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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf

Food makes the world go round.

Doesn’t it?

Okay, maybe just my world.

I love getting lost in the kitchen baking cookies and cakes for tea or cooking up something new that my friends and family get to quality test. They love the trials most of the time, except for when they complain that I’m fattening them up.

Bah-ha!

They don’t have to eat it, do they?

They just can’t stop themselves. Seriously, who’s fault is it? Theirs or mine?

If you don’t want to get fat, just take a bit and leave it. You don’t have to come back for seconds.

Anyways, back to food. I’ve learned a lot from my mom. We grew up sitting on the paaneri (platform) stirring our traditional East Indian marzipan and vanilla cream since we were barely 5-year-old kids. And learning how to bake semolina cakes and fry potatoes and make a yummy chicken khudi. Or a chicken tope. Or a chicken roast. Mom’s chicken roast stuffed with liver pudding is so yummy. Remind me to put down the recipe one of these days.

And I love the way mom cooks. Food never tastes the same twice. It’s always throw approximately the same things together to make approximately the same dish. It’s almost like being Alice in Wonderland. Sis and me have learned to cook like mom. Just throw things together and it tastes awesome!

But what was I talking about?

Yes, food!

Friends ask for recipes, and we rattle off a number of ingredients. Then they say, but how much. And we say, till it tastes good. Which really gets someone or the other miffed. So I finally got around to measuring out mom’s recipes a few years ago. And I’ve got my friends to put down some of theirs too. Smile, grin, smile!

So if you’re looking for gluten free chicken soup or special East Indian chicken tope or a number of other dishes, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re looking for restaurant reviews and where to eat or what to eat in a city, head over to our flavors section. Otherwise, carry on reading for some yummy recipes!


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Yellow Moong Dal recipe is an easy to make Indian yellow gram curry that’s eaten for everyday meals in most Indian households. It’s easy to make and goes well with rotis or rice.

Easy Prawn Chilli Fry Recipe

Prawn Chilly Fry is an easy to make in 20 minutes stir fry of prawns, tomatoes, onions and turmeric. Here is mom’s recipe for this traditionally Catholic Indian dish.

East Indian Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part…

Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not…

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Indian Potato Vegetable Recipe (Batata Bhaji)

Potato Bhaji, also known as Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji is a simple Indian vegetarian dish made of potatoes that is easy to make. It doesn’t have as much grease as French Fries and can be eaten as the main course or even a side-dish. We love having it for meals with puris.

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Remember the strawberry bread that we made recently? Well, on the same day we made these yummy vegetarian strawberry muffins. Why? Because both the recipes include the same basic ingredients….

East Indian Vajri Khudi (Goat Tripe Curry Recipe)

The traditional East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi is a gluten free goat tripe curry from the East Indians of Bombay, India. This recipe that’s been handed down from my grandmom to my mom can be made in about 70 minutes. We use the same recipe to cook sheep tripe as well.

Simple Buttery Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Looking pretty in pink and other colours, oyster mushrooms have a mild flavour that’s reminiscent of seafood. To retain the taste, we use this quick and simple buttery recipe with just a few ingredients.

East Indian Mango Pickle Recipe

If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.

Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian…

Eggless Custard Powder Cookies (Custard Shortbread)

These eggless custard powder cookies are some of the best Indian cookie recipes using custard powder! Using just a handful of ingredients, these vanilla custard shortbread cookies are easy to make quickly; and become the perfect tea time snack!

Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie like we…

Egg Bhurji – Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs with Turmeric

Egg Bhurji is an easy to make Indian spicy version of scrambled eggs. It can be your go-to food when you’re not sure what to cook or need something made quick. Anda bhurjee well with Pav (bread), puri, roti, chapati, or even plain boiled rice.

East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Ever wondered why the traditional walnut fudge made by East Indians can be moulded? Me too! I haven’t found any real answer to this other than ‘It’s because we dry…


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