This starter or party nibble tastes even better with a chutney made from yoghurt, crushed mint leaves and chopped green chillies.
These savoury fritters are made with split pea flour and a blend of mild spices. An East Indian snack that goes well with mango chutney!
Coriander and yoghurt give these samosas the authentic Indian flavour. This is an amazing recipe that will surprise you with how easy it is to make samosas like an Indian restaurant.
This is a traditional Indian dessert. Spongy milky balls soaked in rose scented syrup. Delicious with fresh cream, Kulfi, ice cream etc. To make it even more fancy, sprinkle gold-leaf on top of each serving.
A Bengali lives by fish and rice. Living in North America, I had to adapt to the fact that I could not get the fish that I grew up with in India. So I learnt to eat catfish, trout, salmon and striped bass etc. Catfish is one of my favourites, as the fatty fish lends itself to a lot of moisture and it doesn't smell fishy at all - if its fresh! This is a recipe I came up with on a whim.
This is an easy dish to prepare, yet makes for a unique starter - especially if you're having an Indian-inspired dinner party.
These Indian pakoras made with aubergine are a little bit spicy and very flavourful. The sauce that goes with them is very light and refreshing and sets off the heat of the pakoras. A great addition to your next curry night.
These little fritters made with chickpea flour are really tasty served with a yoghurt, lime and coriander sauce. A perfect nibble for vegetarians. Leftovers can be incorporated into a delicious vegetarian curry.
Succulent pieces of halibut are dredged in flour and deep fried. They are served with a homemade sweet and sour sauce with pineapple and green pepper. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice, if desired.
I made this on a whim but it makes a deliciously different dessert. Reminds me of the banana fritters we used to get in our local Chinese when I was a teenager. Serve warm with a little vanilla ice cream.
Tempura adds a nice crispy layer to any small firm fish or to pieces of cod or lemon sole.
Suitably crunchy homemade fried onion rings. They take a bit of preparation but are certainly worth it.
Try this delicious vegetarian curry on a chilly autumn weekend evening or make it for your next dinner party with friends. It takes a bit of work but it's certainly worth it. Use the Dove's Farm brand of chickpea flour.
This recipe creates a wonderfully light and crisp batter. Use it to batter prawns, chicken, onion rings, vegetables or anything you fancy. There is enough batter here for eight prawns.
Pumpkin is steamed and deep fried and served with white radish (daikon) and dark soy sauce (shoyu) for dipping.
These stuffed savoury pastries are a traditional Indian favourite. Lamb and spices are cooked together to create a mouthwatering filling for the easy to make pastry. The recipe may seem complex, but it's actually fairly simple. Enjoy!
Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savoury, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.
Everyone loves these crispy spring rolls. Makes a great party nibble or dim sum dish. Serve with a variety of dipping sauces.
My favourite dish is sweet and sour pork. One day I invited a friend for dinner but she doesn't eat pork. So I I cooked Sweet and Sour Turkey instead and everybody enjoyed it. I have been cooking Sweet and Sour Turkey ever since.
This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.