Olive Oil Ice Cream

(6 servings)
Prep time: 12 hours (includes freezing time)
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 12 hours
When I first heard of olive oil ice cream I wasn’t so sure. But my brother who lives in Portland swears by the Salt & Straw olive oil ice cream so I decided to try it out and be the judge myself. It’s summer anyway and I was itching to bust out my ice cream maker!
As soon as I tried it I was hooked! This ice cream is so rich and creamy and surprisingly the olive oil flavor goes really well with the cream. The edible gum is an optional ingredient but it adds additional smoothness to the ice cream. Hands down one of the best flavors I’ve had in a while.

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Classic Masala Dosa

(4 Servings)

Prep time: 14 hours (includes fermentation time)
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 15 hours

I have always been intimidated with making Indian crepes or Dosas because it needs planning and timing to get right. You need to plan ahead as the rice and lentils need to be soaked before grinding to a paste and then fermented, ideally overnight. The filling for the Dosa can be made in advance as needed and refrigerated. The same goes for the batter. So basically once these are ready and refrigerated you can whip up a Dosa fairly quickly whenever you want. Dosas can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snack time or dinner! Yup that’s right, basically it’s Dosa time anytime. I decided I had to try making these crispy crepes even if it meant failure but was pleasantly surprised with how relatively easy it was. With a little bit of planning ahead of time you can look like a total pro in front of family and friends!

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Raspberry Lemon Bars

(For 12 bars)

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time:  55 min
Total time: 5 hours

Spring is upon us and what better way to enjoy dessert after a lovely brunch than with these raspberry lemon bars! The recipe is so very easy. Total active time is only about an hour. The rest of the time is used to cool the bars and refrigerate. These bars can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week & frozen for up to 3 months. You will have your friends and relatives swooning over these and asking you to send them the recipe!

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Palak Paneer

(6 servings)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

I always go back to this dish when I think of home. Palak paneer – simply translated as spinach cottage cheese is the kind of dish you cant get enough of. Simple, delicious and homely, this recipe can be whipped up in 20 minutes! Yup it’s that easy. I have my own take on this dish where I also add green peas to the spinach before I purée. Gives a smoother, thicker consistency and obviously more the greens the healthier it is! You can pair it with rice, roti or naan bread.

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Lobster Tails in Coconut Turmeric Broth

(4 servings)

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 45 min
Lobster is one of those ingredients that can go south very quickly if not cooked perfectly. Over cooking even slightly can make the texture rubbery and dry. The key in this recipe is to cook the lobster tails to just about when they start curling and getting the pink color on the shell. Turn off the heat at exactly that moment and the heat from the curry will cook the tail a little more to the right amount! Curcumin which is a constituent of turmeric is known to have Medicinal values and has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India. The flavor profile goes really well with coconut and mustard, so I decided to make this light coconut milk broth with lobster!

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