Warming Mixed Vegetable Sabji

This warming delicious and very healthy mixed vegetable sabji is a great way to enjoy the winter vegetables you might have available where you live. Serve it with some salad, raita and parathas. Ingredients 1 large onion, roughly chopped2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp cumin seedsHandful curry leaves2 garlic cloves, grated2 tomatoes, chopped100ml water2 carrots, peeled and chopped1 large red potato, … 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 Green-beans-and-potato-sabji

Green Beans & Potato Sabji

This Alu Sabji is really simple, healthy and delicious. It still has a bite but isn’t super crunchy and raw which is how a Sabji should be to absorb all the spices. Eat as a topping on sourdough or chapati or have with Tarka dhal on the side. Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp black mustard seeds4 large plum tomatoes, … Read More

Chetna's Jeera-chicken-&-pulao

Jeera Chicken & Pulao

Make this cumin and black pepper chicken sabji with onion pulao in just 30 minutes. Simplicity at its best! Ingredients 2-3 tbsp sunflower oil3 red onionsHeaped tsp cumin seeds1 tsp salt½ tsp chilli powder1 tsp turmeric1 tsp garam masala½ tsp black pepper1 tsp ground cumin5 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into bitesize piecesBunch fresh coriander Method Start by heating … 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 Coconut-paneer-tikka

Coconut Paneer Tikka in 30 Minutes

This is great for lunch or picnics and is ready to eat in just 30 minutes! Ingredients 200g natural yoghurt1 tbsp tandoori masala½ tsp salt450g ready paneer3 onions, sliced2 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp black mustard seeds1 tbsp urad dhalFresh curry leaves2 dried red chillies60g fresh coconut¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder Method Mix yoghurt, tandoori … 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