I had a minty lemonade when I was travelling in the Middle East. I wanted to try and imitate it. It cools you down on a hot summer day! Adjust the amount of mint to taste.
You will never recognise your leftover Christmas turkey when you combine it with Asian ingredients to create this delicious yet quick and easy dish. You may end up making turkey just to have leftovers!
From the same botanical family known as laver in Wales, slouk in Scotland and sloke in Ireland, nori is a type of Japanese seaweed, sold dried in thin, dark-green sheets. The flavour is distinctive and savoury. Nori is usually combined with rice in Japanese cooking, but it is also good with vegetables, particularly potatoes.
Serve this cooling yoghurt relish with a spicy Indian meal.
Shrikhand is a creamy strained yoghurt dessert from western India served here with dates, lychees, papaya and pomegranate.
Oven-baked crisps are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated too. Here, thin slices of beetroot and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for a spicy South-east Asian mixture. If possible, slice the vegetables with a mandolin to ensure they are all an even thickness.
Crisp, stir-fried sugarsnap peas make a fresh contrast with soft noodles and rich, roasted duck served with a quick-and-easy sauce of honey, soy sauce and lime juice. Delicious!
This simple rice is the perfect side dish for an Indian curry. The coconut cream adds a delicious richness to plain old rice.
Saffron is expensive, but it adds a wonderful luxurious flavour to rice. Serve with Indian and Persian dishes.
Add cardamom, rosewater, nuts and sulatanas to canned rice pudding for a more updated, international version of a classic dessert.