Sweet Paul’s Famous Feta & Lemon Dip

Came across this first in his cookbook and then online – will be trying it out very soon. Looks and sounds terrific. This is the most blogged, tweeted, and pinned recipe I have ever created. It’s also one of the simplest recipes ever. Just a few ingredients, 2 minutes in the food processor, and voila,…

Jen’s Raw Papaya ‘Subzi’ with Mustard

don’t ask for proportions … the regular, like we do our indian sabjis, but it has to be mustard-y … so the ground mustard paste … be generous ! its quite delicious raw papaya, cut in thin, small slices urud dal (urud dal explained) hing (asephoetida) mustard seeds green chilis, slit (de-seeded if you want…

Nasi Tumpeng : A Birthday Celebration

A birthday and a surprise : Nasi Tumpeng. A birthday gift (and surprise from Veronica), a celebratory dinner. Nasi Tumpeng, the elaborate rice dish from Indonesia, painstakingly made with love. The rice – uduk rice tinged yellow with turmeric – is moulded by a cone-shaped woven bamboo container and occupies center stage on a tampah or…

The Dalia Dosa

Bursting with health ! Whole wheat, broken up, she said, do you get it in Singapore ? Hmm, I do get the ‘dalia‘ I replied and she said, perfect. Though dalia is normally eaten at night because it is ‘light’, I would prefer that you had it in the morning because I believe it is…

Indonesian ‘sambal’ grilled Fish

This has to be one of the easiest and most delish of fish dishes ! Marinate fish fillets with salt and a fair bit of coriander powder (I used mackarel). Pound garlic, green or red chilies and shallots into a coarse paste. Pan fry the fish in minimum oil, remove, add the ground mixture and…

Wild Olives

Wild olives, anybody ? One of the Gangof480 mailed this picture with the message : In my yard. Aren’t they pretty? I am going to have a crack at pickling them. Must be a recipe on google. How lucky is she to step into her yard to pick this bounty as and when ? Or…