Uppu Venkaya - Coconut masala-stuffed aubergines curry
Menti Pappu - Yellow Lentils flavoured with Fenugreek

Menti Pappu - Yellow Lentils flavoured with Fenugreek

Lentils are such an essential part of an Indian meal: we had them on the table at almost every meal, always in a different style. From South India...
Fenugreek and Fennel Seed Detox Tea

Fenugreek and Fennel Seed Detox Tea

No matter how healthy one tries to eat, the holidays somehow end up being a teeny bit excessive. There's not much chance when you have three whole...
Aloo Gobi—Spiced potatoes and cauliflower

Aloo Gobi—Spiced potatoes and cauliflower

With the current cold wet weather we’re having, I’ve been craving warm, spiced foods even more. And this morning all I could think of for lunch wa...
Vibrant Tomato Chutney

Vibrant Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian kitchen and are used in a huge variety of ways. This simple recipe celebrates their vibrant, tangy flavour and...
Flavourful Zucchini Fritters

Flavourful Zucchini Fritters

I’m not sure what Sundays are like elsewhere anymore, in cities where everything stays open on these most holy of days. In Germany - and most of Eu...
Paneer Tikka with MInt Coriander Chutney

Paneer Tikka with MInt Coriander Chutney

Paneer is one of my favourite Indian ingredients. I love how it's texture and taste make it so versatile and adaptable, and that it takes differen...
Cooling yoghurt lassi, 3 ways

Cooling yoghurt lassi, 3 ways

The recent spate of warm weather has me craving something cool and refreshing during the day. I’m not really in the mood for a midday coffee anymor...
Herbed Zucchini Tarte

Herbed Zucchini Tarte

I discovered this recipe on design*sponge many years ago and it has become one of my go-to staples. I’ve completely lost count for how many differ...
Golden Hummus with Turmeric and Coriander

Golden Hummus with Turmeric and Coriander

Hummus is a great dish to have in the fridge during the week. I like to make up a bowl on the weekend and have at hand as it makes a quick snack b...
Banana Bread with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Last weekend, three close girlfriends and I got together for a relaxed, chatty brunch. The sun was out and the mood was relaxed - we sat around fo...
Rajasthani Buttermilk Curry

Rajasthani Buttermilk Curry

Kadhi - or a buttermilk curry - comes in different forms, depending on which part of India it is from. This one is from Rajasthan and is a light, ...
Easy-to-make Chapatis—Indian-style flatbread

Easy-to-make Chapatis—Indian-style flatbread

Here's the claim: Make your own bread, from three ingredients, in 10 minutes. Chapati (or roti) is an ubiquitous part of many Indian homes. In our...