Italian · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Baked, Pumpkin And Ricotta Stuffed Cannelloni


This baked, pumpkin and ricotta stuffed cannelloni dish is very subtle, mildly spiced but packed with flavour. The filling consists of yellow/orange pumpkin which provides the filling with a little sweet taste, 聽ricotta, walnuts (almonds can also be used insead) and rosemary. The cannelloni’s are stuffed with the filling and topped with a smooth聽and creamy b茅chamel sauce and more cheese. 聽It is baked till the pasta is cooked, the sauce is bubbling and the top has turned golden brown.

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Italian · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Spaghetti Al Limone Con Fungo (Spaghetti With Lemon And Mushroom)


Spaghetti al limone is a classic Italian pasta dish which consists of very basic ingredients like spaghetti, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon and parmesan cheese. It is extremely easy to make and very quick as well.

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Italian · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Baked Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Cannelloni


Ricotta and spinach are like best friends. They always gel well together and compliment each other in the best possible way! This pasta bake is perfect for any weekend dinner. Who doesn’t like a pasta bake? It’s easy to make and since it’s made in one big baking dish, it is a  family style dish. It’s rustic but at the same time very impressive. The cannelloni or tube pasta is filled with a ricotta, mozzarella and spinach filling that is lightly flavoured with nutmeg. It is then covered generously with a delicious, yet simple tomato basil sauce, topped with more mozzarella because why not? Finally it’s baked to a bubbling golden brown perfection.

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Indian · Mains · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Cauliflower, Peas And Coconut Curry


This cauliflower, peas and coconut curry is a hearty, wholesome stew which my brother Ajay makes. This is his recipe that I’m posting. It is warm, comforting and has a delicate, subtle flavour of the spices and coconut. The whole spice blend adds different layers of flavour while the green chillis and the ground spices gives it a slight edge! 馃檪
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Italian · Mains · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Pepperoncino


Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Pepperoncino simply means spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and dried red chilli flakes. This is my go-to, easiest pasta recipe! Perfect for making during unexpected visits from friends and relatives. It is undoubtedly easy and simple to make, even for a midnight snack. 馃槈
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Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Vegan Lesc贸 (Hungarian Stew)


Lesc贸 which is also spelled as lecho, letcho or letsho is often referred to as the “Hungarian Ratatouille”. It is basically stewed onions, tomato and peppers. It is a very hearty, rustic and peasant style dish. There are many variations of this dish. Traditionally it is cooked using bacon fat but I omitted it for a vegan version. Some variations include addition of sausage. This is a one pot stew which means minimum effort and maximum flavour. Mine isn’t traditional because I omitted the sausages and fat but it is a lovely take on it. I love the simplicity of this dish and it is very healthy as well. It is perfect for a rainy day! 馃檪

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French · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Ratatouille from the movie “Ratatouille”


I think most of us would have seen the movie Ratatouille! It became iconic for it’s tagline- “Anyone can cook”. Completely inspired by Remy the rat’s version of France’s famous dish, I came up with this. It is a celebration of seasonal, fresh vegetables and it really reflects in the taste. The flavours are simple, the technique is simple but the taste is sophisticated. I just love it when simple things give us so much pleasure! 馃檪
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Mexican · Pasta, Stews and Casseroles

Vegetarian/Vegan Soya Chilli


A chilli is a stew which usually made with ground meat and kidney beans in a spicy tomato based sauce. It is perfect for a cold winter evening when you are craving for something spicy and hot. Well, to be honest it is not easy to find a vegetarian/vegan version of this hearty-meaty stew. Soya not only being the closest substitute but also rich in protein provides the meal with all necessary nutrition. This vegan chilli Continue reading “Vegetarian/Vegan Soya Chilli”