Chicken And Mushrooms In A Hole

Savoury chicken and mushrooms in a hole. Yes a variation of the Toad in the hole, only I’ve used ready cooked chicken peices and some aromatics. I know the pictures aren’t that great…they were taken soon after my shoulder op and I struggled with pics! It does actually taste delicious and there is little effort…

Pan Pies

You know when rolling out dough is a chore?You will love these Pan Pies! I’m recovering from major shoulder surgery so this one’s just perfect way of making these yummy snacks. I haven’t made authentic samosas in a long time, decades. I find it grueling and cumbersome. Instead I make Pies and pastries using leftover…

Prawn Linguine With An Avocado Pesto

A light, creamy flavoursome quick dish that is comforting and certainly a summer time must! I had some ripe avocados after having some guacamole and needed to use some up… This was a quick option, needing very little cooking. It’s done in the time your pasta cooks! I use 1 avocado for each person with…

Egg Korma

Egg Korma with cashews, creamed coconut and cream. A really delicious dish that egg lovers will really enjoy! I always think of eggs as a quick fix curry alternative and that is the case when I have to make a vegetarian alternative that is rich and indulgent. This egg Korma is just that! It always…

Crispy Spicy Battered Roast Turkey Strips

It’s that time of the year! Leftover roast Turkey. That’s never a problem in our household. It’s made into a curry, used in biryani and always hot battered strips or pakoras! The battered turkey is quick, less labour intensive like pakoras and great to go with drinks! INGREDIENTS: Oil for shallow frying2 cups self raising…

Paneer With Red Pepper And Spinach

Sometimes you want a simple recipe, flavoursome and something that is easy eating with ready made paratha, roti or naan.That’s what we wanted…as I couldn’t be bothered with making rice!Went down a treat! INGREDIENTS: 300g PaneerQuarter cup oil                                                5 garlic cloves sliced1 tsp cumin powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp curry powder1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric…

Lets Talk About The Essential Basic Curry Starter Spices.

For every beginner its a minefield trying to decide what spices to start with. What you should buy? what are the main essential spices? I recently did a quick essential pack for a friend. I knew that with the selected spices any basic curry could be cooked. And it was most gratifying seeing them start…

Aamer Dal – Bengali Raw Green Mango Dal with Radhuni Panch Puran

A favourite in our home! This dal is made using the authentic traditional panch puran using Radhuni seeds in the panch puran mix instead of mustard which is a latter day substitute for the hard to source Radhuni seeds. There is more about this traditional mix at Lets Talk About Panch PuranWild Celery seeds here…