This is a traditional recipe for a Garam Masala spice mix. It's used in many Indian dishes. You can make it in advance and store if for a few months in an air-tight container.
A cooling yoghurt side dish that is perfect when served alongside spicy curries. This version includes plump raisins, cashews, almonds and pistachios.
This is a wonderfully crunchy and refreshing salad.
Wonderful accompaniment for a spicy Indian or even Mexican meal. Helps digestion as well.
This healthy and versatile dressing is superb when drizzled over a salad or barbecued meats, and also acts as an excellent dip for toasted pitta. Tofu can be soft or firm, but do not use extra firm tofu. For a little heat, try adding a small amount of wasabi before blending.
Add cardamom, rosewater, nuts and sulatanas to canned rice pudding for a more updated, international version of a classic dessert.
This is a very common cold dish eaten all over China and it's very easy to prepare. Depends on your personal taste, you can choose to add more or omit the dried red chillies.
A refreshing Indian yoghurt drink.
It's a great take on the famous Mango Lassi that you tend to see at various Indian restaurants because it takes the flavour to a higher and much more complex level.
A wonderful savoury lassi to accompany your favourite curry.
A traditional Indian drink/dessert. Surprisingly refreshing but rich, this has a memorable taste. It can be served warm in winter, or over ice in summer.
This is my take on Mexican guacamole with a Japanese kick. Avocado combines with chillies, wasabi, lime and more for a fantastic dip for tortilla chips, crudites or even use it to make sushi.
I adore this hot sauce as it's good with rice, noodles, salsa, meat - anything you want to heat up with a tang.
This is probably the best tasting tofu dish that you'll ever try. Dried tofu is tossed with fresh coriander and spring onions in a sweetened soy-sesame oil dressing. Serve as a starter.
This simple Chinese salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Preserved duck eggs are tossed with tofu, coriander, spring onions and garlic.
This salad is spicy, light, refreshing and packed full of flavour. Sliced cucumbers are tossed in a hot and spicy dressing. Serve as cold starter.
This is a popular Chinese dish, which is made by bashing the cucumber, before slicing and tossing it with a wonderful dressing. Enjoy as a cold starter.
This cucumber raita is flavoured with fresh mint, fresh coriander and a touch of ground cumin. You'll be making this often!
This is a Vietnamese inspired chicken salad and is perfect for those hot summer evenings. Shredded chicken is tossed together with cabbage, oil and lemon juice.
This is a wonderful Vietnamese style dish. Although it's called a salad, you can serve it alongside freshly cooked rice. Chicken is tossed with cabbage, carrot and onion in a fresh and fragrant dressing.