Masala corn 

 Something that I love to make as a quick snack is Masala corn… Juicy sweetcorn  tossed in spices and served warm…  It’s  a quick and healthy snack that children and adults alike enjoy!  You can corn served in malls in India and more recently a lot of malls in the UK now have corn stalls. …

Paneer Biryani – One pot recipe 

I haven’t written on this blog in a long time due to my Law exams, they start on Wednesday and I have had my nose in my books for weeks and weeks. As a quick study break, I thought I would upload one or two of the dishes I have been cooking recently. Just before…

Homemade poppadom/ papad (urad)

Papad or commonly known as poppadom in the west is eaten as a  starter, snack or accompaniment with Indian meals. Most Indian restaurants serve them an assortment of chutneys as a starter. It is usually made from urad flour which you can find in most Indian grocery stores. Homemade papad is quite easy to prepare…

Mixed Veg Fry

There are times when I completely have no time whats so ever to cook but still want to have a flavorsome meal. Mixed veg fry is the answer. Mixed veg is an easy and quick dish which is great as a side dish, in sandwiches or with dal. I soak the potatoes in water first to…

Saunf Walli Chai 

The chai I usually make daily uses laung and elachi as the main masala ingredients. The link to the masala chai recipe I use daily  is here:  Masala chai recipe However I wanted to share with you a different type of Indian chai. In some households saunf (fennel seeds) are used to spice the tea. Saunf walli…

Fun Papad Shapes

This isn’t really a recipe as such as it is so easy to make! Papad is basically ‘Poppadom’ and can come in many different forms. As a kid my mum would fry fun papad shapes as a special treat for us to snack on. Even now I love to have papads as a snack with…

Rajma Masala 

Rajma Masala, also known as Rajma Chawal (as it normally gets served with rice a.k.a chawal) is a staple in Punjabi households. Red kidney beans are made into a curry with a lightly spiced onion and tomato gravy, and it is enriched with nutrients such as forate, fibre and protein. Health benefits aside, rajma is very simple and easy to make….

Aloo Tikki

When I was a child my family would refer to me as ‘Aloo queen.’ Literal translation ‘Potato Queen.’  When I was handed any potato dish I would devour the dish so quickly, leaving my mother shocked as I would normally be that one irritating child who would take hours to finish her food. The name…

Punjabi Kadhi

Surprisingly when I was younger, I didn’t like Kadhi. I have no idea why I used to dislike it. For years I wouldn’t eat it and didn’t realise what I was missing out on. This is a Punjabi dish and as a Punjabi girl it would be served in my house a lot. My father…