• Thai Green Papaya Salad made at home
    Dubai,  Recipes

    Thai Papaya Salad Recipe – Also reminiscing the Floating Market in Global Village

    This is our favourite Som Tam or the Thai Green Papaya Salad … it’s a very easy recipe to stir up. I tweaked the recipe a bit from a fridge magnet that I had collected on my Thailand trip. Every time we make it at home, the familiar sights and sounds from the trip comes alive. Travelling to places – far away or even as close as your neighbour’s house, seem to be a distant memory. So does tasting new cuisines at different restaurants or food events. Every day, I keep rearranging our collection of fridge magnets that hold so many beautiful memories of our travels – our family vacations…

  • Cumin Beetroot cold salad

    Cumin Beetroot Salad – A cool summer salad

    Beetroot and Cumin both have immense health properties. This salad when served cold is really refreshing and extremely cooling. Currently I have been preparing only those dishes which can combat the extreme heat of Dubai summer. Just the other day I cooked Mango Lentil Soup, a traditional Bengali Dal which I should probably refer to as the Bengali Summer Dal! Today’s dish is no exception. Serve this straight out of the fridge as a cold salad and simply devour to feel the automatic air-conditioning. We love beetroots, specially during the summers. Whether make a variety of dishes using beetroots like carpaccio (below), chops, soups and others. Try this salad –…