Shahi paneer that my family loves.
A stir-fry bursting with flavour... sweet, fresh, spicy and delicious. A really unusual treat.
My own variation on that old favourite, cauliflower cheese - a mix of healthy, vitamin rich veg covered with creamy cheese sauce with a touch of zing, finished of with a melt in the mouth golden, crunchy, cheesy topping - yum!
This makes for a luxuriously rich vegetarian meal, prepared in only an hour thanks to a few shortcuts. Aubergine slices are dipped in egg and breadcrumbs, then baked instead of fried. The slices are layered with tomato pasta sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.
An easy vegetarian pasta dish that's perfect for a quick weeknight supper. A hearty and delicious tomato, spinach and black bean sauce is served over whole wheat pasta. It's also great served with brown rice, and you can substitute tinned borlotti beans for the black beans.
This dish has a mild ginger flavour that can be adjusted according to taste. Works well with tofu. Serve over steamed jasmine rice.
This is an authentic comforting, cure-all soup from Korea. It is spicy and fresh, and easy to make once you have all the ingredients! You will have to visit your local Asian shop for some of the ingredients. Vegetarians may substitute vegetable stock for the beef.
A delicious and satisfying Mediterranean-inspired blend of Swiss chard, olives, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with pasta.
This lasagne uses cheeses that have a lower fat content than many traditional hard cheeses.
These stuffed peppers, filled with thin noodles in a savoury custard, make an ideal first course to serve 4, or a light vegetarian lunch for 2 served with an assortment of salads and plenty of warm bread. Any colour of pepper suggested can be used, but avoid green peppers which are not as sweet.
This quick main dish can be served hot or cool. The pasta is topped with feta cheese, which has a fresh, salty flavour that goes well with pancetta, the Italian bacon, chickpeas and tomato in the sauce. For best results, use a tubular or thick pasta shape that will complement the chunky sauce.
This rich Japanese-style broth, flavoured with vibrant fresh herbs, ginger and garlic, peps up firm, white cubes of tofu and long strands of earthy buckwheat noodles. It is a delicious low-fat vegetarian recipe for protein-rich tofu. Serve it for lunch or supper, with fresh fruit to follow.
This is a traditional Ligurian dish that is usually made with potatoes, green beans and baby broad beans. Here, broccoli and courgettes boost the green vegetable content. The pesto sauce used to dress the pasta and vegetables is lighter than most, but still packs a wonderful flavoursome punch.
Oven-roasted vegetables, tender and scented with garlic, make a chunky dressing that is great with wide pasta noodles. A sprinkling of crunchy sunflower seeds adds texture as well as additional nutritional benefits.
For Egypt's vegetarians this highly spiced dish is a protein staple. On their own, lentils do not contain a lot of protein, but combined with the wheat in the pasta, they make a good protein dish that is low in fat.
This open pie, with its richly flavoured ‘risotto’ crust and Mediterranean vegetable filling topped with melting cubes of soft mozzarella, looks wonderful and tastes sensational! Serve with a chunky green salad of chopped celery and chicory tossed with a little plain low-fat yogurt and chopped fresh mint.
A little spice can turn a few everyday ingredients into something special. This simple, satisfying dish provides a wealth of vital vitamins and minerals and the right balance of essential protein and fibre. Serve with basmati rice and/or warm naan bread for plenty of energy-giving starchy carbohydrate.
Quick and easy to make, this filling and colourful main course is low in saturated fat but high in flavour. It is a great recipe to tempt even the most ardent of meat-eaters into enjoying a vegetable-based meal.
Moist risotto served with a simple side salad makes a satisfying carbohydrate-rich meal, and the risotto can be endlessly varied – all sorts of other vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned or dried) can be used instead of broad beans. To achieve the perfect texture, use risotto rice such as arborio and add the hot stock in stages.
Unlike many aubergine recipes which swim in oil, this one has just enough extra virgin olive oil to enrich and enhance the vegetables in a dish that goes down well with both vegetarians and meat-eaters. This is a great cook-ahead dish, and it is delicious with crusty bread or baked potatoes and salad.