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…

Pancakes

Pancakes

Fennel seeds known as ‘saunf’ in Hindi, can relieve bloating and stomach pains. The fennel adds a slightly sweet and spicy edge to a ‘traditional’ pancake.   Serves 4   100g plain flour 25g wholemeal plain flour 1 free range egg 300ml skimmed or semi skimmed milk (about half a pint of milk) 1 tsp…

Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Chocolate Sponge Pudding

This is a great way to use up cocoa powder in your store cupboard and make a pudding that’s a little different to the usual fudgy cakes or brownies. The vanilla gives the bit sponge an edge that tastes indulgent. Cocoa powder is not the same as drinking chocolate powder which more often than not…

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Basmati is an authentic Indian long grained rice that has a unique nutty flavour. It is very popular in India and all over the world, and is used in a wide variety of rice dishes: Plain steamed rice, pulaos, pilafs, biryanis or just different types of fried rice. Special occasion rice dishes are usually made…

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…