Candied Bacon, Apple & Peach Tart

Bacon is love. I can eat it all the time, for every meal and adding it in my tart recently was the best decision I have ever made.
The great balance of saltiness and sweetness from the candied bacon, apples and peaches along with the crunchiness of the walnuts make it such a fab dessert.
Do try out My Candied Bacon, Apple & Peach Tart and let me know how it goes 🙂

Hearty Beef Lasagne

There’s nothing more comforting than a plate of pasta sheets separated by layers of robust and creamy sauces, loaded with cheese.
Presenting my Hearty Beef Lasagne, that’s an absolute treat to your taste buds.
Do read all about it here…

My Goan Sausage story

I’ve spent all my childhood eating Goa sausages. Whether it was mum cooking it at home or looking for a small joint in the by lanes of Goa that served it. There’s just something about this meat dish that makes it so popular!
Reliving my childhood memories, I experimented with these deep red, flavoured sausage links and came about with two dishes.
Sharing the two recipes that are simple, quick and delicious indeed.
Read on!

St Patrick’s Day Special

It’s that time of the year when you’d see parades, dancing, good food and everything around you being green in Ireland. But what’s interesting to know is that it’s no more just a festival for the Irish as what used to be a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has now become an international festival that is celebrated all across the globe. St Patrick’s Day celebrated every year on the 17th of March is an official Christian feast day and hence even though it falls in Lent every year, this is one day all restrictions on eating…

Going The Greek Way: Mama’s Moussaka

Today is one of those days when I feel super proud of myself and all that I’ve accomplished. It’s definitely not been an easy ride but I managed to complete a year. A year filled with so much excitement, learning and meeting new people. Happy Birthday ‘Yummy Inside My Tummy’ !! I’ve had such a blast this last one year and I thank all my dear readers and followers for encouraging to keep me going. Here’s a recipe which my mum learnt when she was my age and taught it to me. I thought it was the perfect recipe to…

The Yum Tum Special Steaks With Herb-Crusted Potatoes And Dip

Mum was out of town last week and I got really fed up of eating out every day. It’s not that I hate it but it reaches a point when you can’ t take anymore of it and so this got me a good reason to get into the kitchen and start experimenting. I opened my fridge and used all the possible sauces I could find. That’s how I ended up with this cracked up meal of mine. I call it The Yum Tum Special Steaks With Herb-Crusted Potatoes And Dip It’s a simple, quick recipe that serves as a…

Chef Riya’s Twist of Taste

I am truly in love with Vikas Khanna. I just admire the way he cooks on national television. He is such a humble chef! They say the world is your oyster. Well I say, food is mine. There is so much one can do with it. And he has definitely helped me believe that! I remember very clearly. It was a Saturday night sometime last year and I was getting too bored. I felt like having pasta but not the boring, classic mac and cheese. (not that I hate it) When you are independent, your brain tends to be more…

The Yum Tum Spag Bol!

Nothing like a bowl of Spag Bol on a cold rainy night! Spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most lovable dishes across the world and is a wholesome meal too. Known in Italian as ragù alla Bolognese which is basically a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy… The sauce is the highlight of this dish! The earliest documented recipe of an Italian meat-based sauce known as ragù served with pasta comes from late 18th century Imola, near Bologna. In 1891, Pellegrino Artusi first published a recipe for a meat sauce characterized as being “bolognese”. While many traditional variations do exist,…

The Italia Indian!

Here is my journey on becoming the next Indian Pasta Lady. The Italians have always been close to my heart. Love the way they cook with so much of love. This is a baked pasta dish with all the possible veggies and beef mince! And some raw meat cutlets to go with it…