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…

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…

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…

Charred Dry Chicken Bhuna With Naga

A Bengali dry bhuna. Often a way to revamp leftover chicken curry… This is an old family recipe, tweaked by everyone to suit individual palates!The key to this dish is to let the curry catch a little on the pan. This dries out the old sauce and makes it more intense and deep.The slight char…

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…

Jhal Bhaja Chicken    Spicy Dry Fry Chicken

Jhal bhaja chicken is as the name infers!A hot, spicy dry fried chicken. I love using coarse chopped chicken from my Asian butchers although I used to do it by hand with a cleaver before it became readily available. I love the chicken like this as it cooks so quick! It’s a great way to…

Scrambled Egg Curry

I make no excuses for some of the curries I cook.The ever exploring and inquisitive mind of mine always seeks different methods in cooking. How to make the mundane standout, tweaking recipes, adapting curries, always seeking something different, something new. There’s nothing much new about this one, just a combination of 2 favorites.1st the Indian…

Caravan Chicken

Caravan chicken, a chicken curry using my simple spice kit I take with me everywhere and the usual produce available to everybody in our local supermarkets. Hubby and I spent a week recently off grid in a caravan nestled in the Welsh hills. It’s a beautiful hideaway, far from chaos, Covid and every day mayhem.It’s…