Aloo Chaat (simple version) 

Sometimes I find myself with a bag full of potatoes that I completely forgot about and are about to go into that stage in which they look like an alien species!  In India there is a popular street food called – Aloo chaat. Crispy golden potatoes are coated with tangy spices and just melt in…

Chole Paneer Masala

Readers of my blog will have guessed by now one of my all-time favourite ingredients: an Indian cheese called paneer. It’s not just vegetarians like myself who love it, meat eaters alike adore this tender, creamy, semi-firm cheese.  The great thing is it can be cooked without melting, the cheese stays the same shape. It’s also…

Tofu Tikka Bites 

 I’ll be honest, at first when I tried to cook tofu by myself – I found it so bland and hard to cook with. I  desperately wanted the taste I got in Asian food whilst eating out but couldn’t recreate it!  Then came the problem of it crumbling as soon as I cooked with it….

Soya Matar Sabji 

As readers of my blog will know I am a  vegetarian. Sometimes I get questioned as to how I stay healthy and keep a balanced diet. One answer is soya… I absolutely love soya as it’s versatile and packed with lots of protein. I find soya chunks in particular  so easy to cook and it…

Masala corn 

Something that I love to make as a quick snack is Masala corn… Juicy sweetcorn  tossed in spices and served warm… It’s  a quick and healthy snack that children and adults alike enjoy! You can corn served in malls in India and more recently a lot of malls in the UK now have corn stalls….

Paneer Biryani – One pot recipe 

I haven’t written on this blog in a long time due to my Law exams, they start on Wednesday and I have had my nose in my books for weeks and weeks. As a quick study break, I thought I would upload one or two of the dishes I have been cooking recently. Just before…

Homemade poppadom/ papad (urad)

Papad or commonly known as poppadom in the west is eaten as a  starter, snack or accompaniment with Indian meals. Most Indian restaurants serve them an assortment of chutneys as a starter. It is usually made from urad flour which you can find in most Indian grocery stores. Homemade papad is quite easy to prepare…

Mixed Veg Fry

There are times when I completely have no time whats so ever to cook but still want to have a flavorsome meal. Mixed veg fry is the answer. Mixed veg is an easy and quick dish which is great as a side dish, in sandwiches or with dal. I soak the potatoes in water first to…

Saunf Walli Chai 

The chai I usually make daily uses laung and elachi as the main masala ingredients. The link to the masala chai recipe I use daily  is here:  Masala chai recipe However I wanted to share with you a different type of Indian chai. In some households saunf (fennel seeds) are used to spice the tea. Saunf walli…

Fun Papad Shapes

This isn’t really a recipe as such as it is so easy to make! Papad is basically ‘Poppadom’ and can come in many different forms. As a kid my mum would fry fun papad shapes as a special treat for us to snack on. Even now I love to have papads as a snack with…