Tofu Tikka Bites 

 I’ll be honest, at first when I tried to cook tofu by myself – I found it so bland and hard to cook with. I  desperately wanted the taste I got in Asian food whilst eating out but couldn’t recreate it!  Then came the problem of it crumbling as soon as I cooked with it….

Soya Matar Sabji 

As readers of my blog will know I am a  vegetarian. Sometimes I get questioned as to how I stay healthy and keep a balanced diet. One answer is soya… I absolutely love soya as it’s versatile and packed with lots of protein. I find soya chunks in particular  so easy to cook and it…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Cheaters Paneer/Veg Biryani

Biryani is one amazing dish, truly. Simple rice, is turned into a rich, flavourful and aromatic dish. However, it can take time to make. Whilst I will be later posting how to make biryani from scratch (update see the recipe here: Paneer Biryani – One pot recipe ) this is a quick ‘cheaters’ way to make…

Sukhi Bhindi (Okra) Sabzi

Here is a simple way to cook with bhindi (okra). The name of this dish quite simply translates to dry bhindi curry. There are several ways to cook with bhindi.  All across India, bhindi is cooked a number of ways. This way is by far the simplest method. It is a simple and quick way…

Aloo Shimlamirch (Dry)

Whenever my mother asks me what dish I am craving, I always demand this dish. For me this is a feel good dish with juicy peppers and spicy potatoes. You can have this dish in two variations, a dry version which is this recipe and a gravy version. I’ll post the gravy version later, which is just as tasty as this! The…

Soya Matar & Aloo Sabji

I started university almost certain I wouldn’t cook Indian food. Having it at home almost every day, I was confident I would live of pasta and pizza. Alas, I was proven wrong when I started craving and missing home dishes whilst at university. Turns out I cook Indian food a lot as I miss it…