Pinhead or steel cut oats for Brekkers

Steel cut oats. The Sangeeta version.   A bowl of slow cooked pinhead oats, lavished with thick coconut milk, bananas, pomegranate and some macadamia nuts ! Delicious !! My mantra is soak everything for at least 7 hours ! Pix off the net, with thanks …

Mona’s Fish Curry with Raw Mango

My sister in law is visiting, she is one of those gifted people, intuitive and instinctive around food (like Syl, Jen and Kalpana) and everything she makes is simple and superlative. This is her South Indian fish curry, whipped up in no time. 1 kg mackerel   (aka tenggiri, batang … ), cleaned, sliced and…

A Celebratory Lunch with Friends & Family

They say a happy cook is the secret to a great meal … And what came out of that kitchen ? Starting with champagne and not necessarily in this order … Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup A chili relish to spice it up Indonesian Balado Indonesian fried chicken, tempe and tahu Lots and lots of basil…

Elizabeth’s & David’s Biryani in a Rice Cooker

Elizabeth kindly shared her biryani recipe – most interesting as the rice was cooked in coconut milk instead of water. It was utterly delish and needed no accompaniment other than a raita … perhaps not even that !   2 cups basmati rice, cleaned 2 ½ cups coconut milk ( use the ‘first’ milk and…