LET’S TALK ABOUT VEG!

Talking about vegetables and going through the extensive list is like taking a never-ending walk in endless mine field. There are so many Bengali/Indian vegetables, it is unbelievable the range of dishes that is made across Asia and the subcontinent that share and enjoy the same vegetables.I found it interesting during my research to read…

Egg fried veg rice with melt in the mouth kebabs and spicy chilli wings

Rice:4 cups plain cooked riceGinger size of thumb minced4 cloves garlic minced2 cups frozen veg defrostedQuarter cup light soy sauce2 tsp chilli flakes1 tsp salt1 tsp pepper100g butter2 eggs beaten3 tbsp oil 2 spring onions sliced and 1 green chilli chopped for garnish.Heat the oil in deep pan or wok.Add the minced ginger/garlicAdd the chilli…

Parsnip Bhaja

Another simple and quick dish that goes well as a side to dal and any meal! Ingredients: It’s just parsnips, about 10 diced into small cubes.1 onion sliced.2 green chillies sliced.1 tsp turmeric.Salt and pinch of pepper and sugar.2 to 3 tbsp of Veg Oil. Heat your oil hot, add all the ingredients. Stir well…

Hoisin Chicken

I rustled this up one afternoon when I had some chicken thighs to use up.It was a throw it in cupboard store ingredients. Well it made my day when my foodie daughter Mica and hubby both commented how delicious it was! And it was! There was lovely juices in the tray which went beautifully with…

Kaffir, Lime and Green Chilli Chicken

Kaffir, lime and green chilli chicken.This is a sublime dish. Great in summer but I just fancied it.It’s about lime, kaffir lime. I have adapted the recipe using kaffir leaves and regular lemon as we can’t get the limes here for the zest. It tastes amazing, heady kaffir fragrance, tangy lemon and chilli hit.All three…

Methi Aloo

INGREDIENTS : potatoes cut into 63 green chillies sliced3 cups fresh fenugreek leaves chopped2 med red onions chopped fine. METHOD: Heat 2 tbsp ghee and 2tbsp oil in pan Add 1 tsp of whole cumin seeds and 2 bay leaves.Once it sizzles add the finely chopped red onions and salt. When the onions are softened…

Garlic, Lemon and Chilli Chicken Thighs

When you start with a recipe but over time it evolves so much you forget what the original dish was!It’s become a garlic lemon chicken that’s spicy and very flavoursome! I think it’s delicious, my daughter loves it and she says it tastes like a curry but she thinks it reminds her of many dishes…

Dahi murgi (yoghurt chicken)

I love this recipe. It’s quick and you don’t need to spend a lot of time at the stove!The first time I made this hubby and my then 2 young’uns loved it so much I made some again within days! It’s rich but in a light fresh way. The tomatoes and fresh chillies give you…

Brussels Sprouts niramish

When you have an abundance of sprouts post Xmas this goes down well…I make it as soon as they come into season just for a change. I love Brussels sprouts! This is lovely with dhal but I can find use for it in toasties or spring rolls!Try it, go on! Ingredients:2 tbsp Ghee2 tbsp oil2…

Garlic Carrots Bhaji

This wonderful side dish is a must for garlic lovers.It’s simple, quick and easy.8 ingredients and done! INGREDIENTS; 6 large carrots julienned or cut into matchsticks.4 big cloves garlic minced.3 tbsp oil1 tsp Salt1/2 tsp Sugar1 level tsp tumeric3 fresh green chillies slit.1 dried red chilli. Torn up. METHOD: Heat oil till hot.Add red dried…