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Rum Babas
um-baba-recipe-1375132 Babas au rhum are lovely yeast-risen cakes studded with dried fruit and soaked in hot rum syrup. Once the darling of French cuisine, they fell out of favor but it is so good to see them back and as popular as ever. This recipe features the delicate flavor of citrus, with just a hint of orange and lemon zest. Likewise, a small amount of warm vanilla has been added to the soaking syrup to cut down on the rum’s boldness. The result is a baba rum full of complex layers of flavor, while still holding to the traditional French recipe. Rum Baba are also known as Baba aux Rhum.

Bananas Foster or Flamby by Pioneer Woman

Rice Noodles with Prawns

Dabba Gosht

A delicious delicacy made with boneless mutton pieces.

Surnoli Goan Pan Cakes


Surnoli is a Kokani dish from Goa eaten for breakfast or as a tiffin or even for dinner. Yellow in colour, they have a puffy texture with holes due to fermentation, and are eaten with home made butter. They can be sweet (as here) or made without jaggery for a savoury pikelet. When sweet, surnoli have a porous and soft texture due to the jaggery, and they taste very good.

This dish uses poha, an Indian rolled rice. It is easily obtainable from your Indian shop. There are several different thicknesses of poha – Nylon (very thin and crisp), Paper, Thin, Medium, Thick and Dagdi (thick and chewy). There are also poha types made from red rice and brown rice. For this dish, use a white, medium or thick poha for better results.

Bircher Muesli
When I first encountered bircher muesli on the bountiful breakfast table at Ireland’s Ballymaloe House I assumed they’d invented it, so perfect was the combination of Irish oatmeal, homegrown apples and thick yellow cream. In fact, as I quickly discovered when I tried to recreate this mushy beige manna at home, bircher muesli’s origins lie a long way from the green fields of County Cork.
It is the creation of Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a Swiss doctor and nutritionist, who developed it for patients at his Zurich sanatorium at the turn of the last century as a way of shoehorning yet more raw fruit into their diets. His charges started every single meal with a bowl of his “little mush” – which may, I concede, have been rather too much of a good thing.
Bircher-Benner believed apples had cured him of jaundice as a young man, leaving him unfashionably evangelical, for his time, on the powers of fruit and vegetables. I can see his creation would be excellent fuel for a day yomping in the Swiss countryside (or indeed soaking up the sun in one’s underwear, as seems to have been popular in such establishments). It is also a sound choice for anyone, yomper or not, hoping to see off the mid-morning munchies. Fresher and fruitier than the more familiar dry variety, bircher muesli is the perfect way to start the day, especially now, at the height of the apple season.

Seradura Portuguse Pudding

Extremely yummy easy to make pudding from Goa

Kalvan for fish or prawns

Very traditional fish curry from the coastal areas of Maharashtra India


An absolute favourite during Diwali Festival in our homes

Saboodana Khichadi (Sego Khichadi)

A very delicate, soft textured dish made as a fasting food. As children we never fasted but if mum said, I 've made khichadi... we all happily fasted that day to eat it this for breakfast and lunch.


A yummy Bengally sweet made with cottage cheese balls deeped in sugary syrup

Cous Cous With Roasted Pine Nuts

This is a recipe I ve seen on the TV by Ina Garten and has become an absolute favourite at home now

Bread Custard Pudding

yummm yumm yumm absolutely a kids favourite

Egyptian Rice with Chick Peas and Prawns

Just got this from friends and was so easy to make and tasty to dig into and hog. Healthy too.

Mexican Chicken Soup Barefoot contessa

This recipe os a slight mofdification over Barefoot contessas recipe. It is yumm with the corn bread

Ackee and Salt Fish

I am using tuna here. But having a salted cod is the best option

Pineapple Pacchadi

A traditional Kerala Dish. A combination of sweetness, sourness and Spicy. Easy to go with any vegetarian meal. Ideal with Chapati or rice or on its own

Chooda Matar (Banarasi Poha) w/o milk

I have already submitted a recipe with milk & Cream. For the diet conscious people.. try this one out, have taken it from my friend, who is a great cook

Chooda Matar (Banarasi Poha)

Come winter, you start getting petit peas and this is when the street shops in Benaras start selling this traditional yummy dish. Its perfect hole some breakfast for a cold winter morning and goes well thereafter with a cup of hot tea/ coffee. The flavours of garam masala and coriander are well infused in this recipe. Make this and gorge into it :)

Indian Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is probably one of the most famous dish of India preceeded only by the Tikka. Travelling most parts in India, I would say this is the best chicken dish. The finest one was the one I

had in one of the Punjabi Dhaba in Northern India (dhaba is a road side restaurant which serves fresh hot - home made food) If you are visiting an Indian restaurant for the first time and are new to

Indian food, you may order Butter Chicken with a fair amount of confidence and be assured that your introduction to Indian food won't be a disaster. The flavours are easy on the palette, the colour

and texture silky, and the meat itself satisfying. Especialy, if eaten with Naan bread. The reason for this being the use of dried Fenugreek leaves and fennel seeds - the ingredient one cannot/must

not omit. Also choose the chicken with bones. Preferably an organic chicken. This is because the bones give out juices that further flavour the sauce. The concept lays in preparing the tandoori

chicken first and then shredding the pieces and adding to the sauce. With that in mind, the rest is easy.

Dark Chocolate Walnut Tart

Yummy Scrummy Chocolaty gooeeyy Nutty fruity Tart ;)

Chicken Korma easy recipe

This is a healthy, tasty and yummy chicken korma recipe made the traditional way

Chicken Korma easy recipe

This is a healthy, tasty and yummy chicken korma recipe made the traditional way

Aaloo Paratha

Traditional and easy Indian recipe for breakfast/ lunch or Dinner

Incredible! (1 rating)
Adai Dosa

Mixed Lentil Dosa


Low calorie Chapati (Phulka) - Indian Bread. It is usually called a phulka, as there is no oil applied during baking.

Wafers Par Ida (Egg on Wafers/ Chips)

A favourite and easy Parsi dish

Swiss Roll

Rolled cake with jam filling dusted with icing sugar

Apple Kheer

Indian Apple Pudding

Apple Kheer

Indian Apple Pudding

Apple Kheer

Indian Apple Pudding

Peppered Potatoes

Spicy healthy potatoes

Almond Cool Badam Thandai 1 cup

Cool Nut drink, refreshing and packed with proteins for summer