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…

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…

Chicken Lababdar

Chicken Lababdar

Serves 2   2 tbsp sunflower oil  1 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion, grated 2 tomatoes, chopped or 200g can of chopped tomatoes 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 250g skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2cm pieces 2 tbsp butter…

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed or 2 tsp garlic puree 1.5 tbsp Cajun seasoning 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika  250g long grain rice, such as basmati 450g can plum tomatoes 500ml chicken stock 1 red pepper, thinly sliced   Heat…

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…

Chilli Beans

Chilli Beans

This is a quick and hearty dish which can be made within 20 minutes or cooked in advance and eaten a day later. Serves 4-6 3 tbsp olive oil 2 bay leaves 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 onions, finely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika A pinch of chilli powder a pinch…