Cookbook Review: The Hummingbird Bakery LIFE IS SWEET

Cookbook Review Series: The Hummingbird Bakery’s Life is Sweet by Tarek Malouf. A sneak-peak into American baking, it’s history and some techniques used.

Simply Delicious Chai-Spiced Stewed Apples

These Chai-spiced stewed apples, filled with the goodness of various spices, are the perfect little treat to elevate your breakfast bowls.

The Ultimate Breakfast Egg Muffins

Trust me when I say this, these ultimate breakfast egg muffins are all you need in your life right now. They are fluffy too.

The ultimate survival guide for a new cook

Are you new in the kitchen? Have you just learnt to cook last year? This is the ultimate survival guide for a new cook.

Food Trends to look out for in 2021

The pandemic hasn’t ended but one thing which has been constantly comforting is food. Food trends to look out for in 2021. Read more here.

Walnut & Sultana Cookies

These walnut and sultana cookies are so festive. They have the sweetness from the sultanas and the nuttiness from the walnuts.

Comforting Beef Mince Pie

This beef mince pie is so comforting, luscious and rich. The meat is so juicy and has the right amount of spice. The potato mash is crispy, creamy and cheesy. It’s everything you’ll ever need.

Naked Banana Cake with festive cheer

This naked banana cake is simple and unspiced but frosted, filled and decorated with a lot of festive cheer.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Are you looking for some mildly sweet and slightly salty cookies for Christmas? These peanut butter cookies are a sure pick!


This very juicy and well marinated leg of lamb is sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings.


Weekends are always for special comforting foods. This past weekend we enjoyed a very special recipe which is inspired by a Goan pork dish called Pork Solantulem.

How to craft the perfect salad

Salad making is an art form in itself. Today, let’s dive into how to craft the perfect salad ~at least my version of the perfect salad.

How to cook for a crowd on a tiny budget

With the lockdown easing learn how to cook for a crowd on a tiny budget without compromising on the taste and quality of food. Go ahead and start planning now! The time to party is nearly approaching.


Need a reassuring healthy drink during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here is one to keep all those flu like symptoms away, a mildly spiced golden milk.

Goan Brinjal (Eggplant/Aubergine) Pickle

This quarantine time is perfect to get yourself to do some pickling so definitely try out this easy aubergine pickle recipe.

Desi Rajma Chawal

This desi Rajma Chawal is quick and easy to make yet gloriously delicious. It is one of those wholesome recipes which are eaten together and is a match made in heaven.

Carrot and Walnut Traybake

Do you fancy a nice carrot and walnut traybake? Then, you must definitely try this super moist tray-bake which is well-spiced and perfect for this spring season.

Plan an Easter meal while self-isolating

This year Easter is going to be special for all of us in a very unique way. So get cooking with these various meal ideas.Get in the quarantine cooking vibe!


There are numerous supplements available in the market to boost your immune system. However, it is vital to eat natural foods and exercise to build a strong immunity.


This easy to make 5 ingredient simple bread pudding is super indulgent and will definitely keep you wanting for more…


It is a known fact that food is inevitable for all beings. Whether you cook, bake or just order a takeout regularly every person comes in contact with food on a day to day basis. So, why not turn this necessity into a passion.


Shakshouka is an egg dish which is made by poaching eggs in a tomato and onion mixture. This dish is originally Mediterranean and has existed for centuries.

Vegan Banana Bread Cookies

Enjoy #Veganuary with this easy one-bowl recipe for soft, chewy, oil-free vegan banana bread cookies. These are sure to leave your tastebuds tingling and your heart happy.

Diwali Special- Zucchini Poha

Eat clean and healthy this Diwali~ this delicious zucchini poha filled with goodness is all you need to light up your Diwali.


Comforting soups are perfect for this weather or even the coming winter season. This potato leek soup is a pureed soup which is enriched with milk.

Rustic Apple Pie

A nice rustic apple pie during this fall season perfectly describes everything about being at home in your PJs, the warmth of the scrumptiousness that oozes out of the apple filling and the crisp weather outside your window. This rustic apple pie in particular is perfect for fall or Thanksgiving. It is just so comforting…

Welcome to the Fall season!

