Kolhapuri Lamb Masala

Kolhapuri Lamb Masala

This dish comes from Maharashtra in western India and is a recipe that works well in the winter because of its robust spice blend consisting of warming (garam) spices. This can be served with plain basmati rice or some plain naans. Kolhapuri Masala Ingredients: Serves 4 500g stewing lamb  2 tsp crushed garlic  1/4 tsp…

Mackerel Pâté

Mackerel Pâté

This is a quick way to eat oily fish. The pâté can be used as a sandwich filler or spread on some toast, You can make this pâté with smoked mackerel or even sardines. Serves 4 88g can boneless and skinless mackerel fillets, drained 40g butter, softened 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp black pepper A few…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Serves 6-8 2 large aubergines (about 650g) 1/4 tsp black pepper Juice of 1 lemon, plus a little extra 2 tbsp tahini 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp chopped mint or flat-leaf parsley 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil green olives, for garnish Sweet paprika, for garnish   Blacken the aubergines over a gas hob…

Cheesy Nachos

Cheesy Nachos

This is a  favourite at most parties and also when you fancy a quick snack with friends. Serves 3-4 200g tortilla chips 50g cheddar cheese or Red Leicester, grated ¼ tsp ground cumin 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 small red tomato, finely chopped or 4 tbsp salsa 2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped…

Indian Apricot Whip – Khubani ka Meetha

Indian Apricot Whip – Khubani ka Meetha

Dried apricots are excellent sources of dietary fibre and are high in potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure. This is a sweet dish from Hyderabad that’s served on special occasions. It is usually made with cream but I have used yogurt instead. This recipe is taken from Everyday Healthy Indian Cookery.  Image…

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

This makes a change to the traditional bread and butter pudding and adds that festive touch by using Italian panettone. Half a teaspoon of  vanilla extract can be added to the custard for further indulgence. Serves 4 60g raisins 1 tbsp orange zest 3 tbsp dark rum 200ml milk 100ml double cream 2 eggs 30g caster sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 30g butter,…