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Sago pearl kheer with cardamom

  Those tiny little spheres of iridescent beauty that glisten and speak of the mystery of the ocean, the romance of true love, flattering a girls ears with perfection. My Nani took much pleasure in collecting pretty things in her youth, but in her graceful years I saw her delicate ears mostly adorned with these… 

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Guest post by Ceri Jones – Courgette Sweet Aaloo

I love the take of this healthy, quick and inventive recipe by my friend Ceri, who is a natural chef in London – her recipes can be found on her blog Natural Kitchen Adventures which focuses on whole foods, paleo and gluten-free recipes, since 2011. Ceri Jones made her passion for wholesome food her living by… 

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Photos by Alice Griffiths

Pakistani Dawwat Feast feature for Good Things magazine, UK

        I was commissioned to contribute to Good Things magazine, UK – a feature with recipes and write about the celebration of Pakistani Dawwat – Autumn issue 2014 Tweet

Photo by Joanna Yee

Infusing memory with spice, surf and seafood – article for Fish On Friday

My article for Fish on Friday – October 2014   CHEFS & COOKS “A sea breeze enveloped by the aromas of barbecued fish tikkas permeated the heavy air of the hot day, the still evening suddenly coming alive with a welcoming scent of smoke and spice…” This is one of my childhood memories from my home… 

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“Summers under the Tamarind Tree” … the story begins; about my cookbook

Growing up, I was silently aware of my passion for flavour, it was an untapped love for creating from what nature blesses us with, creating food that spoke to the heart and not just to the palate alone. Food was an expression of togetherness and love in my home, no mater where the table was… 

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Photo by Joanna Yee

5 ways with Star Anise, my favourite spice

That haunting exotic aroma, it’s perfection in shape and form, begs to be savoured. Many are fraught with dispair due its strong essence and afraid to use it, here are some simple ways to incorporate this stunning spice in every day cooking…To me the heady welcome scent of autumn! Star anise is also known as… 

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