Dal Makhani - Creamy Buttery Lentils

In rural Punjab in northern India, al fresco eating mainly occurs in self-service roadside joints called dhabas, frequently by truck drivers and travellers. They always serve dal makhani. which is cooked on a slow fire, often simmering for hours until the lentils turn creamy and are well flavoured with spices. The dal is sometimes rounded…

Baked Beans Balti

Baked Beans Balti

Technically, a ‘balti’ means a bucket. But this recipe uses four spices to create an exotic twist to a store cupboard favourite. It makes a change to traditional beans on toast and also makes a great breakfast accompaniment to eggs. Serves 2 1 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil a pinch of asafoetida (optional) 1 small…