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Gobi Paratha Recipe | Spiced Cauliflower Flatbread

Gobi Paratha Recipe | Spiced Cauliflower Flatbread

Simple and easy Gobi Paratha Recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast or lunch. This spiced cauliflower Indian stuffed flatbread is traditionally eaten for breakfast or lunch and served with yoghurt and pickle. In some occasions, I serve them with fried green chillies in addition to the […]

Aromatic Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Aromatic Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Biryani is one of the most fragrant Indian dishes, due to its ingredients that include cardamom, mint and saffron. This vegetable biryani recipe list of ingredients is extensive but it is all worth it at the moment of tasting this dish.   Tips to make […]

Vegan Aubergine Curry Recipe with Tamarind & Coconut

Vegan Aubergine Curry Recipe with Tamarind & Coconut

Vegan Aubergine Curry Recipe. Pan fried aubergine chunks simmered in a coconut, tamarind and peanut gravy. Comforting and fulfilling, this amazing aubergine curry is the perfect winter warmer. Serve it with freshly steamed basmati rice, it is also great to take on the lunchbox. I’ve […]

Aloo Gobi Recipe | Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower

Aloo Gobi Recipe | Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower

This Aloo Gobi Recipe is an Indian spiced dry vegetable stew with cauliflower, potato and tomato. Its yellow colour is due to the use of turmeric along with other spices.  A very easy and quick preparation makes this a perfect quick lunch idea, it’s usually […]

Lightly Spiced Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Okra

Lightly Spiced Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Okra

This is one of my favourite vegetable dishes to have with dal and roti. Bhindi ki sabzi recipe is a dry vegetable curry recipe that uses okra and a few spices that enhance its flavour. I love the bhindi or okra flavour and I prefer the dry […]

Delicious and Quick Chilli Paneer Recipe | Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry

Delicious and Quick Chilli Paneer Recipe | Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry

Chilli Paneer has to be one of my most favourite Indian food starters – it tastes absolutely delicious and is super easy to make. It is also one of the quickest starters you can whip up if you need to make something in a hurry. It […]

Bombay Style Pav Bhaji Recipe | Mashed vegetables in a Tomato Gravy

Bombay Style Pav Bhaji Recipe | Mashed vegetables in a Tomato Gravy

Bombay (or Mumbai as it is now called) is home to authentic Pav Bhaji and I was lucky enough to have this pav bhaji recipe handed to me by an authentic Mumbaikar, and it is absolutely delicious! Pav is the bread that accompanies the bhaji. […]

Malai Paneer Recipe | Indian Cheese in Tomato & Cream Gravy

Malai Paneer Recipe | Indian Cheese in Tomato & Cream Gravy

Malai paneer recipe, soft paneer cubes simmered in a lightly spiced tomato and cream gravy. This curry is very quick and easy to make and the taste is smooth and creamy. In tomato based curries it is very important that you use fresh ripe tomatoes, […]

Vegan Quinoa Black Bean Burger Recipe

Vegan Quinoa Black Bean Burger Recipe

I’ve tried many recipes but, this vegan quinoa black bean burger recipe is my favourite of the patties.  In some of the recipes I’ve tried, the patty would not hold its shape or would be too dry. Putting all of the efforts making the patties […]

Goldilocks Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Goldilocks Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies should be chewy and full of flavour – thats in my rule book. This general philosophy has held me in good stead because it justifies the calories in a cookie 🙂 These Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the classics, and […]

Restaurant Style Delicious Paneer Butter Masala

Restaurant Style Delicious Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer is a staple for vegetarians in India not only because it’s so tasty but also because it’s a great source of protein. I find the many many variations of paneer absolutely fascinating and this richy variation of paneer in a creamy sauce is my […]

Middle Eastern Za’atar or Zaatar Spice Blend Recipe

A fragrant Middle Eastern Zaatar Spice Blend Recipe, perfect to sprinkle on your salad, to add on yoghurt or hummus, or to simply eat with bread and olive oil. Zaatar Spice Blend Recipe: Ingredients 2 tbsp sesame seeds 1tbsp ground sumac 2 tbsp dried thyme 1 […]

