Mummy’s Dal

Mummy’s Dal

A very popular vegan recipe, dal is a hearty, stick-to-your-bones staple in every Indian home. I grew up eating this practically every day, and whenever I miss my mummy – who still lives in India – I cook up a large batch of dal using her very special recipe. “Dal” is...
Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

A very easy Indian BBQ dish that heralds Indian summers in to your dining room. This is Cheryllyne’s father’s recipe. It’s finger licking good!   Ingredients: 1 lb chicken drumsticks 10 tbs Greek yogurt 1 tsp coriander powder + cumin + turmeric 1 tsp...
Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

A summer drink, this yogurt beverage can be had with any fruit OR plain. Whip it up in a blender and pour in a tall glass on a hot summer day.  Ingredients: 1 tub Greek yogurt 1 carton of butter milk. 1 can of mango pulp 3 cardamom pods 20 pistachios (optional)...
Chai

Chai

When I’m asked if I would like to have chai tea, I always smile. Tea in Hindi, the national language of India, is ‘chai’. To me, an Indian, that’s like asking if I would like a cup of ‘tea tea.’ This is one recipe I often get asked. Depending on which spice you love,...
Chicken Cafreal

Chicken Cafreal

My grandmother always yelled, “Add more coriander leaves.” By that, she was actually referring to cilantro, which in India is called ‘coriander leaves.’ This is kinda like a family Sunday favorite in every Goan household. It is our version of a pan-fried chicken, but...
Goan Shrimp + Okra Curry

Goan Shrimp + Okra Curry

No household in Goa is complete without this dish. My family originally comes from this state, which was occupied by the Portuguese for over 700 years. A family recipe and favorite, I used to beg my mom to make it all the time for me. Because I like mine extra tangy,...