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Chettinad Chicken

India holds a place dear to my heart. I can’t claim blood ties or colonial affiliations, it’s simply a deep and inescapable affection that descended on me during my travels … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 19 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #3 – sweet and sour spiced tomatoes

I have a number of Indian Cookbooks on my shelves, all are well thumbed and splattered with spices. “Tasting India” by Christine Manfield is the latest addition. It’s a large … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 20 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #1 – corn in spiced coconut milk

India is one of my favourite travel destinations. The reasons why I love India would make a list as long as long as your arm, but the big picture is … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 22 Comments

Lamb Kofta in Cashew Curry Sauce

Our new Grandson has come into the world, stolen my heart and turned my life upside down. He’s the whole reason we shifted north. Sure I’m just an onlooker at … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 45 Comments

Karen Martini’s Syrian Chicken

I’ve been making this fabulous chicken dish created by Karen Martini since it was published in our daily newspaper’s Sunday magazine several years ago. Sweet and spicy, the chicken looks … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 24 Comments

Tandoori Chicken

It’s hard to beat the flavour of meat that has been grilled over hot coals, and balmy summer evenings in Melbourne means the barbeque is being put to good use. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

The Clean Out the Fridge Challenge

I loooove a challenge. The “Clean Out The Fridge Challenge” grew out of a comment by Seana at Tiny White Cottage on a fridge clean out recipe created by Dolly … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 14 Comments

Eggs in Tomato Curry Sauce

This dish makes a regular appearance on our weekly menu, accompanied by  Carrot and Cashew Nut Pilau,  simple steamed green vegetables and a dollop of thick natural yoghurt. The luscious … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 16 Comments


Baked pumpkin is my all time favourite vegetable. In Melbourne, the growers at the Farmers Markets currently have seasonal pumpkins and their close relation squash in a plethora of shapes, … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rogan Josh

We’ve all heard of Rogan Josh, many of us have eaten Rogan Josh, and some of you may have made it at home using a commercial curry paste, but this … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Tandoori Marinade

  One of the joys of eating in an Indian restaurant is the meat that is cooked in a tandoor, a traditional clay oven . The traditional bright red marinade … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pita Crisps

Stale flat bread is fairly unappetising, but it can be turned into a delicious crisp snack with a minimum of fuss. Cut pitas into wedges, separating pocket bread layers. Lay … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 7 Comments

Filo Triangles with Spiced Lamb

Greek style spinach triangles made with added feta and/or ricotta cheese were a popular finger food when I was cooking for functions in the 1990s, a tasty vegetarian menu option … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicken Curry with Tomatoes

            This is a simple mild curry even the kids will like. This gently aromatic, moist and tender chicken dish has a garlicky sweet tomato … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 1 Comment