Crispy Battered Karela Salad

Here’s my twist on on a South Indian karela salad! Instead of the simply fried karela this one has a light spicy tempura style batter with, slivers of red onion, a scatter of freshly chopped green chillies, sprinkle of fresh coriander, a dusting of red chilli powder, and a squeeze of lemon! I chucked out…

Paneer, Peas And Spinach With OmeMade Balti Curry Masala

It was one of those days. I cooked prawns then liver for me and hubby then the guilt got me so I cooked paneer for my youngest. Paneer, peas and spinach with OmeMade Balti Curry Masala!Unfortunately I forgot to take pics half way through cooking! My apologies for that but hope the missing visuals won’t…

Spicy Tuna Mayo Medley

A week of delicious salads served by hubs! Each one delicious and prepared with detail! But the most memorable is an old time favourite that we so adore. Be it in wraps, baked potatoes, pita or sliced bread its simply delicious. It’s one I made often at work to enjoy with my colleagues at lunch…

Crispy Spicy Okra

I can’t tell you how moorish these are!Crispy roasted Okra! Proper Crispy!They make such a welcome addition with drinks and the heat is optional! You can throw these in an airfryer and done in 15mins but as not everyone has one the oven is fine too! Just turn over and keep eye on them.I can…

Okra Do Pyaza

So the most common way in which you can cook okra in an Indian way is by sauteing it with some whole spice and ground spices.Sometimes I use fenugreek seeds to temper. It’s super simple and tastes great with rice or roti. Sometimes I change things up a bit make okra do pyaza. The literal translation…

Cheesy Chilli Baked Beans Baguette

Two things I love together, baked beans and cheese and onion. One of my favourite lunchtime meals was always the cheese and onion pasty with lashings of beans over it. A good season of salt and pepper and I was always over the moon. So here’s my way of bringing those 2 components together to…

Flat Bean And Potato Fry/Shim Aloo Bhaji

Looking for a quick I dish to go with your menu? Flat bean and potato fry /Aloo shim bhaji! This is a brilliant vegetarian side using potatoes and flat beans. Other than the prep it’s the usual simple bhaji style dish popular in Bengali households. The ingredients are always extremely limited with very little cook…

Okra Stirfry Dharosh Bhaji

Here’s something mighty easy…Dharosh bhaji or Okra fry. These little beauties are also called Dhyarosh in Bengali and known as bhindi or ladies fingers because of their delicate and dainty design. A bit more on Dharosh and other veg can be found here Lets Talk about Indian Vegetables – and Tips Okra has a sweet,…

Potatoes with Moong Dal And Dill/Sholpa Diye Aloo Moong Niramish

INGREDIENTS: 5 small to medium potatoes 2 bay leaves3 tablespoons moong soaked½ cup dill finely chopped stems separate2 whole dry red chilies1 tsp panch puran1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 tsp lemon juicesalt to taste2 tbsp oil3 green chillies slit2 tbsp ghee For Temper:This is optional but I like the fragrant aroma it imparts to the dish. 1 tbsp oil1/2 tsp panch puran METHOD: Soak 3 tablespoons of moong daal in hot…

Sausage, Leek And Potato Bake

Serves 2/3 6 sausages of your choice1 chicken stock cube2 leeks, trimmed and sliced6 small potatoes1 onion sliced5 cloves of garlic minced1 tsp black pepper3 green chillies chopped1 tsp chilli flakesHandfull of fresh chopped flat parlseyWater3 tbsp oilSalt to taste Heat the oven at 180 deg. PREP: Peel and cut your potatoes into 1 inch…