Tandoori Masala

A fresh masala to give ultimate flavour by Namrata @ My Food Tapestry. Thank you for sharing! 🙂


I never thought I would make masalas at home someday. Never. It’s for mom’s, grandmom’s and MDH/Everest, not for me. Or so I thought. Until now. Until I started taking my food seriously, until I observed health scares, food adulteration and until I started blogging.

Blogging has opened such new avenues, roads and direction, that attempting something new or bizarre is on my TO-Do list most of the time. It’s wonderful. It’s wonderful that I at least ‘think’ of making bread at home(till a year back I would have said ‘are u mad?!’ )
And now, I want to make granola, pies, tart cases, breads, dried nuggets, masalas at home! Yay! 🙂

Moral: Never say ‘Never’.

The beauty of making things from scratch is that it is actually not that difficult as they seem to be. Especially these spice powders/masalas. With the right ingredients at hand, all you need is…

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Reasons For Life

Such a beautiful poem 🙂

Florence Czok

I don’t know how to say it, but somehow it seems to me,

that maybe we are stationed where God wants us to be;

that the little place I’m filling is the reason for my birth,

and just to do the work I do, He sent me down to earth.

If God had wanted otherwise,

I reckon He’d have made me just a little different,

of a worse or better grade;

and since God knows and understands all things of land and sea,

I fancy that He placed me here, just where He wanted me.

Sometimes I get to thinking, as my labours I review,

that I should like a higher place with greater things to do;

but I come to the conclusion, when the envying is stilled;

that the post to which God sent me is the post He wanted filled.

So I plod along and struggle in the…

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Samosa masala toasted sandwich


Bored of your usual sandwich fillings? If so, try this samosa masala sandwich. If you like samosas you will love this!

A healthy filling, apart from the cheese but you could leave that out! On toasty brown wholegrain bread which gives you your fibre intake. Ok! so I’m trying to be healthy in balancing out the naughty sweet recipes I post! Lol!

A quick recipe to satisfy your hunger pangs. If you fancy something sweet after, try my basil seed sweet faluda milkshake!


Have an awesome day…see you tomorrow x



2 large red potatoes chopped into small cubes
1 small onion finely chopped
1 cup frozen garden peas
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of asafoetida
2 tsp ground cumin & coriander powder
1/3 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp salt or to taste
A splash of tomato passata
Fresh coriander chopped

for the sandwich
Slices of brown wholegrain bread
Mozarella or cheddar grated


Heat the oil with the onion,cumin, mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once they start to sizzle add the potatoes and coat well in the oil

Throw in all the dry spices and seasoning with the onion and combine well


Pour in a little water to aid the potato cooking process

Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer on a low flame for 10 minutes
Stirring occasionally

Throw in the peas, mix and simmer for a further 5 minutes


Stir in a little tomato passata and cover again on a low heat for 5-10 minutes


Make sure the potatoes are soft and tender. Then garnish with coriander


To make the sandwich toast two slices of bread and melt a little grated mozzarella or mature cheddar on one toast and butter the other


Spread the potato pea filling on one of the toasts. Sandwich together and then slice in half.” Voila!” your samosa sandwich with cheese is good to go x