Easy banana bread

I have a confession. I’m a dessert addict. Which means I’m always on the prowl for healthy(ish) sweets that I can devour without guilt. And if they’re easy to make, it’s a big bonus. This banana bread recipe is made with coconut oil instead of butter. It’s also a one bowl recipe. So, win-win? Ripe bananas, a smattering of salt, a…




Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding has many origins. Most consider it an old-school British dessert, invented in the 1970s by Francis Coulson of Lake District. Although, rumour has it that it was passed on to Coulson by Patricia Martin from Lancashire. Now, her son claims she squirrelled the recipe from two Canadian Air Force officers who were lodging at her hotel during…




Frozen banana ice cream

I was never a cool kid. While the popular kids went outside to play, I used to stay in, glued to my computer screen, playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego or inventing my own colour palette in MS Paint. Yes, I was that kid. During sleepovers, my sister, cousin (not cool either, by association)…




Vattiliappam / Watalappam – Sri Lankan Coconut custard

Vattiliappam, also popularly known as Watalappam, is a coconut custard pudding that is made with equal portions of organic eggs, sugar and fresh coconut milk. Eid at my mother’s place would never be the same without a big slice of Vattiliappam after brunch. For a long time, I was convinced that Vattiliappam was native to…




Nani’s mango milk

Mangoes were the only reason I used to look forward to summers in India. In Madras, where the temperature is stubbornly upwards of 30C all year around, it’s hard to miss the sun. Although now in London, it’s a completely different story. My husband’s grandmom (Nani) would stash baskets full of fragrant mangoes under the bed…