Indian Roast Chicken

Indian Roast Chicken

Kashmiri chilli powder is a ground chilli pepper which is mild to medium hot and and has a piquant yet warm distinct flavour. It also adds a naturally bright red colour to dishes. Dry whole Kashmiri chillies are medium in size, cone shaped with wrinkles and are dark red. You could substitute Kashmiri chilli powder…

Herby Hob Garlic Bread

Herby Hob Garlic Bread

Serves 4   1 long French stick of bread 3 tbsp butter, softened or olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed a few washed and chopped herbs such as garlic flowers, fresh thyme, sage, chervil 1 tsp dried thyme, for added flavour   Cut the baguette into 2cm thick slices at an angle.  In a small…

Guacamole

Guacamole

A refreshing chunky dunking dip that can accompany nachos or become a side dish with some rice and Mexican style beans.   Serves 4   2 ripe avocados 4 tomatoes, finely chopped Juice of 1 lime a few washed and finely chopped coriander leaves 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 red or green chilli, finely…

Rhubarb Mango and Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb Mango and Strawberry Crumble

This recipe makes the most of seasonal fruits such as rhubarb. I’ve added mango but if you have any blueberries, you could put those in. The ginger adds a touch of spice to a traditional crumble which is normally prepared using apples.   Serves 4   400g chopped rhubarb or approximately 3-4 sticks, chopped and…

Football Vindaloo

Football Vindaloo

This dish is brilliant because the preparation time is short and the curry will be ready at half time so you won’t miss any of the action. It’s a recipe for those who hate fiddly techniques and are lazy in the kitchen. Traditionally, vindaloo is made with garlic and wine or vinegar but it has…

Mango Fruit Salad

Mango Fruit Salad

Mango is the national fruit of India. It is also known traditionally as the food of the gods. Its leaves are used as floral decorations during Hindu marriages and religious ceremonies. Used in all sorts of sweet preparations, mangoes are delicious eaten on their own or with other fruits, such as in this refreshing salad.…