Quick Pindi Chana

Chickpeas curry is made in so many different ways - this one, is a quick easy version made within minutes using canned chickpeas. Take 2 cans of chickpeas, empty them into a mixing bowl including the liquid in the can. Sprinkle some salt (if using), black pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder, mango powder, pomegranate powder, … Continue reading Quick Pindi Chana

Missi roti using Chana dal

Leftover chana dal makes delicious missi rotis the next day, for breakfast or for lunch. Serve them with a knob of butter on top, some creamy natural yogurt and a spicy mango pickle, with a cup of chai to wash it all down with. A traditional and easy breakfast. Missi rotis using leftover chana dal … Continue reading Missi roti using Chana dal

Courgette curry

A simple, easy to cook and delicious vegetable. Once you have the base done, it cooks pretty quickly - it really is worth cooking down the base as detailed below. 2 medium size courgettes, washed and sliced; 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger … Continue reading Courgette curry

Aloo mattar (Potatoes and peas)

A simple, comforting dish that most people love. It's something that's grown on me over the last few years and I don't make it as often as I should. Aloo mattar aka potato and peas 6 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed 1.5 cups frozen peas 1 onion, finely chopped 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped … Continue reading Aloo mattar (Potatoes and peas)

Green beans stir fry with sesame

I have green beans on my list of 'must-eat' twice a week, so I find innovative ways of incorporating it into dishes. I chop up a batch into small pieces and pop them in the freezer, ready to use at any time. Spicy stir fried green beans with sesame seeds 1 small bag of green … Continue reading Green beans stir fry with sesame

Stir-fried crispy Okra

It takes longer to chop the okra than it does to cook them this way. I love them crispy stir-fried with lots of mango powder on top. Ingredients: 250 gms okra (washed, dried completely, then chopped - similar size for even cooking) 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely or into thin short slices 1-2 green … Continue reading Stir-fried crispy Okra

Easy garlicky Aubergine curry

This recipe does not follow normal 'traditional' cooking methods. I make it this way often, as its easy, convenient and its the way I like it. I don't add many spices/masalas, and the ones I do add are already roasted so I just sprinkle them on instead of cooking them or roasting them in oil. … Continue reading Easy garlicky Aubergine curry

Basic Mint Chutney

This is a recipe by Samia Dar, from Samia's Recipe Store and I have permission to post her recipe here. I love Samia's recipes, the few that I have tried, as they are simple ones that anyone can put together. I have reworded the recipe for consistency in my blog's writing style. Photograph Credits: Samia's … Continue reading Basic Mint Chutney