Life is to expect the unexpected 

This room needs renovation. But why? This 200 year old building is so pretty and picturesque. Stone walls with highly decorative lacy openings in Gothic window is magnificent. Light coming straight from the sun above and the hanging lamp is adding charm and character to this room.

Wish I could stay here little long, but it is getting dark and I don’t see anyone around. I should leave now. Wait.. where is the exit? There has to be a way out right? I am so stupid, of course there is. But where?

I want to scream, scream out loud. Loud enough to be heard by someone. But why these walls are so thick and why the window doesn’t open. Is there a way to break out? Why this lamp isn’t working. Lot of questions but no one to answer. I shall try once again. HELLO… HELLLOO…

It’s almost midnight, all I can hear is the wind blow. I could have reached home by now but I am here in middle of nowhere. There is nothing I can do right now, let me sleep instead.

This room needs renovation. But why? This 200 year old building is so pretty and picturesque… AND THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…


Soured Cream Cottage Cheese/Paneer

Low carb main course Indian dish suggested by a friend. Quick, easy and yummy.

The dish will serve 4.


  • Cottage Cheese (Paneer) – 200 gm
  • Sour Cream – 150 ml
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Green chillies
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Edible Oil
  • Onion
  • Coriander  leaves
  • Indian garam masala (optional)

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Refrigeration Time: 1 hour (optional – suggested for best results)

Cooking Time: 10-15 mins


Put Paneer cubes in a bowl, add salt, pepper, green chillies (finely cut) as per the taste, add 150 ml of sour cream, finely chopped 4-5 garlic cloves. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a pan, add oil (2-3) spoons, add chopped onions and fry them in a medium to high heat until it turns golden. Lower the heat to medium, add the mixture prepared above mix it well. Add milk for consistency of the gravy. Keep mixing once a while and allow it to cook for 10 mins. At the end, add pinch of garam masala believe me this is the secret to flavourful sour cream paneer but it is optional. Garnish with Coriander.

Serve Hot!


Serving sour cream paneer with veggies makes a whole meal.


–– Happy Eating!!

Additional Information:

For this dish, I have used Tesco products.

  • Tesco British Soured Cream 150 ml
  • Everest Paneer 226g

Life is nature’s blessing

While walking down the canal street lost in my own thought, I was struck by a river side beautifully stoned house, cosy and comfortable, surrounded by colourful wildflowers and a ray of light peeping through the clouds.
I cherished the sunshine so bright
and the sky so high!
I cherished the wind blowing softly
and the flower blooming slowly!
I cherished the chirping of birds
and before I could cherish the nature some more, a sudden horn from behind brought me back to my senses.

Chickpeas Cutlets & Ragda Patties

This is an easy to make low carb snacks, an alternative of Potato (alu) cutlets yet utterly delicious.

Ingredients for cutlets:

  • Boiled Chickpeas
  • Spices
  • Sauces of your choice
  • Olive oil
  • Coriander  leaves

Ingredients for Ragda Patties: 

  • Yogurt
  • Tamarind chutney/sauce
  • Green chutney/sauce (made of mint, coriander, chilly)
  • Onion

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


Out of say 1 cup of boiled chickpeas, keep one forth aside and grind rest of the boiled chickpeas to make coarse paste. Add some spices like salt, turmeric, red chilly powder or green chilly finely chopped, Indian chole masala (optional), chopped coriander, add 2 table spoon of oil and mix them well to make thick batter. Heat the pan and add 3-4 tablespoon of olive oil.
Once hot, take one large spoon of the batter, place it on the pan and press gently to form round shaped cutlets (see the pics for approx size). In a pan, based on its size we can make 4-5 cutlets in one go. Cover the pan with the lid and cook on each side until golden and crispy. If required, add 1-2 table spoon of oil while flipping the cutlet.

Either serve cutlets as is with sauces or make ragda patties.

For Ragda patties, in a bowl place 2-3 cutlets, add left over boiled chickpeas, to this add 2-3 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of tamarind chutney, 1 tablespoon of green chutney, sauces, sliced onions.

Serve hot!

–– Happy Eating!!



Life is to spread your wings 

Life is to spread your wings!

To know how far you can go!!

Location: River Aire, Leeds, UK

Grilled Salmon with Spinach


  • 2 Salmon Fillet
  • Olive Oil
  • Spinach 150 grams
  • Olives
  • Spices

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins


Marinate salmon fish with salt, chilly powder or pepper, garlic powder ginger powder and black pepper as per your taste. Add one table spoon of olive oil and mix fish well and keep it aside for 30 minutes. In a pan, add one spoon butter add washed spinach. Make sure to remove access water. Add salt and black pepper as per taste and toss for 2 minutes. Place it on a plate. In the same pan, now add olive oil, once it is warm add salmon and cook in medium heat for 15 mins keep rolling the fish once a while to make sure all sides of the fish is cooked properly. 

Place it on top of spinach and garnish with mayonnaise and sauces of your choice. If you like Olives, serve it with this delicious salmon fry. 

Serve hot!

–– Happy Eating!!

Couscous with prawns


  • Couscous
  • Asparagus
  • Prawns
  • Lemon
  • Spices for seasoning

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


In a pan, add edible oil, once it is warm add prawns along with the species like salt, black pepper and red chilly powder or paprika. Stir fry in medium to high flame.

In the meantime, in a container with half filled boiling water add pinch of salt and cook couscous for 5-10 mins. Drain water and keep it aside.

Cut asparagus in medium chunks. In a pan add one spoon olive oil. After a minutes time, add cut asparagus. Sprinkle little salt pepper and lemon juice and sorte in high flame. Once it is cooked add cooked couscous and half of the cooked prawns. Mix it well and cook for another 2-3 mins.

Serve hot!

– Happy Eating!!