Sweet Lassi

For our Deepavali Dinner, I made Sweet Lassi to drink with our feast. Sweet Lassi is one of my fondest childhood memories, I love having it with my meal, it sort of cools down the spicy in my mouth. My problem as a kid was that I would fill up on sweet lassi and have… Continue reading Sweet Lassi

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is an indian dessert. It is basically a fried doughnut that has been soaked in sugar water. It starts out as a fairly small fried ball, and then expands to about 3 times it’s original size, chock-full of sugar water. YUM. Can you say heart attack? It’s not as bad as jalebi. This… Continue reading Gulab Jamun

Lamb Biryani and Raita

In the past, when I have a dinner party, I have a tendency to over-cater. I almost always regret it. Over the last 10 years, I have come to realise that the overwhelming amount of food does tend to put people off, and that’s why I am left with so much leftovers. So for this… Continue reading Lamb Biryani and Raita

Palak Paneer

Our Deepavali Dinner guests loved this dish! Palak Paneer is a spinach and cottage cheese dish – it’s got a building chilli flavour, and is un-apologetically spinach-y – with paneer (indian cottage cheese) dotted through it. I had to go to the Indian grocery store for the paneer. The store had some pre-packaged paneer from… Continue reading Palak Paneer

Fish Cutlets

Ben and I had our annual Deepavali Dinner recently. FYI, Deepavali = Indian Festival of Lights. It’s like an Indian Christmas. In keeping with my Indian theme, of course, we had a full Indian dinner. This time, I was careful not to over-cater, I am proud to say, I made just enough food for everyone!… Continue reading Fish Cutlets

Shalini’s Beef/Lamb Curry

For clarity, I am posting a variation of my chicken curry to make a beef or lamb curry. I make my beef and lamb curries slightly differently, in that I use a pressure cooker for the main cooking process, saves you about 7 hours. Also one thing to note with this recipe, I use an… Continue reading Shalini’s Beef/Lamb Curry

Shalini’s Famous Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry is my comfort food. For as long as I can remember, I have loved chicken curry, my mom made it for me when I was living at home, my brother and I would fight over the wings, and when I went to university, I taught myself how to make chicken curry out of… Continue reading Shalini’s Famous Chicken Curry