Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy

  Every roast out there goes really well with gravy – roast beef, roast chicken, even Veggie Roasts. You can easily just buy a packet of Bisto and have instantly yummy gravy, of course, but nothing beats making your own sauce. You can control the amount of salt added, and if you are vegetarian, you…

Melitzanosalata (Aubergine Salad)

Growing up, I have always known the aubergine as ‘brinjal’ or eggplant. Officially it is known as a fruit (like the tomato) but I always think of it as a vegetable because I associate it with savoury food – curries and cooked in spicy sambal. The first time I had aubergine salad in this form…

Flour Tortilla

Unable to find tortillas to go with my Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry Roast, I decided to attempt to make my own. I remember having these beautiful freshly made tortillas over at Jennifer’s place in Paiania once, and I thought, lets attempt this! And wow I know it’s a bit time-consuming than popping over to…

Pomegranate and Cucumber Mint Raita

I love tzatziki. It’s very easy to make, and it tastes yummy! But there are times you don’t want to have garlic breath but also have the same kick of flavours in your dip. This is based on Nigella Lawson’s refreshing raita, using Greek Yogurt and pomegranate. I use the traditional tzatziki crunchy refreshing vegetable…

Tzatziki (Cucumber and Yogurt Dip)

Tzatziki is the first Greek ‘dish’ I have every attempted in my life. I was in university, and a friend (Elena) and her boyfriend was keen on introducing me to this wonderful yogurt dip that goes well with grilled meat and everything else in between. It was quite different – they grated the cucumber to…

Mango & Coriander Spicy Kerabu Salad

This refreshing salad is based on the Thai Som Tum Mamuang (Thai Green Mango Salad) and the very much-loved Kerabu Mangga recipe that Makmah makes. I love mangoes, but the quality of mangoes I can find here in Greece at times disappoint me. They ripen into hard, sour fruits and I find that they are perfect…

Sambal Tumis (Sauteed Sambal)

Here is a recipe that is a basic building block to many Malaysian dishes – the sambal tumis. It literally means Sauteed Sambal, sambal being a chilli paste/sauce and you can find the basic sambal paste recipe here. For sambal tumis though, I add a bit of garlic and shallots (or red onions) in the…

Potato Salad

This particular recipe of potato salad is one of my favourites. Its originally from my mother-in-law, and I’ve tweaked it by adding less mayonnaise (and a different one at that!) and less lemon juice. Its light with texture – its crunchy yet soft at the same time, and the onions add a sweetness to the…