Tomato Jam

Lots of memories attached to Tomato jam. When tomatoes were cheap in the market, like Rs 5 per kilo, my mom would buy 3-4 kilos and make this jam at home. My after school snack was Jam sandwich. Jam sandwich was 2 Marie biscuits with jam in between and frozen for a couple of hours.…

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Spinach Pulao

It’s long weekend here in UK so my brother and sister are home. We are mostly doing simple one pot family meals so that we spend less time in kitchen and more time chit chatting. For dinner I made spinach pulao. I used less spices and kept it simple. Ingredients: 1 cup spinach 1 clove…

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Jammy Puffs

I made this for the first time at my brother’s home with my sister in law. She had some amazing strawberry jam in her cupboard and we tried to make some sort of thumbprint jammy puffs. It’s super simple to make, as long as you have ready made puff pastry 😉. Ingredients: Puff pastry sheet…

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Mint and Peas Pulav

Mint pulav is my daughter’s favourite lunch. Okay lots of favourites but this tops the list because she easily has 3 helpings, which is like way too good given the fact that she is a picky eater. Ingredients: 1-5 cups basmati rice, soaked in hot water for 15-30 mins 1 cup mint 1/4 cup peas…

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Tandoori Baby Corn

My daughter likes baby corn a lot. When we stopped at services for lunch during our last vacation, she took all the baby corn pieces from my brother’s sweet and spicy baby corn curry. This version is more Indian and is super easy to make. I used a hot pan to shallow fry baby corn.…

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Rocky Road Cups

I was cleaning my kitchen and found some bits and opened packets of kids popcorn, dried apricots, Easter egg M & M, lotus biscuit and some cooking chocolate. What a coincidence! I decided to throw everything together and make a bowl of rocky road candy. When I made rocky road bars last time using a…

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Stick Man Halloumi Fries

Tara had halloumi fries for the first time at Harvester and she loved it. I made a big batch of halloumi fries for the family and a neighbor who came home for evening coffee. Ingredients: A pack of halloumi (225 gms) 1/4 cup plain flour 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs, optional Paprika to taste Cajun seasoning…

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