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

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. Ingredients30g peanuts1 small 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 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. Ingredients8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into bitesize pieces (about 1”) For the Marinade3 tbsp natural yoghurt2 tbsp mustard/rapeseed/sublfowe oil3 garlic cloves, gratedthumb-sized piece of ginger, grated1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp … Read More

Chetna's Masala-Papdi

Masala Papdi

Papdi means pastry, and this is a quick and easy recipe for Papdis which are a delicious snack to eat with dips, hummus or chutney, or scrunched up as a chaat. Ingredients100g plain flour¼ tsp salt¼ tsp chilli powder¼ turmeric powder¼ tsp garam masala¼ tsp carom seeds1 tbsp dried fenugreek leavesSunflower oil Method – In a large bowl, add the … Read More

Chetna's Paneer-pav-bhaji

Paneer Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji with a twist – a quick and easy way to prepare it at home, using store cupboard spices, ready in 30 minutes! Ingredients2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped2 tbsp sunflower oil2 onions, finely choppedthumb-size piece of ginger, finely chopped2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 red pepper, chopped1 green pepper, chopped3 tomatoes, chopped1 tsp salt1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp ground … Read More

Chetna's Fenugreek-parathas

Fenugreek Parathas

You can sometimes find fresh fenugreek leaves in Asian supermarkets and this is a great recipe for when you do find them. These parathas are fantastic eaten hot, or equally great at room temperature for a picnic or in a lunch box.

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