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.

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!

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.


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

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

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,...

Aloo Cholé

This potato ‘aloo’ and chickpea ‘cholé’ dish can be whipped together quickly (dare I say about 20 minutes) if you boil the chickpeas and potatoes in advance. A delicious favorite with vegetarians in India!

Meen Curry

This fish curry is from the state of Kerala, which is at the southern tip of India. Kerala is also known as ‘God’s Own Country.’ I love this simple yet delicious fish curry, and I like to use salmon for the rich flavor. But feel free to use your favorite fish. This...

Mumbai Pav Bhaji

This is a scrumptious street food famous all over Mumbai. It is purely vegetarian and has a gooey tomato-potato base. Feel free to add more and any variety of veggies if you’d like to the recipe to make it your own. Also, you can cut on the amount of butter used. We...

Kheema Pav / Spiced Ground Meat

In Hindi, the national language of India, 'kheema' is ground meat. 'Pav' is bread. This simple street food is found in every corner nook and corner in Mumbai. And it’s super easy to cook for a quick dinner. 1lb. ground lamb or beef (alternately use chicken or turkey)...