A simple dish. The recipe consists of a tin of baked beans, fresh coriander, fresh chillies and a mixture of different Indian herbs. The spicy beans go well with roti, in a sandwich, in a bap or as a side dish. An easy dish for those who like Indian food!
A cooling yoghurt side dish that is perfect when served alongside spicy curries. This version includes plump raisins, cashews, almonds and pistachios.
A colourful mixture of rice and flavourings makes a perfect background to any curry.
This simple recipe combines the traditional Indian flavours of aubergine, tomatoes, onions and coriander. This is excellent served with rice and dal.
A colourful, fragrant pilau rice. If desired, for presentation purposes, the rice can pressed into a lightly-oiled bowl, inverted and un-moulded on to a decorative serving plate, and then garnished with fresh coriander and slices of lime and tomato.
serve with steamed fish
This recipe is handed down from my mum's mum. This is NOT a dessert (not sweet), but more like a 'quick bread' for the Chinese. This 'cake' is usually made and eaten during the Chinese New Year or its slices are usually found all year round as dim sum in Chinese restaurants. This cake can be kept for 1 week in the fridge (but usually it's finished within a day!!)
Chinese-style green beans with lots of flavour! This recipe is made for a large party; but it can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or warm.
This is a very common cold dish eaten all over China and it's very easy to prepare. Depends on your personal taste, you can choose to add more or omit the dried red chillies.
It's simply yummy - this is an Indian aubergine recipe. I am sure you'll love it.
A very simple stir-fry dish. The reason for using only soya sauce for stir-frying cabbage is that it brings out the natural sweetness in the cabbage itself.
A very South Indian dish that is quick to make and easy on the stomach.
This is a delicious and savoury curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main course, or as a side dish with fish or chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!
Make your own pulao rice with this easy peasy recipe. The perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal.
This is my favourite creation that combines Asian flavours with this wonderful veggie.
A vegetarian delight that is a brilliant side to any curry, though it does perfectly well on its own!
A refreshingly different raita made with tomatoes and yoghurt. Natural yoghurt is mixed with tomatoes, chana dal, mustard seeds, asafoetida and green chilli. Serve alongside something hot and spicy.
This is lovely served as an accompniment to curries or can also be served as a dip!
This is a great way of making use of any leftover rice. The rice is simply stir-fried with mushrooms, baby sweetcorn, carrots, peppers and peas. Totally easy and so delicious.
I am always asked why my basmati rice tastes so good. Whatever people tell you, without soaking it, it will never reach perfection! Follow this rule and few other simple steps, and you'll have perfect rice every time!