Tomato Pasta with Crispy Chicken

Serves 4 people. Ingredientsoil of choice300g pasta For the Sauce2 brown onions, finely chopped1 carrot, finely chopped2 celery sticks, finely chopped4 garlic cloves, grated400g chopped tomatoes1 cube vegetable stock1 tsp smoked paprika2 tsp black pepper For the Chicken2 chicken breast2 eggs, whiskedblack peppersalt1 cup panko breadcrumbs½ cup pecorino cheese/parmesan, grated½ tsp dried oregano½ tsp chilli powder1 tsp butter Method– Add … Read More

Spicy Potatoes with Onions

This is a simple meal but full of flavour. The ideal go-to for a midweek meal when you’re not sure what to make. Ingredientsoil of choice3 brown onions, thinly sliced1 tsp black mustard seeds3-4 dried red chillies1 tbsp urad dal3 red potatoes (900g), peeled and chopped into small pieces1 tsp salt1 tsp chilli powder1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp amchoor (dried … Read More

Chickpea, Pepper, and Potato Shakshuka

This is another delicious recipe using basic store cupboard ingredients and I hope you will enjoy it!Serves 4 people. Ingredientsoil of choice2 brown onions, thinly sliced2 red peppers, thinly sliced1½ tsp cumin seeds1 large red potato, chopped into small pieces2 garlic cloves, grated400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed400g chopped tomatoes3 tsp ground cumin1 tsp salt1 tsp turmeric powder2 heaped tsp rose … Read More

Halloumi and Garlic Frittata

This is an absolute winner, with stunning flavours of wild garlic, red onions, potatoes and halloumi this tastes amazing and really easy to make as well. Ingredientsoil of choice1 large red onion, thinly sliced1 large red potato, chopped into small pieces225g halloumi, cubedlarge handful wild garlic, rinsed and roughly choppedsaltchilli powder to taste8 eggs¼ tsp black pepperlarge handful grated cheese … Read More

Chicken Paratha

This recipe is the perfect blend of succulent chicken and aromatic spices, all wrapped up in a warm, flaky parathaServes 5 people. Ingredients400g chapati/atta flourghee/oil of choice300ml water1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin seedschilli powder (optional)5 red onions, thinly sliced4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, sliced into strips100ml natural yoghurt½ tsp salt½ tsp turmeric powder1 tsp … Read More

Aubergine, Tomato & Chickpea Bake

This recipe is inspired by Sammi Tamimi and Tara Wigley’s Book, ‘Falastin‘.This recipe serves 4 people. Ingredientsextra virgin olive oil5 aubergines, sliced into 1cm thicksaltpepper2 brown onions, finely chopped6-8 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 tsp chilli powder1 tsp ground cumin½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp tomato purée2 green peppers, roughly chopped400g chopped tomatoes 400g chickpeas, drained & rinsed1 ½ tsp sugar2 … Read More

Sumac & Oregano Chicken Wings

These delicious chicken wings are inspired by John Gregory Smith’s recipe in his book “Turkish Delights”. Ingredients1kg chicken wings1 tsp chilli powder1 tsp sumac1 tsp dried oregano½ tsp ground cumin½ tsp salt2 tbsp greek yoghurt2 tbsp olive oil Method– Cut the wings in half on the joint to make smaller bites – In a large mixing bowl add the chicken, … Read More

Idli & Coconut Chutney

This is a masterclass on making the most perfect idli every time. Whether you are an experienced cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and will deliver delectable results. No idli is complete without a coconut chutney! Top Tips– You will need an idli stand IngredientsFor the Idli3 cups of rice1 cup urad dal … Read More

Grilled Palak Paneer Wraps

These vibrant and fresh Grilled Palak Paneer Wraps, Indian street style, are inspired by Saliha Mahmood Ahmed recipe, from her book ‘The Kitchen Prescription’.Serves 4 people. IngredientsFor the Marinade6 garlic cloves1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp coriander seeds1 tsp chilli flakesjuice of ½ lemon2 tbsp extra virgin olive oilhandful baby spinach leaveshandful fresh coriander leavespinch of salt to taste For the … Read More

Rajma Masterclass

Masterclass on making the authentic Punjabi style red kidney bean curry, a popular dish in Punjabi households. In this recipe, I will tell you the traditional method of cooking the kidney beans to achieve maximum flavour and guide you through making the tomato-based sauce using aromatic spices. Feel free to adjust the spices to your preference. Top Tips– Always use … Read More