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Grandma’s Avocado Dessert

grandma's avocado dessert

Despite being a fruit and therefore having the illusion of being healthy, avocados are actually a very high-fat food but when they are used as a substitute for butter, cheese, dips and spreads, they greatly reduce your intake of … Read more…

Goan Fish Curry

Goan Fish Curry

Fish and rice are staples in Goa, a part of India which was ruled by the Portuguese for 400 hundred years. Goa's traditional cuisine adapted to both cultures and became the spicy and tangy dish we all enjoy today. As always, this … Read more…

Peas Pulau

Peas Pulau

This is just one of the many versions of a rice dish that Indians consider part of daily life. I hope you will include it in your daily repertoire because it is key to the rounded flavours in poultry, meat or vegetarian based … Read more…

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a North Indian vegetarian dish that is extremely popular throughout the subcontinent. Chana (or chickpeas) are a great source of iron, vitamin B, protein and fibre - and a great substitute when meat is expensive. … Read more…

My Family’s Favourite Paneer Dish

favourite paneer dish

Paneer is a fresh cheese common in South Asian cuisine, of Indian origin. It is an un-aged, non-melting farmer or curd cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice or vinegar. Unlike many cheeses in the world, the making … Read more…

Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a dish of chicken pieces (the word 'tikka' meaning chunks or pieces) marinated in dry spices, yoghurt or coconut cream, tomatoes and fresh coriander to produce a rich, aromatic sauce which we call a masala. … Read more…

Mixed Bean Curry

mixed bean curry

An all year round favourite... family and friends alike adore the fresh flavours of home-cooked curries so I am delighted to share this recipe with you (just in case you are feeling adventurous, relaxed and ready to feed your … Read more…

Tuna Mix

tuna mix

This is such an easy light lunch, late-night feast or inventive answer to unexpected visitors! It is also a 'must have' treat for my darling boys (and of course, all their friends) when they badger me for "something to eat, mum!" … Read more…

Dhal Makhani

dhal makhani

Dhal Makhani is one of North India's most characteristic dishes. It is a lentil dish high in protein - an important attribute in primarily vegetarian cultures. Lentils contain dietary fibre, folate (vitamin B) and iron which is … Read more…

Sweet and Sour Lemon Pickle

sweet and sour lemon pickle

Indian food without pickles is incomplete and amongst the array of pickles this one is a stand out favourite in my home! The whole lemons pickled in sugar syrup, chillies and spices all add the finishing touch to any meal and … Read more…