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…

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….

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….

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…

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…

Aloo Tikki

When I was a child my family would refer to me as ‘Aloo queen.’ Literal translation ‘Potato Queen.’  When I was handed any potato dish I would devour the dish so quickly, leaving my mother shocked as I would normally be that one irritating child who would take hours to finish her food. The name…

Paneer Pakoras

Paneer Pakoras.. succulent pieces of soft paneer coated in a crisp, golden batter. These are perfect with a cup of tea and a hit with children and adults alike! As a student I don’t have time to make paneer myself, so I always keep a pack or two of processed paneer and keep in in…