The Tiffin Box

The Tiffin Box is a food, recipe and review website based in Edmonton, AB, Canada. I create original recipes, and recipes inspired by my family, and write about East Indian, British and Canadian food, with a strong focus on using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.

Eat Alberta 2014 - Come Cook, Play, Learn

Learn how to cook this delicious dal in a hands on session with me. If there was one event that really integrated me into the food community here in Edmonton, it was Eat Alberta (2011 and 2012) I first went in as a participant, then a volunteer, and this year I am proud to announce that I will be one of the presenters at this celebration of local food.Want to come and cook delicious food with me? And also learn about local food, attend food and wine tastings and meet lots of like minded people?You shouldn't miss Eat Alberta 2014 ....more

Indian Festival Specials - Thandai (Spiced Chilled Milk) for Holi

It's Holi. Holi-day. Yay! ...more

Indian Street Food (and Drinks) - Saffron, Cardamom and Rosewater Lassi

There are a few things I miss about India. Having been back for close to four weeks now, Adz and I are slowly adjusting back to normal life... well, if normal life means dealing with early morning school runs, -42 C, layers and layers of clothes and frozen nose hair (yes, really!) February and March aren't usually this bad in Edmonton, but this year seems unusually harsh ....more

(Warm or Chilled) Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I should have really titled this post 'Ottolenghi Battles the Blue Demons' :) It will become clear soon. If you've been hanging out with me in recent times, both online and offline, you'll know that I have been struggling a little bit. I realised a few things in the last week or so ....more

Masala Pepper Mutton Chops

If there is one thing any blogger dreads, it's those two words - writer's block. I don't know if its post-holiday blues, but I've struggled to even sit in front of the computer, let alone process any pictures, or read or write. Most of the time its easier to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed ....more

Turkey Kofte/ Kofta (Turkey Meatballs in a Spiced Tomato Cream Sauce)

If you've been following me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you'll already know that I have been loving my sojourn in India. When I first started out on my journey, I'll be honest, I had mixed feelings. Everyone seemed to be India-bashing, there were tons of really awful things happening in the country, and every second day there seemed to be another terrible story being reported in the media ....more

Indian Classics - (Mangalorean) Pork Indad

Pork Indad is one of those classic Indian dishes, that truly is a combination of communities that have made India the cultural melting pot that it is. Originally derived from the vindalho, pork indad is similar dish, but one that is made by the Mangalorean Catholic community. ...more

Easy Chicken Mughlai

India, a land of contrasts. Every time I think I have a handle on this extraordinary country, it throws me a curveball. From the first step off a long flight, the smell of wood smoke, chill and the hints of dust in the air.. ....more

Winter, India, Plane Trips and Survival

Skating at the Legislature Grounds...more

Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

You can only imagine that a tropical girl like me might find it hard to like winter. Well, for the majority of the time, I can just about handle it. I mean, we did make a choice to come to one of the colder places in Canada.. ....more