Idimee

Idimee is a fusion dish of Malaysian/ Burmese flavours of Mee Goreng and Indian idiyappam/ sevai or string hoppers. This was brought to India by the Chettiars, a successful business community in India. This is easy to make and is a great one dish meal. Mee Goreng 1 cup Idiyappam (I’ve linked to my recipe…

Carrot Soup

One of the many things I’ve done with my kids that I’m proud of is making them love soup! Every day they have a different kind of soup, and they have to have a bowl of vegetable soup before eating dinner. I blitz all my soups because my kids don’t like chunky soups, but do…

Pasta with Brown Butter Sauce

Have you made brown butter? Don’t think about the calories for once and go make this sauce. It’s one of the best things you would’ve done. And you can always just smell, taste and then feed your hungry family, friends and neighbors. And let me tell you, they’ll come asking when they smell that sauce….

Dāngar

The Chettiars are an old banking and financial community in India, and especially present in southern India. The Chettiars are considered to be among the pioneers of organized banking in the country. They are also credited with introducing the concept of double entry book-keeping. This community from the south of Tamil Nadu has left a…

Spicy Chicken with Cashewnuts

This is an easy riff on the traditional kung pao chicken. It’s super easy to make too.                                  (terrible photo, sorry. Didn’t have time to take a good shot before serving!) Spicy Chicken with Cashews 3/4 kilo Chicken, boneless and…