Dutch Speculaas Spice Blend Recipe

The Speculaas Spice Blend Recipe originated in the Netherlands and it’s Indian inspired, this sweet and aromatic spice mixture is widely used to give flavour to the region’s biscuits and pastries. Around Christmas period you will find Speculaas flavoured biscuits all over Europe, as it is […]

North African Harissa Spice Blend Recipe

This North African Harissa Spice Blend Recipe is a chilli based paste used in tagines and stews, couscous dishes, hummus, pita bread and in peppers. Harissa Spice Blend Recipe: Ingredients 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1+½ tsp caraway seeds 170 g medium-hot […]

Indian Garam Masala Spice Blend Recipe

Garam Masala Spice Blend Recipe, this mixture gets its name from its properties, Garam Masala means hot in hindi and it is said that this mixture raises the body temperature. Used in buttered rice and vegetable pilafs it works especially well in root vegetables and cauliflower, […]

North African Chermoula Spice Blend Recipe

Chermoula Spice Blend recipe is a North African originated zesty paste and it can be used in meaty vegetables like okra, squash, aubergine and cauliflower, it is also used in rice dishes and couscous. Chermoula Spice Blend Recipe: Ingredients 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 large […]

Middle Eastern Baharat Spice Blend Recipe

A gorgeous and delicious Baharat spice blend recipe that is versatile and super easy to make. This blend originated in the Middle East is Aromatic and Peppery and can be used in Soups, Tomato Sauces, or with Lentils, Rice Pilafs and Couscous. Baharat spice blend […]

Mattar Masala Paneer | Indian Cottage Cheese & Peas Curry

Mattar Masala Paneer | Indian Cottage Cheese & Peas Curry

  Mattar Masala Paneer, Indian curry with soft paneer cubes and peas simmered in a rich tomato and onion gravy. This Punjabi dish is quick and easy to make and requires simple ingredients and spices. I make it very often in the winter because it […]

Broccoli, Asparagus, Mushroom Rice with Caramelized Onions and Cashews

Broccoli, Asparagus, Mushroom Rice with Caramelized Onions and Cashews

I was getting tired of making fried rice with a soya sauce base and decided to go rogue and this fantastic Broccoli, Asparagus, Mushroom Rice was the result. It is a delicious lunchtime treat that is balanced for nutrition and flavour. And oh, did I […]

Sicilian Caponata Recipe – A Classic Italian Starter

Sicilian Caponata Recipe – A Classic Italian Starter

This Sicilian caponata recipe is my absolute favourite topping for a garlic toasted ciabatta slice. Caponata is a sweet and sour Italian vegetable stew eaten hot or cold. The main ingredients are aubergine, celery, bell peppers and capers. Occasionally if I have a lot of vegetables […]

Garlic Kale Pasta with Chilli Flakes

Garlic Kale Pasta with Chilli Flakes

This garlic kale pasta with chilli flakes must be one of the quickest dishes I pull on my morning for his lunchbox. Can get it ready in literally 20 minutes, and it’s just so good. Kale is packed with Vitamin K, and it pairs so well […]

Italian Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

Italian Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

I love aubergine dishes and baked meals in the winter, so this Parmigiana recipe is just perfect for me. Be generous with the mozzarella and parmesan style cheese on it. I know many people you would only make this dish for special occasions, such as a […]

Tasty and Simple Dhokla Recipe | Vegan Savoury Indian Snack

Tasty and Simple Dhokla Recipe | Vegan Savoury Indian Snack

Dhokla recipe, a delicious vegan Indian snack from the state of Gujarat in India and a staple in most houses in western India. It is a steamed chickpea flour vegan savoury cake, tempered with green chillies and curry leaves. It is perfect at almost any […]

Delicious Restaurant Style Chole

Delicious Restaurant Style Chole

Chole or spicy chickpeas are one of the most iconic Indian curries that you would find in almost every Indian restaurant. It is a favourite in Northern India and has become popular not just in that part of India but throughout the country. Spices make […]

Delicious Yellow Dal Recipe | Tadka Dal

Delicious Yellow Dal Recipe | Tadka Dal

Dal or cooked lentils are a staple part of the meal in most Indian households, especially in North India. A small portion of tadka dal is usually present as a side dish, it helps to balance a meal and it’s a good source of protein […]