This is a rich and creamy Indian dessert recipe with the goodness of milk, nuts and the natural sweetness of carrots.
Growing tired of takeaways? Make your own basmati to go with a spicy homemade curry.
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.
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.
A lower-fat form of traditional pilau rice is the ideal partner for a range of spicy dishes.
Aromatic cardamom lends its rich flavour to this simple but luxurious side dish.
Shrikhand is a creamy strained yoghurt dessert from western India served here with dates, lychees, papaya and pomegranate.
This cake is simple, delicious and gluten-free! Cake batter is made with glutinous rice flour, which is topped with red bean paste, more cake batter, walnuts and sesame seeds.
Slices of pork fillet are combined with peppers, tomatoes, pineapple and onion in a sweet and sour sauce. I hope you will like it. Serve with rice.
This is my take on a warming Kashmiri style rogan josh curry that you might get in a classic British curry house. Mine is less brightly red, but has a richer flavour, brought out by cooking the meat with bones to draw out a meatier stock. You can tweak the heat levels yourself by increasing the chilli used if you are after a hotter flavour.
I am often asked about vegetarian recipes that are quick and easy. This is one I came up with during National Vegetarian Week as a lightly spiced and simple way of making a balanced, Indian light supper. You can tweak the recipe by changing the tofu for Quorn if you prefer. It is based around a Keralan style of cuisine, light and with coconut milk.
This gorgeous recipe is from my daughter's grandmother who visited us from Pakistan. It uses simple ingredients and is very delicious. Never known anyone dislike it yet :-)
How to make a fish curry in Sri Lankan style. Fresh tuna is dressed with simple curry spices and garlic.
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Rice vermicelli is partnered with seeds and coconut to make a savoury meat-free dish.
I like balti curries as for me they are a blend between Chinese stir fries and Indian curries - they are not really of course! Here's my take on chicken balti. It is actually not as bad as the list looks as it is really a case of putting all the ingredients together in a wok to stir fry.
This is my take on a Thai soup recipe -- minus the gluten and more of the good stuff!
This is a fun, delicious little dessert to impress your friends. This recipe uses typical ingredients found in Thai desserts like tapioca, coconut and pandan leaves.
Sweet potatoes are sweetened with palm sugar and flavoured with fresh ginger in this Asian-style dessert. You can find palm sugar in major supermarkets or in Thai food shops. It gives a nice caramelly taste and appearance to the dish but if you can't find it easily - you could try using maple syrup or golden brown sugar instead.
This gluten-free dessert is delicious! A light and crispy coconut batter encases a soft and sweet banana filling. Enjoy with coconut ice cream or drizzled with honey or golden syrup.