shirkhand & puranpoli

Happy (late) Gudi Padwa! Gudi Padwa is the first day of Chaitra, which according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar is the first month of the year. It also has a scientific logic as the sun is in the first point of Aries (The first sign of the zodiac), which in turn marks the beginning of…

beetroot rice noodles with plum sauce

If you’re anything like me, a quick vegetable stir-fry has been one of your “go to” meals for as long as you can remember; it’s easy to whip up in a matter of minutes, requires minimum cooking proficiency and is deliciously tasty. Speaking personally, it was actually one of the first meals I learnt how…

palak paratha | spinach flatbreads

Spinach is known as a superfood. This means that it’s one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. It is rich in vitamin k, a, e, and c, iron, protein, fibre, magnesium – basically, everything that is good for your body, spinach has in bucketfuls. If you want to make these paratha even more healthy, try…

shaved fennel & mandarin orange salad

We’re currently going through that awkward time of year when it’s still winter; still cold, bleak, and unapologetically, seemingly, never-ending. And then you spy the little daffy-down-dillies popping up by the side of the road, tossing their heads as if to beckon the sunshine. And suddenly spring sunshine and April showers don’t seem quite so…

coconut & rose ladoo truffles

Easily melt in the mouth. Delicately flavoured. An almost sinful feeling of indulgence. When I made this recipe, I considered what I was making to be ladoos: a sweet Indian dessert usually made with gram flour and sugars which is heated and moulded into a little round ball shape. Well, I thought I was being really…

tofu & nori fish ‘n’ chips

I don’t think a recipe exists that is more absolutely British than Fish and Chips. For anyone in England it’s sure to evoke memories of seaside holidays; the pang of vinegar, the little batter scraps in the bottom of the paper, the chip shops (or chippys as colloquialism says) on every seafront corner. My own…

broccolini egg potato pizza

The trend of cracking eggs onto pizzas increases it’s versatility as a mealtime option – you now have the perfect excuse not just to eat pizza for lunch, but for breakfast too! At it’s conception I decided to opt for one of my favourite breakfast combinations. Potatoes, broccoli and egg with a béchamel pizza sauce…

one lovely blog | award

My kitchen has been undergoing some work in the past weeks after it suffered a water-leak from upstairs. Currently our maple worktops are being sanded down in preparation for the walls to be stripped and re-plastered, which means that my cooking has been a bit haphazard – a lone hob on a platform in the…

besan nankhatai | butter shortbread

The easiest biscuits I’ve ever baked: Nankhatai. They were recommended by my boyfriend as a delicious Indian sweet I should attempt to bake, and now I’ve smelt the alluring aroma of nankhatai they’re certainly going to become a regular staple in our home. Biscuits are such a nightmare to cook in my oven but baking these…

margherita pizza

The classic Pizza Margherita has become possibly the best known flatbread and a staple of fast food in western dining. Combine crispy, slightly chewy, firm pizza crust with moreish tomato sauce and delicious melted mozzarella – bliss. You like pizza, your partner like pizza, your parents like pizza, your children like pizza … I can guarantee you that someone in your…