Step-by-step, No grind Thosai (Dosa)

No grind thosai with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and podi with gingerly oil Growing up, thosai and idli with chutney, thuvaiyals (thick stoneground chutneys) or sambhar was a breakfast staple. I’d never seen a cereal box until I was a school-going, 7 year old girl! In the 80s, my maternal grandparents sold thosais and chutneys….

Chettinad Pepper Chicken Masala (Kozhi Milagu Masala)

  “Necessity is the mother of all, if not most, inventions.” -Someone Nope. By no means did I invent this dish. The people of Chettinad from South India did. This necessity was more like desperation.On a said Sunday, at noon, we felt the need for a very South Indian fix. Not the so-called British Indian…

Seafood Mamak Mee Goreng

Wat’cha goreng about ? Mee Goreng translates simply as ‘Fried Noodles’ in Malay and Bahasa Indonesia. When the Chinese traders sailed to these shores, they introduced the wok and noodles. Soon after, came the myriad of street food dishes, which are still popular today in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In Malaysia and Singapore, the more…

Hot Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

The Anglo-Indian Kedgeree is a one pot dish that’s dead easy to make and infinitely versatile. Originally a vegetarian rice and lentil dish ,Khichari, hailing from India, the Anglo-Indians brought it to Britain and adapted the dish to include fried onions, fish and hard boiled eggs as it was served for breakfast. According to Lizzie…