French Toast | Storybook Breakkie

My son wants, what he calls, storybook breakfasts. Food items in the shape of things like UFOs or emojis and while he eats it, I have to string them all together and tell him a story. Today I made him French Toast. The way my classmate used to get them in school, for lunch.

Kerala Kurma LD

When I say the gravy is the soul, this is what I mean. I feel as accomplished as a new tenor in an opera as I made this beautiful Kerala Lurma LD Style for the first time and what a maiden voyage it turned out to be!

Desi Goreng LD Version

A good Nasi Goreng is like a concert in my mouth. Soft and mellow, and then sharp and crunchy. Had copious mouthfuls of NG while in Malaysia. And in this recipe, I set out to make my version of NG and I call it Desi Goreng LD Version.

Thai LD Red Curry

With due apologies given to galangal, lemongrass, kafir lime, desiccated coconut and red chillies, here is what I did for the Thai Lock-Down Red Curry. Get your plates.

One Pot LD Spaghetti

An easy to make, super simple, one-pot-pasta that makes for a filling dinner. Wish I had some basil leaves. But with most ingredients in your larder / fridge, I am sure you will love this recipe.

Homemade Lock-Down Ramen

What do you do when you want to have ramen, when your kitchen is not fully stocked to make ramen? Well, you innovate on-the-go. This is my special Homemade Ramen Lock-Down recipe, guaranteed to make for a wholesome and super-filling meal for the entire family.

Veg Lock-Down Stew

This recipe has got to be my tribute to all things Malayali that I was in touch with in Dubai – friends, colleagues, restaurants, servers, shawarma makers – and the wonderful food I was exposed to. Presenting the Veg Lock Down Stew Mallu Style.

Grilled Chicken – the whole hog!

This is part of the Lock-Down Recipes – meals I made using whatever was there in the kitchen. This is grilled chicken with mushy peas and creamy mash.

Re-Opening Up

Do people still blog? Do people still consume blog posts? Is it considered archaic, if one blogs? Is blogging retro, already? Well, those nagging questions could have some semblance of modern-day truth, going by the social media consumption. People are eating easy-on-the-finger apps. And then there is the shift to everything visual, because visuals get…

The Jon Snow of Shawarmas

For 7 seasons, the bastard son of Ned Stark went about his business with everybody telling him, “You know nothing, Jon Snow”. Imagine not knowing any better. My food-loving pals across the globe will not know of this, but many moons back, when I started my radio career, we came across this joint in New…