1947 London - A Food Love Story

1947 London - A Food Love Story

Once you enter ‘1947 London’ cosily nestled in the heart of the UK’s capital, you’re greeted with a spectacular wall design by paper artist Karen Navalta. It’s an awesome 3D mural of rose-gold, copper and frosted plum roses. This striking feature leads us to a vast dining area of plush curved booths finished in rich…

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy Salad Anchovies are small salt water fish shiny and silver in colour native to the Mediterranean. They add a piquancy to any dish and only a few are required to lift the flavours of any dish. They are available predominantly preserved in oil. If you do not use all the anchovies from…

Cinnamon Lounge - Isleworth

Cinnamon Lounge - Isleworth

Resilience in the restaurant market comes with being creative with menus while maintaining a certain level of food familiarity. And this is evident in Cinnamon Lounge located in Isleworth in west London. The Chef-Patron Shameem Ahmed who has trained with India’s renowned Oberoi Hotel Group has been armed with unusual dishes as well as firm…

White Chocolate Indian Fudge - Barfi

White Chocolate Indian Fudge - Barfi

Chocolate couverture is chocolate used for cooking which contains a high content of cocoa  butter around 30-40 percent. This fudge also a great way to introduce children to different spice flavours.   Makes about 8 pieces 150g white chocolate couverture 1 tsp unsalted butter the seeds of 4-5 green cardamom pods, crushed (optional) 150g full…

Potato and Gram Flour Fritters - Aloo Pakora

Potato and Gram Flour Fritters - Aloo Pakora

This is another way to eat a street food snack known as pakoras which are extremely moreish so I warn you to eat in moderation and make them on special occasions such as a tea time get-together. Serves 2 sunflower oil for deep-frying (approximately 500ml) pinch of coriander seeds, slightly crushed pinch of turmeric 1/4 tsp…

Spiced Cauliflower with Olives - Gobhi Masala with Olives

Spiced Cauliflower with Olives - Gobhi Masala with Olives

Although edible olives are not indigenous to the Indian sub-continent, they are increasingly becoming popular in restaurants and shops in major cities of India.   Serves 2-3 300g cauliflower florets, cut into 4cm pieces 5 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 green chillies, finely chopped 2-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp turmeric…