – 3tbsp Salt to taste Heat oil in a wok, add potatoes and stir fry, then add…

Nepali Alu Dum

A simple and wholesome dish that can be eaten as a side, starter or even a snack!

Black Eyed Peas

– 100gm of black eyed peas soaked for at least 5 hours and pressure cooked to 2-3 whistles and drained. – 1 tsp olive oil – 1 white onion, finely chopped –  4/5 garlic cloves, finely chopped – 1 tsp finely ground white pepper  – 1 tbsp dry basil leaves – 2 tbsp tomato ketchup –…

Asparagus in Spicy Peanut Dressing

Healthy salad option with the nutritional benefits of asparagus, crunchiness of roasted peanuts and spicy kick of birds eye chillies and soya sauce

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese and veggies stuffed mushrooms with a crispy coating of breadcrumbs. It’s crisp on the outside but gooey on the inside – just right to give mushroom lovers a high.

Achari Paneer

Protein- rich cottage cheese sautéed in whole spices and cold mustard oil. The result? A mild (or if you like it spicy) pickled flavour.

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

So today, 7th July is World Chocolate Day. What better way to celebrate than baking some chocolate pinwheel cookies. Indulgence, bite size.

Tay Kebabs

Quick & easy to make bite-size charcoal smoked minced meat hors d’oeuvres

Mince Cutlets

These melt in the mouth cutlets could be served as a starter or even a tea-time snack.

Cherry Tomatoes with Pine nuts & Pesto

This is one of my favourite hors d’oeuvres. They’re incredibly easy to make and yummy! Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes Pesto sauce Pine nuts Olive oil Cut the tops of tomatoes and deseed them. Use firm cherry tomatoes as they stand well and look more appetizing. The ones I got were a bit ripe and wouldn’t stand…


I made this for snack yesterday on a whim. Chopped chicken into tiny bits (would have preferred using minced chicken but didn’t have any at home), marinated it for half an hour with salt, pepper and soya sauce. (You could use a readymade pepper sauce as a marinade too). Then sauted in a tsp of…