Exotic Fruit Salad

Exotic Fruit Salad

Prep: 5 Minutes Cook: 0 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 ripe mango ½ pineapple or a can of pineapple chunks in water, drained 1 papaya 1 banana, sliced 2 kiwi fruit 8 strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced juice of ½ lime 1 small bunch fresh mint, leaves picked 1 tsp runny honey 200g yogurt Method:…

Vegetable Rissoles - Vegetable Chop

Vegetable Rissoles - Vegetable Chop

These are a vegetarian delight served in the street stalls of Kolkata. Most of these snacks are deep fried but I’ve created a ‘sauté’ version which tastes less greasy and if I may say, much better in flavour.

Olive Pakoras

Olive Pakoras

Prep: 10 Minutes Cook: 15 Minutes Serves: Makes 8-10 Ingredients: 100g gram flour or besan 1/2 tsp salt 1 green chilli, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, crushed 1/4 tsp coriander seeds, crushed 8-10 olives Oil for deep frying Method:  In a large bowl, tip in the gram flour with the salt, chilli, cumin and…

Samosas

Samosas

Samosas are either stuffed with minced meat or potatoes which is the more popular of the two. They do take time to prepare with several stages involved so if you are planning to make some for a special event, they can be filled and shaped the night before and fried on the day.

Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets

Prep: 15 Minutes Cook: 10 Minutes, plus 20 minutes boiling potatoes and chicken Serves: 4 Makes about 12-15 cutlets Ingredients: 500g boneless and skinless chicken pieces, cooked and shredded (see below) 1/4 tsp turmeric 1-2 fluffy potatoes, such as King Edward or Maris Piper (approximately 250g in weight) 3 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil 1…

Tapioca Patties - Sabudana Vada

Tapioca Patties - Sabudana Vada

Prep: 10 Minutes, plus 20 minutes boiling potatoes Cook: 10 Minutes Serves: 4 Makes 15-20 patties Ingredients: 200g tapioca 400g white or fluffy potatoes, peeled and boiled 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 12 whole peanuts, roasted and crushed (optional) 30g coriander leaves, washed and roughly chopped sunflower or groundnut oil for frying…