closeup of poha a west-indian breakfast and snack speciality served with fresh lemon and coriander in a blue ceramic bowl
Whole roasted cauliflower with cumin-coriander butter

Whole roasted cauliflower with cumin-coriander butter

This signature dish is by chef Benjamin Hübner — friend, food collaborator and a familiar face on the Frankfurt dining scene. It looks fancy, yet is a simple, two-step dish — you'll never guess how much life this spice-infused, citrusy butter brings to humble cauliflower! This is a crowd-pleaser: Serve with some naan and eating straight with your fingers!
A Mother's Day Gift: Homemade Turmeric Cardamom Granola

A Mother's Day Gift: Homemade Turmeric Cardamom Granola

If you’re looking for a homemade gift this Mother’s Day, we recommend this delicious, addictive granola. Point to note: it is extremely versatile and can be eaten at all time of day. Perfect for breakfast with some cold milk or plain yoghurt; equally good as a snack for in between; sprinkled over some oven-roasted fruit and a touch of cream for a quick dessert. You’ll likely come up with other uses as well.
South Indian Breakfast Upma

South Indian Breakfast Upma

Upma is a dish my mother occasionally made for breakfast on the weekend. It was soft and comforting surprisingly full of flavour given that it was...
Pickled Turmeric Eggs

Pickled Turmeric Eggs

Here’s a recipe that could be lovely for an Easter Sunday breakfast or brunch. It combines the fun and colour of decorated eggs with great flavour...
Indian Kitchen Basics Part 2: Ground Spices

Indian Kitchen Basics Part 2: Ground Spices

Last week I delved into some basics about Indian spices and how to build a little spice box with essentials that most Indian recipes call for. The...
Moong Daal Khichdi

Moong Daal Khichdi

 Khichdi (pronounced Khi-cha-ri) is one of those quintessential dishes one almost only eats at home. Every family probably has its own version of ...
Indian Kitchen Basics Part 1: Whole Spices

Indian Kitchen Basics Part 1: Whole Spices

This week, instead of a recipe, I thought I’d focus today on one key aspect of what goes into any Indian recipe, namely the spices! I’ve had a few...
Immunity-Building Turmeric Latte

Immunity-Building Turmeric Latte

This recipe goes back to my childhood - its probably something every Indian mother has in her repertoire, a concoction that gets prepared when a c...
Chilli-Garlicky Spinach

Chilli-Garlicky Spinach

Are there a few staples that you make sure never to run low on in your kitchen? The ones that you know yield gold in moments both easy and challen...
Turmeric Ginger Cordial

Turmeric Ginger Cordial

As you’ve probably heard or read, I recently became 1/3rd of a popup store here in Frankfurt called mer. It took about three months of planning—an...
Goats Cheese Puffs with Thyme and Honey

Goats Cheese Puffs with Thyme and Honey

Here’s an extremely simple recipe that comes together very quickly. It’s also a crowd pleaser and can be so easily customised that you can keep re...
Chunky Fig Chutney

Chunky Fig Chutney

A highlight of our recent holiday in the French countryside was the incredible produce: Every fruit and vegetable was bursting with flavour. I sli...