Ultimate Vada Pav

This is the king of Indian sandwiches. It’s a popular Indian street food, featuring a spicy potato fritter nestled in a soft bun and topped with flavourful chutneys.

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. Ingredients200g 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

Masala Dosa

A dosa is a kind of Indian pancake, a very popular street food best enjoyed with sambhar, spiced potatoes and a selection of chutneys. As the rice and lentils need to soak and ferment, it does take a couple of days to prepare, but it’s well worth the wait! Ingredients For the Dosa300g basmati rice100g urad dal (split black lentils)2 … Read More

Sambhar Masala

This spice blend recipe was passed down to me by a family friend and is tried and trusted. It is the key ingredient to making authentic sambhar masala or South Indian lentils. Ingredients50g coriander seeds10 dried red chillies (mixed varieties, stalks removed)1 tbsp black mustard seeds1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)1 tbsp chana dal (split chickpeas)1 tbsp toor dal … Read More

Potato Chickpea Chaat

A delicious and quick aloo chaat, a very popular Indian street food. A chaat can be anything, and just means something sour with something sweet, and the key is that it is quick to make.Serves 4 Ingredients½ tsp salt½ tsp chilli powder1 tsp ground cumin1 tbsp amchur powder (dried mango powder)1 tsp chaat masala3 potatoes, peeled and diced3-4 tbsp sunflower … Read More

Veg Kadhai Pulao

This delicious recipe is inspired by tawa pulao, a very popular street food from Mumbai.Serves 4 Ingredients400g basmati rice2-3 tbsp sunflower oil2 tbsp salted butter1 tsp cumin seeds2 garlic cloves, grated2 brown onions, finely chopped3 tomatoes, chopped1 green pepper, finely chopped1 carrot grated1 tsp salt½ tsp turmeric½ tsp chilli powder3 tsp pav bhaji masalacoriander leaves, choppedplain yoghurt to serve (optional) … Read More

Karela Papdi from The Cardamom Trail

These light crispy snacks are great fun and simple to make. My mum makes these a lot. You won’t be able to stop eating them! You can find the full recipe in my book ‘The Cardamom Trail’. Enjoy!

My little taste of Punjab

It was my first ever trip to Punjab. My grandparents originally came from Punjab before they moved to central India but I had never had a chance to visit before December 2015. My whole family decided to take a trip to Amritsar in Punjab as I had long wanted to visit the Golden Temple. We took a train from New … Read More