Snacks

Onion Masala Paratha

Onion Masala Paratha

Easy flatbreads made with spices, coriander and onion. These are so delicious and flaky and super simple to make. Enjoy them with any curries, dal or just on its own with some yogurt or pickle. Cook them in oil and they are completely vegan.

Masala-chicken sandwich

Masala Chicken

Quick and easy masala chicken sandwich taken from my 30 Minute Indian book. This is a great snack or starter or can be served on cocktail sticks as canapés but here I’m making it into a sandwich. This is such an easy recipe, but it’s a flavour bomb! The crunchy bread with the cooling yoghurt and fresh salad leaves makes … Read More

Chetna's Masala-Papdi

Papdi Chaat

There are many varieties of chaat in India – this is papdi chaat which is my favourite. Tamarind & Date Chutney 50g dates50g jaggery, chopped into smaller piecesTamarind pulp or half the amount of paste Whole yellow peas 1 tsp salt1 heaped tsp roasted fennel, crushed in a pestle & mortar1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp salt1 tsp chilli powder Crispy … Read More

Chetna's Crispy-matar-kachori

Crispy Matar Kachori

It’s Diwali time which means enjoying some delicious food. One of my favourites is this delicious pea stuffed kachori. The filling is so balanced – the peas are sweet, but offset by the garam masala and chillies. Add more chilli powder if you prefer the heat. Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp cumin seedsFresh curry leaves if you have them300g … Read More

Chetna's Courgette-onion-pakora

Courgette Onion Pakora

The rice flour makes this super easy pakora so crispy! Eat with coriander chutney or even on sliced white bread with mayo and ketchup! Ingredients 2 fresh baby courgettes2 garlic cloves1 red onion, chopped1 green chilli, sliced½ tsp chilli powder½ tsp salt6 tbsp gram flour (70g)Sunflower oil4 tbsp/50g rice flour Method Slice ends off the courgettes and coarsely grate into … Read More

Chetna's Brioche-buns

Brioche Buns

Perfect burger buns – they are so easy!Makes 6Keep for 2-3 days and fine to freeze Ingredients 320g strong white bread flour1 tsp salt1½ tsp fast-acting dried yeast1 tbsp caster sugar50g softened butter1 large egg125ml lukewarm water2 tbsp milk1 egg, beatenSesame seeds (black and white) for topping Method Add flour to a bowl and then add salt to one side … Read More

Chetna's Masala-Papdi

Masala Papdi

Papdi means pastry, and this is a quick and easy recipe for Papdis which are a delicious snack to eat with dips, hummus or chutney, or scrunched up as a chaat. Ingredients 100g plain flour¼ tsp salt¼ tsp chilli powder¼ turmeric powder¼ tsp garam masala¼ tsp carom seeds1 tbsp dried fenugreek leavesSunflower oil Method Measure the flour into a bowl … Read More