Indian Inspiration

Most of my previous blog posts on Indian cuisine, well more like all of them, centered around cottage cheese or paneer. I recently came across this new food blog through Jamie Oliver, and it was by this Indian chef and food writer, Maunika Gowardhan. Her site was full of delicious and novel recipes from across India;…

Chicken Karahi

This is probably one of my favourites, if not, the most favourite chicken dish in my life. I was introduced to the dish, by a very close friend of mine from university, who mentioned that it was one of his favourite dishes to eat and I was intrigued. I googled a recipe, hoping it was as…

Paneer, paneer and more paneer…

There’s nothing I love more than some yummy paneer (or cottage cheese). It’s so versatile you could eat it with anything: naan, paratha, rice, biryani and there are so many ways you could prepare it. In one of my previous posts I shared a recipe for paneer with mushrooms and peas, which is a less…

Vegetable Biryani

Like all Sri Lankans, I do love a good biryani, but invariably, biryani contains meat: beef, chicken, lamb, mutton. Here, in Sri Lanka, chicken and mutton biryani is the most popular, and my vegetarian friends invariably make do with eating the rice and the usual accompaniments such as raita and mint/ coriander chutney. There are…

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) with Button Mushrooms and Peas

I’ve been told by an Indian friend that paneer (cottage cheese) with peas is a good combination, but the addition of the button mushrooms makes it a weird one. Maybe to some, the combination might not feel right, but trust me. It does. And it’s absolutely delicious! Typically, paneer with peas is called “Muttar Paneer”,…