Breakfast. The MOST important meal of the day and my favourite! <3 So a sunny morning breakfast meal wouldn't be complete without a quick and easy (read: lazy), super nutritious curry! Enter the one-pot chana masala curry using brown chickpeas/ khala chana. This is a take on the tried and tested kadala curry that's served best with puttu, vattayappam, bread or anything else that can soak up all the gravy! Instead of adding freshly grated coconut, we went to the store, bought
The wind rustles through the trees, the crows crow and an Indian myna sings sweetly in the distance. The kitchen was bustling for the lunch time spread at Valliammachi's (paternal gran) and we were ready to tuck in - honestly, the fare is in a league of its own! It's Valliammachi's signature brand of TASTY, with all our memories of our visits brought to life by her cooking. However, as Valliammachi's knees aren't what they used to be, she's begun to take a back seat in the fo
You don't truly appreciate food until you know how it's made. Something I've come to realise more and more as my cooking adventure progresses, and I'm loving every moment of it! This particular stew is my favourite stew, second only to the vegetable stew I made earlier. I'm infinitely more impressed with this stew because of how EASY this is to make. Seriously, you'd think something this aromatic would require multiple stages of cooking to truly develop its flavour. Nope. I h
If you've ever had jackfruit before you know how sweet, juicy and mouthwatering the jackfruit pods' flesh tastes! But what about those pesky little seeds you have to eat around? Imma let you in on a little secret, if you boil the seeds (takes 10 minutes MAX in a pressure cooker!), cook em good, and husk them you'll have tasty morsels of deliciousness. Very similar to the texture of a chestnut, although not as sweet and more nutty (my not-so-very-sweet sweet tooth thanks the N
Want to impress that special someone with an edible palette on their plates to set the mood? You want your plate to be popping with festive colours? Or, you've recently become veggie and you're looking to change things up a bit and eat the colours of the rainbow? I've got your back! :D Why I loved making this dish Honestly, this dish was one of the funnest I'd made and it definitely didn't hurt that it was one of the easiest - literally took 15 minutes to cook! The fun was mo
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain... you'll love this pinapple, coconut and spices love child because who doesn't love a tropical escape :P Tropical Fever We've caught a taste-of-the-tropics bug this week when Amma (translation: mum) came home from Kerala with a bag loaded with goodies (think jackfruit, mangoes and plantain <3). It's AMAZING. Which is making it that much harder for us to refrain from just booking a flight NOW and heading over to Kerala.
Firstly, MASSIVE thank you to all the family back in Kerala, who made sure Amma (translation: mum) came back home to Hong Kong with an overweight suitcase packed to the nines with all the goodies!!! <3 It was ALL there - chakka (Jackfruit), manga (mango), thenga (coconut). Disclaimer, the ripe chakka didn't last longer than a day (how could we resist?!). So, although ripe chakka curry is absolutely amazing, we'll have to share that recipe with you another day, when we can cur