~ Asian Pasta Twist ~

M.F.K Fisher was on point when he said that “with our gastronomical growth will come, inevitability, knowledge and perception of a hundred other things, but mainly ourselves”. Food is extremely multidimensional and it’s something that shapes us, identifies us, our cultures and in the end our society. The past decade has seen a rise in…

~Classic Biryani~ 

From the finest collection of the Royal Nawabs and Mughals of India comes the ever exquisite “Biryani”; a dish that presents itself in all its royalty.  Johnny Luzzini very accurately once said, “cooking is about imbibing different cultures and putting them in a plate on the table” and Biryani is exactly that. Indigenous to India,…

~Hyderabadi Chicken Gravy~ 

If you have never read Shauna Niequist’s “BitterSweet”, you have surely missed out on a beautiful book and though it is hard for me to actually pick out one favourite part from the book, because I just love the whole book, I like to share one excerpt regarding autumn and all the delights that come…

~ Italian Burger ~

There is a reason why “Burgers” are considered a part of “Comfort Food” family and that is because eating burgers actually make you happy. It’s true! eat one and you’ll feel endorphins building up in your body making you feel happy, comforted and satiated. Ina Garten is a huge name in the English gastronomy and…

~Fajita Drumsticks~ 

I love one-pan dinners; they are quick, effortless and healthy and believe it or not, as much as I love cooking, there are times when I just don’t want to step into my kitchen and for days such as those, I look towards recipes that are less time consuming, requires no demand for attention and…

~Persian Zereshk Polow~

I truly understand when Ashley Graham said, “the irony is that food gives me a sense of control, even though it makes me totally out of control. Food is something I can choose, order, have delivered. I sit down, eat, and feel really good in the moment. At its essence, food is nourishing. There is…

~Creamy Bihaar Chicken Curry~ 

I have to admit, ever since, I have matured in my knowledge of cooking techniques and spices, I have loved being an alchemist in my kitchen. Having various spices in my spice cabinet, dabbling with them makes me feel like working in a lab, experimenting and testing and creating elixirs. If you really think about…

~Shawarma~

George Bernard Shaw, wrote history when he wrote, “there is no love sincerer than the love of food” and it is one of my favorite lines in literature. The love of food evolves you as a person, you learn to invoke innovation and team-up with curiosity, although, sometimes that curiosity may lead to utter disasters,…

~ BBQ Peri-Peri Chicken ~ 

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fuelling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture” (Micheal Pollan) and so let me share a family favourite from my dinner table to yours. This dish is my take on the famous Nandos…

~ Manchurian with Egg-Pocket Fried Rice ~ 

“As long as there is Pasta and Chinese Food in the world, I’m okay” (Micheal Chang) and true that for me. I have always loved Chinese for as long as I can remember, specifically because the flavours are extremely light on your palate.  The person who invented Chicken Manchurian is Nelson Wang, who created the…