Chetna’s 30 minute Indian

80 flavour-packed Indian recipes to make in 30 minutes or less Chetna Makan’s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. Featuring traditional fast snacks, imaginative … Read More


Alu Paneer | Spinach Flatbreads stuffed with Potatoes & Paneer

This is a perfect meal to warm you up. These are delicious spinach parathas filled with spiced up potato and paneer filling and cooked in ghee and served with butter and yogurt. Hope you will give this a go! Ingredients 3 red or Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped200g fresh spinach leaves400g chapati flour½ tsp salt1 red onion, finely chopped1 … Read More


Everything Except the Kitchen Sink Cookies

This is a simple and delicious way to use up little bits of leftover chocolates adding tons of flavour and textures. These are great as snacks or gifts or for the party. This recipe is from One Tin Bakes Easy by Edd Kimber. Ingredients 170g unsalted butter, softened125g caster sugar125g soft brown sugar1 tsp vanilla extract2 eggs310g plain flour¾ tsp … Read More


Best-Ever Layered Chocolate Cake

This is the most delicious chocolate cake – three layers of light, hazelnut chocolate sponge iced and sandwiched with super-simple, light, eggless, chocolate mousse and finished with some Ferrero Rocher. Ingredients 200g unsalted, softened butter250g caster sugar1 tbsp instant coffee180ml boiling water150g plain flour50g unsweetened cocoa powder50g ground almonds½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1 tsp baking powder100g sour cream2 eggs1 tsp … Read More


Chicken Manchurian

This is a super easy chicken manchurian recipe that is ready in minutes. Serve it hot with some egg fried rice or veg noodles Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, chopped finely to a minced texture1 tsp dark soy sauce1 tsp chilli garlic saucePinch saltPinch black pepper1 egg white1 tbsp rice flour3 tbsp cornflour Sauce Leftover sliced cabbage1 onion, roughly chopped1 red … Read More


Delicious Veg Noodles

A simple and quick noodles recipe made with lovely vegetables and new noodles for me. A very Indian style Chinese! Hope you will enjoy these. Try them with my Manchurian chicken recipe. Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, peeled and choppedThumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped1 onion, chopped2-3 sunflower oil½ cabbage, finely chopped1 carrot, finely chopped1 green pepper, thinly sliced2 spring … Read More

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


Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This is really fudgy, chocolate praline cake. This can be made into one 10” cake but I’m making it into two 8” cakes to make it more celebratory. IngredientsCake batter 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces200g unsalted butter200g caster sugar6 eggs, separated100g roasted hazelnuts, blitzed to a fine powder100g self-raising flour Chocolate Ganache Icing 300g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), broken … Read More


Dahi Masala Chicken Curry

Pepper and coriander-spiced masala chicken curry. It is so simple to make and smells so different to my usual chicken curries as it hasn’t got garam masala in the spice blend. It has a very slight kick. Ingredients 3-4 red chillies (Kashmiri or any dried ones), broken apart3 tsp whole coriander seeds1 tsp black pepper1 tsp cumin seeds4 onions, thinly … Read More


Carrot Courgette Masala Dal

This is a very quick dal which is healthy and comforting. It can be eaten with pulao rice or just as it is as a soup. The lentils I’m using are the quickest cooking ones available and only take 12 minutes. Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower/rapeseed oil1 onion, roughly chopped1 tsp cumin seedsHandful fresh curry leaves (if available)3 garlic cloves, chopped2 … Read More