Curried Quorn Mince And Fennel With Penne Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 300g quorn mince2 med onions finely chopped 1 tomato chopped6 cloves garlic minced1 small fennel bulb sliced then halved2 stock cubes1/2 tsp of salt (stock cubes have salt)1 tbsp chilli flakes4 tbsp oil1 tsp sugar400g carton of pasataWater 1/2 tsp of turmeric 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tbp of cumin1 tsp coriander powder 1…

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…

Ghost Mutton                  Bhut Mangsho

Bhut Mangsho or Ghost Mutton is as it says…ghostly hot! That comes from the addition of hot peppers but the amount is a personal preference. In the early years I mainly used Ghost peppers, Bhut Jolokia the previous title holder for hottest pepper!Bhut in Bengali is also the word for Ghost…Hence Ghost mutton. I just…

Mutton Keema With Chicken And Peas

So you know how you have to cater for different palates in your home, this recipe certainly caters for both the meat eater and those that favour chicken. This is my Mutton keema with chicken chunks and peas. I love mutton for its mature flavour and taste. I’m not keen on lamb…so for me this…

Dolma-desi Curried Mince And Rice Vine Rolls

Dolma desi- curried mince and rice rolls wrapped in vine leaves in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Dolma-desi my twist on the classic Dolmades incorporating Indian spices and flavouring! This is a labour intensive recipe and does require a little time and prep however it can also be made easier by prepping things in stages….

Mutton Back Chops With Scotch Bonnets And Baby Potatoes

We love meat but chops aren’t my go to! I think its more a man thing! If I have to then back chops it is! Mutton with scotch bonnets are amazing! The fruity heat makes me smile with pleasure and pain! A few go in and usually fresh off my plants! This recipe had 3…

Chilli Quorn Carne

You can’t beat a big pot of simmering chilli con carne. This dish was a saving grace for my then young family because all the kids were very very fond of it! In later years we used quorn mince which catered for all our preferences.To this day quorn is still preferred by all of us…

Chicken Tikka

We all have our personal recipes that have been handed down or used for years that are very dear and personal to us as family recipes.Sometimes it’s hard to part with a recipe that is quite unique but at the same time the results produced is so great you want to share it with others…

Black Stoneflower Mutton Handi, Dagar Phool Diye Mangsho

Pather ke phool, Dagar phool, Kalpasi, the many names for a very unusual and unique spice! The very first time I encountered this intriguing ingredient is when I was 18yrs old! I used to work at an Indian Restaurant in late 80’s at weekends as a barmaid, dressed in a saree, I welcomed diners, took…