~Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers and Basil Soup~

“Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour” (Marge Kennedy). Past couple of weeks here in UK have been extremely cold with some mild snow in London. Just when I thought winter is bidding adieu, it…

~Chinese 5-spice Broccoli Cheddar Soup~ 

“Soups are cozy” (A.D.Posey) and its true, Soups are amazing and the very best friend of winters. Nothing makes your appetite churn more than the wafting aromas of a simmering soup just bubbling away. I love soups for so many reasons; they are easy, quick and extremely healthy. Furthermore, they are a world of discoveries…

~Japanese Teppanyaki~

Japanese cuisine is very much influenced by the seasonal change and geography. To the most of us Japanese food may seem somewhat bland and eccentric, but the freshness, balance of flavours and presentation of food as well as textures are of paramount significance. The Japanese cuisine is evidently very much different in many ways from…

~BBQ Tandoori Naan Pizza with Mango Chutney and Smoked Cheese~ 

Yes! we have all had it all, in all its forms and diversity; pizza rolls, pizza pie, pizza pasta, pizza bagel, bread pizza, thick crusted pizza, thin crusted pizza, cheese stuffed crust pizza, kebab stuffed crust pizza, deep pan and sheet pan and from countless flavours in various food culture frames, who knew pizza would…

~Chicken Corn and Mushroom Soup~ 

“Soup breathes reassurance, it offers consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability … there is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, its wisp of aromatic steam teasing the nostrils into quivering anticipation” (The Soup Book, 1949). Soups have been around for a very long time perhaps, as long as cooking, and it’s understandable…

~Turkish Red Lentil Soup~

“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living.  For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish” (The Soup Book 1949). See, when I sat down to have my bowl of soup, I was gazing at it for a moment and thought, what…

~Ode to a Lemon-Lime Tart~ 

When it comes to lemons or limes, one expression is universal, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, I say let’s kick it up a notch and make a Lemon Lime Tart. Just like a Lemon, life is also bitter and sweet and we cannot grasp the essence of it until we understand prior and…

~Grilled Tikka Boti Curry~

“I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way — it’s a running base. It’s art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It’s almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the Food really” (A.R.Rahman) and I couldn’t agree more. When you cook and serve…

~Tikka Alfredo Flatbread~ 

“Chefs are nutters! They’re all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure souls and absolute psychopaths.” – Gordon Ramsay Gone are the days when Pizza was only for take-outs, it’s not anymore. Flatbread Naan pizzas are in town now and they are quicker, effortless and scrumptious. Okay, so you won’t be a nutter chef Gordon Ramsay is talking…

~Turkish Wrap~

“The way to entice people into cooking is to cook delicious things” (Yotem Ottolenghi). One of the most succulently rich and appetizing cuisines in the world reigns in Turkey. Turkish food is extremely diverse with sea of flavours and creative cooking styles. This is a testimony to the Turkish people’s passionate attitude towards their food…