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…

Lemongrass And Coconut Chicken Curry

This ones a quick streamlined recipe done for my girls. Lemongrass and coconut curry. Pretty much done and dusted in 30 mins or less. No need to miss out on a good curry with tonnes of flavour! I used chicken thighs, you can use prawns, paneer or fish. Cooking times might vary but the taste…

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,…

Chilli Chicken

INGREDIENTS: Boneless chicken in strips or 1 inch peices 4 tbsp corn flour2 tbsp chilli sauce6 or 8 green chillies chopped2 tbsp vinegar 2 tbsp Soya sauce8 to 10 garlic cloves mincedSaltOil for frying 4 spring onions cut into 1 inch lengths Spring onion bulbs quartered 1 med green pepper 1 inch size chunksRed/brown onion…

Garlic Mushrooms In Peppercorn, Blue Cheese And Cream Sauce

Sometimes you want to indulge and you can with this scrumptious dish. Garlic mushrooms in peppercorn, blue cheese and cream sauce. My girls have loved the homemade garlic mushrooms in a creamy peppercorn sauce since they were little kids. This was always a firm favourite as a starter when my friends came over. One they…

Red Cabbage Braised with Panch Puran Temper

Red cabbage braised with a panch puran temper. Vegetarian food just gets easier. This is a old family classic that goes down well in our home and loved by my girls. Its simple, quick and lets the cabbage shine. Its great with rice or flat breads and can be a lovely accompaniment for many eastern…

Keema With Ribs, Sina Diye Keema

Keema with Sina…aka mutton mince with mutton ribs! In my younger days we would often have mutton keema with mutton ribs mixed as my family enjoyed tucking into those! Not only do they impart lots of flavour but they are a joy to nibble and chew on! Easy to cook! This dish after the initial…