Indian Pistachio Ice Cream - Pista Kulfi

Indian Pistachio Ice Cream – Pista Kulfi Serves 12 5 cups of full cream milk 2 level tbsp cornflour 1 tin condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cardamon seeds kewra essence 1 tbsp pistachio nuts   Mix the milk and condensed milk stirring continuously. Make a paste of cornflour with 2tbsp of water and add to…

Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms

Serve as a first course or as a side vegetable with pork chops or lamb cutlets. The nice addition is the parsley to give it that extra flavour. Serves 4 20 flat black mushrooms, stalks removed 4 tbsp olive oil 2 small lemons, zest removed and chopped, juice squeezed salt and pepper 100g fresh breadcrumbs…

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…

Rose infused sweet Indian Fritters - Jalebi

Rose infused sweet Indian Fritters - Jalebi

Makes about 24 125g plain flour 2 tbsp gram flour ¼ tsp baking powder  1/8 tsp ground turmeric 125ml natural yogurt 800ml cold water 450g caster sugar 1.5 tsp rosewater or 6 drops rose extract  400g ghee 3 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped   In a medium bowl, whisk together the plain flour, gram flour, baking…

African Mango and Cucumber Salad

African Mango and Cucumber Salad

1 cucumber, chopped into small quartered pieces 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced (optional) 1 tsp groundnut oil 3 tomatoes, finely chopped 2 green jalapenos, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cumin a pinch of cinnamon 2 mangoes, pitted and diced 2 tbsp dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely crushed (optional) 1 tbsp washed and chopped…

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Have you ever heard of ‘leftover chocolate’? Yes, contrary to popular belief, it does exist and I’m sure that you may have some left in a store cupboard somewhere including some Easter eggs. This recipe is one way to use up chocolate and make a once in a while treat to share. You could also…