Red Lentil Curry/Dal, South Indian Style

This is my absolute number one red lentil dal and I’m particularly proud to share my enthusiasm with you because it’s my own improvisation, based on typical ingredients of certain South Indian dishes I have recently learnt to cook (you’ll see big similarities with this Egg Curry). I have no idea if red lentil curry…Continue Reading “Red Lentil Curry/Dal, South Indian Style”

Polish Salt-Brined Cucumber Soup with Coconut Milk

As soon as I wrote the title of this post I realised that probably for the majority of my dear readers salt-brined cucumber sounds much more unusual than coconut milk, but I was so pleasantly surprised to see how such geographically distant products go well together, I decided to post this international version. Anyway, whether it’s coconut milk or the…Continue Reading “Polish Salt-Brined Cucumber Soup with Coconut Milk”

Kimchi Stew with Chicken, Poached Egg and Konnyaku Noodles

Just like every year when I go on my Japan holidays, I promised myself to keep on blogging from my hotel room and… once more somehow it didn’t work. I hope you will excuse me this long absence here and from my friends’ blogs. The trip was, as always, very enriching (especially since this time I made a short stop…Continue Reading “Kimchi Stew with Chicken, Poached Egg and Konnyaku Noodles”

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Galangal and Chicken Soup) with Oyster Mushrooms

Galangal, lemongrass, makrut lime leaves, coriander root, chilli, lime juice… In this famous soup Thai flagship ingredients’s flavours are perfectly recognisable, one by one, creating a recurrent mixture of sour, salty and hot flavours, embellished with a typical sharp aroma. This dish perfectly illustrates the elegance and sophistication of Thai cuisine one might not necessarily see throughout years of eating…Continue Reading “Tom Kha Gai (Thai Galangal and Chicken Soup) with Oyster Mushrooms”

Korean Kimchi Stew with Canned Tuna and Tofu

Not so long ago putting canned tuna into a soup would have never crossed my mind. Yet, together with “scary” tofu and matured, very sour kimchi, it creates one of the most delicious and quickest soups I know. No wonder I now make it sometimes twice a week! I first heard about this kimchi stew from my friend C…..Continue Reading “Korean Kimchi Stew with Canned Tuna and Tofu”

Korean Chicken and Gochujang Stew (Dak Dori Tang 닭도리탕)

After all the festive food and excellent wines I have been drinking during the holiday season I found it very difficult to choose what recipe should be the first one posted in 2015. The food I’ve been preparing is particularly simple since I’m busy at work and these short winter days make me all sleepy and lazy… Does…Continue Reading “Korean Chicken and Gochujang Stew (Dak Dori Tang 닭도리탕)”

Lentil and Feta Soup with Vinegar

It used to be one of my favourite soups for long years, then I stopped making it and completely forgot about its existence (I blame mainly my obsession with Asian cuisines…). Recently, browsing through Katerina’s Greek recipes (on Culinary Flavors) I saw a very appetising Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa) which suddenly reminded me of my beloved lentil…Continue Reading “Lentil and Feta Soup with Vinegar”