Indian Veg Puffs

Indian Veg Puffs

This is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables or even any fairly dry curry as a filling for these street food style Indian puffs which are technically pastry encased savoury treats.   Makes about 8-10 puffs    2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric or…

Enchiladas

Enchiladas

An enchilada is a wrap made from an unleavened flatbread filled with vegetables or meat and surrounded by a sauce. This is a variation on the enchilada using any store cupboard ingredients that are available which included some wraps and a tin of black beans. Allspice is not essential and can be replaced with black…

Onion Fritters - Pyaaz Pakora

Onion Fritters - Pyaaz Pakora

Pakoras, sometimes called bhajis or bhajias, are batter-fried snacks usually eaten as a starter. The batter is made of spiced chickpea or gram flour that is gluten free. This flour is used to coat vegetables or fish to create a variety of fritters. This recipe is taken from the Easy Indian Cookbook.   Makes about…

African Chickpea Stew

African Chickpea Stew

Serves 6-8 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp allspice 1 tsp curry powder A pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli powder 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 2 tsp tomato puree 1 x 450g can chopped tomatoes 2  x 450g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed…

Gram Flour Potato Balls - Batata Vada

Gram Flour Potato Balls - Batata Vada

Makes about 12-15 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil 600g fluffy white or red potatoes, peeled, boiled and coarsely chopped ½ tsp each brown mustard seeds and turmeric and ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 2 green chillies, finely chopped 30g coriander leaves, washed and chopped ¼ tsp each ground cumin and baking powder 150g…

Fresh Green Coriander Chutney

Fresh Green Coriander Chutney

Coriander Chutney is an eternal favourite: it goes well with many snacks, such as pakoras or onion bhajis. It is often used as a relish when making vegetable sandwiches in India. Serves 4 75g-100g coriander leaves, washed and coarsely chopped 2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 2 green chillies, roughly chopped Juice of…