The Classic Butter Cake

Butter Cakes are the simplest of cakes to make. They take about 15 minutes to prepare and around 35 minutes to bake, and make for a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, or something simple and unpretentious for dessert. They form the basis for more elaborate cakes.


Guacamole is one of the easiest things in the world to make. In reality, it’s just smashed avocados, blended with coriander, some lime juice and salt. It makes for a versatile side or condiment, and can be served as a dip, or spread over breads. This is a go-to recipe that I have up my...

Urad Dal Hummus

This is a two and a half minute guide to making Urad Dal Hummus. This is not hummus in the true sense, but a bit of creative liberty that I took with some Urad Dal (split with no skins), some garlic, olive oil, salt, cumin powder, black pepper and lemon juice. The whole item takes...

Tandoori Chicken

This is perhaps the most well known Indian dish that there is. It is a staple at every Indian restaurant, and is very popular in Punjab and the rest of North India. It is surprisingly simple to make, especially if you have grill.

Chicken Soup

This is a standard staple that is designed to take on the common cold. Lots of people make it in a variety of different ways. This is my way of making the most of a traditional recipe. This regularly features on my lunch menu. Whether you’re single or have a large family, you can make a large...

Koni Dom (Traditional Assamese Egg Curry)

This is poor man’s fare in India, but is comfort food. It is one of the easiest things to put together,  and while it does take a little time to cook, is well worth the wait. Egg Curry (or “Koni Dom” as it is known in Assam) is best served piping hot on a wet...

Murghi Jhol (Traditional Indian Chicken Curry)

This is comfort food for anyone having trouble keeping warm on a cold day, or trying to fight off a cold that just won’t go away. Murghi Jhol (or traditional Indian chicken curry) is best served with steamed rice on a cold day, and will help pick anyone who is having a rough day up.