Ink on my Apron: Same (stew) but different
The older you get, the more you understand that perfection isn’t about having a sweeping repertoire of recipes but is, in fact, about mastering those three dishes that can be churned out day in and day out with a rock-solid dependability.
Ink on my Apron: Our daily brown curry
This curry embodies simplicity and seems to exist in pure defiance of the theory that all Indian cooking must be intense and elaborate.
Ink on my Apron: A nut in time
While I appreciate the fact that this current-day version of “Mughlai cuisine”, which is being served with great gusto around the world, has numerous crowd-pleasing virtues, I find myself wondering how far is too far when it comes to the commercialisation of flavours.
Ink on my Apron: Will follow for food
The privilege of being allowed into strangers’ worlds is the part of being a food blogger and columnist I love most.
Ink on my Apron: Seven Spice is all you need
Seven Spice is to Middle Eastern cuisine, what garam masala is to its heady Indian counterpart. A little sprinkle goes a long way and it calls for some dexterous handling. Go too heavy-handed and you risk an unpleasant degree of pungency but done right, it can be magic.
Ink on my Apron: Method to the Madness
“Do you always cook such elaborate meals?” is a question I am often asked by friends. The simple answer is yes, I’m an all-in or nothing sort of girl and the truth of the matter is I don’t consider my daily plates to be fancy.
Ink on my Apron: Raising the baking stakes
This cake delivers on numerous fronts and is likely to convert anyone if not for any reason other than it living up to its claim of being “healthy enough for breakfast”.
Ink on my Apron: Old cook, new tricks
This fulfilling bowl of broth is a one-pot meal with literally no work involved other than chopping and tossing together a handful of ingredients and allowing them to work their magic.
Ink on my Apron: Persistence and a prawn curry
This is the sort of food you want to dive into while also serving as a reminder that the things that once embarrassed you are the ones that make you truly you.