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Chicken Manchurian (Indo Chinese Spicy Chicken)

The best Restaurant-style Chicken Manchurian with Gravy that you can make at home in under 30 minutes! There’s Chinese food, and then there’s Indian Chinese, agreed? Spicy, no added MSG, just loads of flavour that relies on ingredients that you probably already have at home – this Chicken Manchurian comes together in one pot and is my slightly healthier version.

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Baked Risotto with Mushroom & Kale

I’m not shy of making risottos, but honestly, ever since I discovered ‘baked risottos’, you know the kind that you start on the flame and then shut-off in the oven for the next 40-or-so minutes, I’ve had zero inclination to make it any other way! When I’m cooking just for the 2 of us, it frees me

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Lemon-Herb Pearled Barley Risotto

Oops I did it again! You’ve seen me flout traditional risotto rules when I made Red Rice Risotto and now I’m at it… again! I’ve been experimenting with slightly healthy substitutes for Arborio rice while making risotto, mostly because r

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Red Rice Risotto

My first taste of red rice coincided with my last evening on the island of Bali. Sulking at the end of my week-long holiday, we made our way to watch the stunning sunset at Jimbaran beach and ordered an early dinner. Since this was nearly four years ago, my memory fails me in being able to recall th

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One Pan Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

This ‘one pan pasta’recipe was all the rage in 2013, but that’s so, umm, 2013! My 2014 version of the one pan pasta recipe uses whole wheat spaghetti, giving this much –cooked, internet darling of a recipe, a healthy spin. I was a bit wary of how this might turn out because not all sauces take well

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Zucchini Soup

If you were to scroll through the food posts on this blog, you’d be tempted to believe that dessert is all I ever eat. I mean, I even have a breakfast dessert recipe, for sweet tooth’s sake! Sure, I try to put a h

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