This is a heavenly roasted aubergine dip which originates from Lebanon. Delicious served with pitta, vegetables and houmous as part of a meze platter, or - of course - on it's own!
Asian ingredients give these barbecued chops loads of flavour. They can also be put in the oven and grilled.
Popular throughout the Middle East, this thick and chunky Arab omelette is served flat, not rolled or folded, and is more like a cake. It is packed with vegetables and chickpeas, and is equally delicious hot or cold – ideal for a picnic. Serve with a simple tomato and red onion salad, and garlic flat bread.
Couscous makes a brilliant base for a quick salad, as it only needs a brief soaking in hot stock (or water). Here it is combined with chickpeas, dates, oranges and pistachios for a Middle Eastern-style vegetarian dish.
Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pitta. But for a balanced meal, turn it into this more substantial salad with the addition of crisp salad vegetables.
That old-fashioned chicken salad has adopted a new-fashioned Oriental accent. Grilled chicken is tossed with a healthy mix of oranges, spring onions, mangetout and lychees and is then crowned with a drizzle of smooth peanut dressing.
This Asian noodle salad makes a good, quick one-pot meal, and the sky's your limit when it comes to what other vegetables to add.
Here is a quick recipe for a salad with a Thai flair that is elegant and good enough for the fanciest party. It's not only a healthy alternative, but tastes fantastic.
Nargisi kofta are boiled eggs wraped with a layer of seasoned minced lamb. The preparation is a little labour-intensive, but it's all worth it. It makes a delicious party dish.
So this is one of those times when I open the fridge and I have nothing that I can make a whole dish out of. I wanted some protein - but didn't have any that matched up to my ingredients. So I finally pulled out my emergency ration of paneer. Now the dilemma was - how do I cook it! I am starting to hate cooking the "curry" way. I wanted something different. So this is what I came up with.