Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Summer in Mumbai means ripe tomatoes. Mummy’s kitchen would always smell of the aroma of tomatoes and fennel bubbling on the stove.  This chutney recipe is from my mother’s childhood bestie’s mom, who came from the state of Bengal. I absolutely love the tangy sweet...
Kulfi

Kulfi

It’s finally warm enough for kulfi. Heck, I don’t even need an excuse to eat kulfi throughout the year. It’s that delish and super easy to make. Kulfi, or Indian ice cream, is an icy treat that can be found anywhere on the streets of India. It has a slight chewy and...
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...
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,...