Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam Cake

You may have loads of jars of jam and don’t know what to do with any surplus. This is a cake which can be made only when you feel like having a spongy treat.   Serves 6 150g butter or margarine 2 eggs 100g caster sugar or granulated if you’ve run out of caster 1…

Turmeric and Mushroom Rice

Turmeric and Mushroom Rice

Serves 3-4   1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 100g mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp ground turmeric A pinch of sea salt  100g brown rice, washed  650ml water A few washed and chopped crinkly parsley leaves   Heat a saucepan on a…

Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

This is a quick way to hunt through your vegetable drawer and get out all the veg that may need using up in some way or another. I found a couple of carrots, some mushrooms and a potato. There was some fresh rosemary too which I used but you could add dried herbs such as…

Black Beans with Garlic and Allspice

Black Beans with Garlic and Allspice

This is a quick recipe that can be prepared with any type of tinned pulses and beans such as kidney beans, pinto beans or even chickpeas or red lentils. If you don’t have allspice, you could try a pinch of garam masala. Improvise as much as you like but don’t over do it on the…

Spiced White Fish Cooked in Coconut - Meen Molee

Spiced White Fish Cooked in Coconut - Meen Molee

The combination of the coconut and tamarind gives this dish a distinctive sweet-and-sour flavour that is typical of Kerala, in the south of India. This recipe is taken from the new cookbook – Easy Indian Cookbook, available here.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easy-Indian-Cookbook-Deliciously-Recipes/dp/1848993854/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=easy+indian+cookbook+manju&qid=1584008770&sr=8-2   Serves 4   2 tbsp tamarind pulp 1 tsp ground cumin  1 tsp ground coriander…