This is a rich and creamy Indian dessert recipe with the goodness of milk, nuts and the natural sweetness of carrots.
I had a minty lemonade when I was travelling in the Middle East. I wanted to try and immitate it. It cools you down on a hot summer day! Adjust the amount of mint to taste.
This basic recipe for houmous is quick and easy - you'll have no reason to buy it from the supermarket again!
Growing tired of takeaways? Make your own basmati to go with a spicy homemade curry.
Classic houmous made with chickpeas, onion, tahini, garlic, lemon, cumin and olive oil - then flavoured and coloured with beetroot.
Chinese five spice seasoning is made up of cloves, anise seed, star anise, cinnamon and ginger. You can find it premixed in any supermarket. The chicken breasts are sprinkled with this spice, marinated and baked.
Serve with a spicy chilli or minty yoghurt sauce. Try other vegetables too, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli and asparagus. You can also use paneer.
This is a Persian dish of chicken stewed in a pomegranate and walnut sauce. As they do in Iran, serve Khoresht Fesenjaan with white rice.
These tasty chickpea-based balls, flavoured with garlic, chilli and lots of fresh coriander, make a delicious alternative to rice or potatoes. Cooked traditionally as an Indian dish the balls would be deep-fried, but here they are baked.
This irridescent milk jelly, delicately perfumed with almond, is set off to perfection by the exotic flavours and beautiful colours of the mixed fruit salad. Very little sugar is needed as the fruit provides natural sweetness.