Appetizers

Appetizers, Vegan

Onion Fritters (Pakoras)

This was my lunch today. Victoria Day long weekend celebrations went late into the night with charcoal grilled spicy chicken tikkas, mushroom zucchini skewers, juicy beef kababs and some heady Sherry my friend brought from Dubai. After about 9 hours of sleep I woke up wanting to eat something not […]

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Hummus Rainbow

Need I say anything about this one? This vibrant platter radiates fun and liveliness. Just imagine the fun colors it will bring to your game night or a get-together party! Bye-bye boring beige and hello purple, yellow, red and green! 2018 is predicted to be a colorful year in terms […]

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Yellow Split Pea and Kale Fritters (Paruppu Vada)

This post brings you another favourite South Indian tea-time snack after my Navy Bean and Salmon Fish Cakes or Cutlets and…perhaps the end to your harrowing ordeal of having to feed a kale-hater some healthy and not-just-bunny-food kale. Paruppu Vadas, ‘Paruppu’ meaning Lentils and ‘Vada’ meaning Fritters, are a tea stall staple in Kerala […]

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Navy Bean and Tuna Fish Cakes

These fish cakes are an adaptation of my mother’s recipe for Kerala Fish Cutlets. This version is a working woman’s recipe that can be prepared much faster and still tastes amazing. Traditionally, they are made with potatoes instead of beans and a lot more spices than the ones my recipe […]

Appetizers

Tofu and Chicken Fritters

A Balinese inspired recipe. These little fritters are packed with flavour from wonderful Asian spices and roots. And, for all those people who are ready to walk away from seeing the word ‘Tofu’, “Wait!” I have seen tofu-haters devouring every last crumb of these fritters with my own eyes. Also, […]