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

Pesto, pepper and mozzarella stuffed loaf

This is a lovely make ahead recipe for a picnic loaf, using a simple cob or any round white loaf. Simply hollow out the loaf and fill with layers of delicious Mediterranean ingredients for the perfect picnic centrepiece. Ingredients 1 white cob, or round loaf1 garlic clovePinch salt40-50g fresh basil leaves25g pine nuts, cashew nuts or almonds (or a combination)30g … Read More

Sundried tomato and mozzarella bread

This is an absolutely divine recipe for a soft, pillowy bread, with the intense hit of sundried tomatoes. So easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to a homemade soup or vegetable dip. Ingredients 250g bread flour or strong white flour6g salt6g quick action dried yeast200ml lukewarm waterMozzarellaSun dried tomatoes Method Measure the flour into a large bowl, along with … Read More

Masala Dosa

A dosa is a kind of Indian pancake, a very popular street food best enjoyed with sambhar, spiced potatoes and a selection of chutneys. As the rice and lentils need to soak and ferment, it does take a couple of days to prepare, but it’s well worth the wait! Ingredients for the dosa 300g basmati rice100g urad dal (split black … Read More

Roasted Cauliflower Naan

A beautiful recipe combining roasted cauliflower and potato, marinated in yogurt and spices, served with spiced yoghurt and naan. Slice like a pizza for the perfect sharing plate. Ingredients ½ cauliflower1 potato, peeled and chopped into small pieces3 onions, roughly chopped3-4 tsp sunflower oil6-7 tbsp Greek style yoghurt2 tsp Harissa pasteSalt½ tsp ground cumin¼ tsp chilli flakesBlack pepperRoasted garlic flat … Read More

Chickpea Paneer Egg Sabji

This makes a delicious quick meal that we all love. It’s really versatile – you can serve it as a sabji (which means vegetable dish) with rotis, naan or chapatis, or as a pulao to use up leftover rice. Eat it on its own as a supper, or as a delicious addition to a family picnic, or even for children’s … Read More