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


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

Chetna's Pickle-spiced-aubergine-curry

Pickle Spiced Aubergine Curry

This vegetarian/vegan aubergine curry is special as it has really aromatic, deep flavours of achar – pickle in Hindi – these are usually soaked in seed and mustard oil and I used this flavour as a base for this curry. Ingredients 2 tsp fennel seeds2 tsp coriander seeds1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp nigella seeds/onion seeds½ tsp fenugreek … Read More

Chetna's Spinach-&-onion-pulao

Spinach & Onion Pulao

This spinach & onion pulao is a light and quick dinner from my 30 Minute Indian recipe book that doesn’t need a side with it – just some pickles and yoghurt, or perhaps some dhal or potato sabji. Ingredients 2 medium onions, thinly sliced2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tbsp fennel seeds4-5 cloves4-5 black peppercorns3 cloves garlic, grated1 tsp salt1 tsp chilli … 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 Coriander-peanut-chutney

Best Coriander Peanut Chutney

Chutney is so important in Indian cooking as it brings the food alive and gives more flavour. This chutney can be made in minutes and then frozen in small portions to use when needed. Ingredients 30g peanutsSmall onion, roughly chopped3 small, green chillies, ends removed2 garlic cloves, peeled20g mint leaves40g coriander leaves½ tsp salt1 tsp sugarJuice of 1 lime/lemon Method … 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