Pistachio Pilau

Ingredients 1 onion , sliced 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp turmeric 300g basmati rice 600ml hot vegetable stock bunch spring onions , sliced 50g pistachio , roughly chopped Method Fry the onion in the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan until softened. Stir in the turmeric, then the rice, and keep stirring until the grains are golden. Pour in the hot stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover … Continue reading Pistachio Pilau

Malabar Prawns

Ingredients 400g raw king prawns 2 tsp turmeric 3-4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder 4 tsp lemon juice , plus a squeeze 40g ginger , half peeled and grated, half finely sliced into matchsticks 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 curry leaves 2-4 green chillies , halved and deseeded 1 onion , finely sliced 1 tsp cracked black pepper 40g fresh coconut , grated ½ small bunch coriander , leaves only Method STEP 1 Rinse the prawns in cold water and pat dry. Toss them … Continue reading Malabar Prawns

Keema Pav

Ingredients 4 garlic cloves 1cm piece ginger, peeled 700g lamb mince (10-20% fat) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 5-7 curry leaves 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped 3 green chillies, finely chopped 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve 1 heaped tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (or mild chilli powder) 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric 180ml coconut milk 1 tsp dark brown soft sugar 2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice For the spice powder 3 green cardamom pods 1 … Continue reading Keema Pav

Aloo Ki Tikki

Aloo Ki Tikki is one of the oldest Chaat dishes of India and a famous street food of Uttar Pradesh. This dish is made up of boiled potatoes mashed and mixed with chilies and coriander leaves. The mixture is then shaped like patties and fried. This is served with Tamarind sauce that contains gur (Jaggery), green chili, dhaniya powder (coriander seeds) jeera (cumin) and salt. … Continue reading Aloo Ki Tikki

Passion Fruit Martini Mocktail

Ingredients 1 passion fruit, plus an extra ½ to garnish 50ml sparkling or cloudy apple juice 15ml passion fruit syrup 15ml lime juice a few drops vanilla extract Method Slice open the passion fruit and scoop out all of the seeds into a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with the passion fruit halve. Continue reading Passion Fruit Martini Mocktail

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients For the bhaji 400g/14oz potatoes (peeled weight), any variety, chopped into small chunks 200g/7oz carrots (peeled weight), chopped into small chunks 150g/5½oz cauliflower florets, cut into small chunks 100g/3½oz peas 50ml/2fl oz sunflower oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 300g/10½oz red onions (peeled weight), finely chopped 5 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 15g/½oz fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 400g/14oz tomatoes, finely chopped 2–3 green chillies (bird’s eye or similar), chopped and seeds left in 1 tsp salt 1–2 tsp tamarind paste (diluted in 100ml/3½fl oz … Continue reading Pav Bhaji

Goan Coconut Rice with Ginger

Ingredients: 200ml Canned Coconut Milk 100g Desiccated Coconut 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil 2 pieces of Cinnamon Stick (broken in half) 3-4 Black Peppercorns 2-3 Green Cardamom (light crushed) 2 Cloves (lightly crushed) 1-2 Small Onions 7.5m Fresh Root Ginger 2 Garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped) 1 tsp Ground Turmeric 850ml Boiling Water 300g Tilda Long Grain Rice Fresh Coriander (chopped) 1-2 Tbsp … Continue reading Goan Coconut Rice with Ginger

Chocolate Burfi

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Maida / all purpose flour 1/2 to 3/4 tbsp Cocoa powder 3/4 to 1 cup Sugar – (use more if you like it sweeter) 1/4 cup Ghee Instructions: Grease a tray with ghee and keep it ready. Heat ghee in a pan. Wait till the ghee melts and is sufficiently hot. Add the maida and cocoa powder in it. Stir well to combine everything together well. Saute the mixture for 4-5 minutes. … Continue reading Chocolate Burfi

Watermelon Lemonade Mocktail

Ingredients 1 large or 2 small watermelons 250ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own) 100g golden caster sugar 1l bottle soda water 1 lime , cut into slices small handful mint crushed ice Method STEP 1Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or … Continue reading Watermelon Lemonade Mocktail

Banana Blossom Curry

Ingredients 3 tbsp sunflower oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 red chilli, finely sliced 15g/½oz fresh ginger, finely grated 3 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp tomato purée ½ tsp caster sugar ½ tsp flaked sea salt ½ x 400ml tin coconut milk 510g/1lb 2oz tinned banana blossom, jackfruit or artichoke hearts, well drained and sliced in half 10g/⅓oz bunch fresh coriander, leaves … Continue reading Banana Blossom Curry