25. April 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Egg curry is a satisfying dinner option when I visit the kitchen late in the evening and am not in mood for a take out. I find this recipe to be quite effortless yet delicious. Tamarind and coconut are the life of egg curries. You can make it a little spicy if you want – […]

09. August 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

I’ve tried Greek dips before and they are delicious. One of the signature dips of Greek cuisine is the Tzatziki Sauce. Considering that Mediterranean food is mildly spiced, dips complete the taste. Ingredients: 2 slices bread 3/4 cup walnuts 5 cloves garlic 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil Method: Remove the sides […]

09. August 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Ingredients: 10 medium-sized red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp oregano Salt to season Method: Preheat oven to 400 F Wash and quarter the red potatoes in similar sizes. Pour the olive oil, sprinkle the lemon juice, and oregano. Give it a toss to mix. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn […]

21. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Dal Palak

Dal Palak is traditional to Indian vegetarian cuisine – a recipe passed on by generations. Dal Palak is a fine, nutritious, and lightly spiced combination of lentils and spinach. This kind of palak recipes retain most of nutritional value of spinach since its not fried or burdened with spices. Perfect to be on your ‘Healthy […]

02. January 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Coleslaw has ‘evolved’ from its original to a variety of combinations. All are equally delicious and pretty much have the essence of a coleslaw – ‘crunchy and creamy’. Dressings vary from buttermilk and mustard to tahini and yogurt. This coleslaw dressing is with sour cream. Coleslaw is no longer just about cabbage and carrots. Red, […]

18. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

A creamy spinach soup is an appetizing start to a meal. Spinach isn’t really my favourite, but given its nutritional values, I try to stir up something interesting, like the crackling spinach. This cream of spinach soup is now a standard in my kitchen, especially in the winters. Its quick, tasty, and healthy. Enjoy!   […]

14. October 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Ingredients: 4 tbsp butter 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (maida) 1 cup milk 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup boiled and diced french beans 1 medium carrot, boiled and diced 1/2 cup blanched green peas 1/2 cup corn kernels Salt to taste 2 tbsp cream 1/4 cup grated cheese 1 cup […]

17. March 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Crackling spinach is a very simple recipe, perfect as appetizers in parties or dinners. However, if perfectly fried and well seasoned, this dish can be beyond ordinary. Ingredients: 2 medium bunches spinach leaves ( Can be around 20- 25 leaves or depending on your desired quantity) 1 tbsp chili flakes 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 […]

08. December 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Here’s a favourite, spiced Indo-Chinese rice dish   Ingredients: 250 – 300 grams rice 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped capsicums 1/2 cup finely chopped french beans 1/2 cup green peas (optional) 1/2 cup chopped spring onions 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tbsp schezwan […]

07. December 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

This is one of my favourites from my mother-in-law’s South Indian kitchen. This recipe is her version of vangi bhaath. Its basically spicy rice made with brinjals – long green ones, not the usual plump purple eggplants. Definitely worth your kitchen time. Ingredients: 2 long brinjals 150 grams rice 4 green chillies 1 big bowl […]