It’s the amazing season for cosy lattes, delicious pies, warm baked goods, pumpkin 🎃 spice and everything nice- Hot soups and comforting broths included…

Homemade Grape Wine

Accompanying normal day-to-day meals with a glass of fine wine can give you an amazing gourmet experience every single time.

Raw Mango Chutney

This raw mango chutney has the perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy to it. It can be eaten as a relish. It is the perfect accompaniment to your rice meals. Other options with which you can enjoy this chutney is uttapam, inside a vada pav, inside wraps, etc. You can also enjoy it with hot chapatis or pita bread.

Homemade Goan Toddy Vinegar

A very strong sour vinegar made by fermenting toddy and is commonly known as the Goan Toddy Vinegar.

Goan Coconut Chicken Curry

The Brits first came up with the idea of making curries using curry powder. A typical contemporary curry powder may include turmeric, coriander, cumin, pepper, cloves, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, tamarind and chilli powder. Sometimes, it also includes other spices like: fennel, caraway, carrom seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, etc.

Sticky Lime Pickle

This sticky lime pickle is another one of my mum-in-laws signature pickle recipes. She calls it lime pickle however I had to name it the sticky lime pickle as it caramelises and becomes very sticky in consistency and texture as it matures over months.


Tendli pickle is a flavour-packed, pungent yet tangy-with a hint of sweetness- vegetable pickle made of the ivy gourd. What is an ivy gourd? Tendli as it is commonly known in Goa is also called Tindora or Ivy Gourd or scarlet gourd or the kowai fruit. For those who do not mind a little science,…

Prawn Balchão

Prawn Balchão is a spicy shrimp based masala pickle and a favourite in most of the seafood-loving Goan houses. It can be made with Tiger Prawns too. It is a spicy-tangy, sweet type of pickle and can be made in advance without reheating it and eaten for months, if stored properly.

The Homemade Pickle Series

Some veggies or meats, and seafood too, along with some whole spices and vinegar is all you need to make an amazingly fresh and deliciously mouth craving pickle. And, I doubt you’ll find anything better than a nice homemade pickle.

Homemade Chicken Biryani with Cucumber & Green onion raita

A flavour-packed wholesome comforting meal, this Homemade Chicken Biryani is served with some freshly-made spiced cold cucumber and green onion raita.

The Chino-Italian wedding Pasta

The perfect marriage between the Italian fusilli pasta and the Chinese stir fry method of cooking it in a wok.

Moist Chocolate & Banana Cake

I believe this cake is just perfect for your chocolate cake indulgence, especially if you’re craving for one right now… Why oranges with it? That’s because I had a super moist piece of this cake with some easy-peel orange carpels as part of my evening snack… and I LOVED IT!!! 🤩 I think I should…


A definite comfort food in my family for generations.

The perfect morning breakfast…

Omelettes have always been from time immemorial and will always continue to be, the most wanted and most needed breakfast of all time around the world…


Feast your eyes. And your mouth. Celebrating Fat Tuesday #ShroveTuesday with these soft, light and airy savoury pancakes is definitely a treat before the Lent season begins. These are so fluffy and flavourful they’ll make your heart happy. I think these pancakes are perfect for brunch but will work well as ‘breakfast for dinner’… Each…

Our ‘Lazy Weekend’ cravings…

Food is one of the most creative things we all for example besides our day to day chores we always think about what we should eat or if we are cooking our meals ourselves then we always think about what processes to use, which ingredients to work with, etc… it’s like an ongoing creative…


Escape into a seafood paradise and turn your heads to learn this quick and hassle-free stir-fry recipe


I know that I have delayed this post for a very long time, but Mackerels stuffed with red masala is my all time favourite of Goan flavours mixed into one dish. And, I am so sure that it is one of the favourites of all you Goan folks wherever you may be. Those not from…

An “Arroz de Chouriço” meal

I grew up hearing the Konkani phrase Agxikar Chouriçokar which also means a person from Agassaim is a sausage seller (lover). Once upon a time, people from far and near used to come to Agassaim specially to buy these delicious and flavourful sausages which would be sold from some households in Agassaim and which looked like a long rosary in appearance.