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


Masala Matar Paneer

Matar is peas. You can make paneer at home if you can’t find it using this recipe. The sweetness of the peas and the spiced masala make this a delicious meal. Ingredients 2 onions, finely choppedSunflower oil1 tsp cumin seeds3-4 cardamom pods2 bay leaves2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 thumb ginger, finely chopped1 tin chopped tomatoes1 tsp salt1 tsp chilli powder1 … 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 Tamarind-aubergine-curry

Tamarind Aubergine Curry

So simple but tastes divine! Even though it’s ready in 30 minutes, it still really delivers on flavour. Ingredients 1 aubergine cut into chunky fingers¼ tsp salt2 onions2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tbsp dry roasted fennel seeds1 tsp ground ginger1 tsp chilli powder100-150ml water1 tsp sugar1 tsp tamarind paste Method Cut the aubergine into chunky fingers and sprinkle the salt all … Read More

Chetna's Butter-chicken-in-30-minutes

Butter Chicken in 30 Minutes

This is a lovely comforting dish from my 30 Minute Indian book. Usually butter chicken is slow-cooked but this is a quick version that doesn’t compromise on flavour. Ingredients 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into bitesize pieces (about 1”) Marinade 3 tbsp natural yoghurt2 tbsp mustard/rapeseed/sublfowe oil3 garlic clovesLarge piece of ginger1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp salt Sauce … Read More

Chetna's Moong-dal-paratha-with-jeera-alu

Moonh Dal Paratha with Jeera Alu

The combination of the dal paratha and the cumin potatoes makes this such a special dish. Ingredients Cumin Potatoes8 small-medium Maris Piper potatoes – peeled and chopped into small bitesize pieces2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp cumin seedsA few fresh curry leaves2 red chillies1 tsp chilli powder1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander2 tbsp water2 large tomatoes1 tbsp … Read More

Chetna's Fried-chicken-burger

Fried Tandoori Chicken Burger

The chicken on this pan-fried tandoori burger is so crispy and you can really taste the tandoori masala. Ingredients 200g buttermilk¾ tsp salt2 tsp tandoori masala½ tsp black pepper4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (or breasts if you prefer)150g cornflourAdd ¼ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper1 red onionRed chilli powderLemon juice Method Add buttermilk, salt, tandoori masala and black pepper to … Read More

Cauliflower Egg Curry

This is a quick and easy vegetarian curry, making the most of shop bought curry paste. So delicious! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 8 large eggs2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp black mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds2 onions, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, grated3 cm root ginger, grated1 whole cauliflower, choppedTandoori curry paste (or tikka masala paste)400ml coconut milk1 tsp salt½ tsp turmericSmall bunch … Read More

Garlic Spinach Chicken Curry

This recipe is really special to me but so easy to cook. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 onions finely chopped8-10 garlic cloves finely chopped3-4 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp cumin seeds2 tbsp tomato puree8 chicken thighs on the bone1 tsp salt2 tsp ground coriander1 tsp turmeric1 tsp chilli powder100ml water200g spinach leaves, rinsed and roughly choppedDouble cream to serve (optional) Heat the … Read More