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…

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….

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…

Cheaters Paneer/Veg Biryani

Biryani is one amazing dish, truly. Simple rice, is turned into a rich, flavourful and aromatic dish. However, it can take time to make. Whilst I will be later posting how to make biryani from scratch (update see the recipe here: Paneer Biryani – One pot recipe ) this is a quick ‘cheaters’ way to make…

Sukhi Bhindi (Okra) Sabzi

Here is a simple way to cook with bhindi (okra). The name of this dish quite simply translates to dry bhindi curry. There are several ways to cook with bhindi.  All across India, bhindi is cooked a number of ways. This way is by far the simplest method. It is a simple and quick way…

Aloo Shimlamirch (Dry)

Whenever my mother asks me what dish I am craving, I always demand this dish. For me this is a feel good dish with juicy peppers and spicy potatoes. You can have this dish in two variations, a dry version which is this recipe and a gravy version. I’ll post the gravy version later, which is just as tasty as this! The…

Soya Matar & Aloo Sabji

I started university almost certain I wouldn’t cook Indian food. Having it at home almost every day, I was confident I would live of pasta and pizza. Alas, I was proven wrong when I started craving and missing home dishes whilst at university. Turns out I cook Indian food a lot as I miss it…