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.
Easy to make! Serve with tortilla crisps, pitta triangles, veggies, or use on sandwiches.
Tahini-free houmous that only takes minutes to make, and is a favourite in our house. This houmous couldn't be easier!
This is a very tasty Indian chutney, prepared in moments in the blender. Lemon juice, coriander, green chilli, peanuts and ginger. Serve as a condiment with poppadoms.
This Indian sweet and sour chutney is excellent served with any Indian dish or with simple rice and beans. Tamarind extract, which lends the sour flavour, can be bought at Asian shops and in some supermarkets.
Bulgur wheat, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, spring onions with lots of parsley and mint, then tossed with olive oil and lemon juice in this fresh and light Middle Eastern salad. Chill before serving for best flavour.
Chunky peanut butter, garlic, fresh ginger and coriander blended into an exotic Asian-style dipping sauce or marinade. Great for satay. Use sweetened or unsweetened peanut butter, depending on your preference.
This recipe makes a huge batch - around 150 wontons. The great thing is you can freeze them. Wonton noodle soup is a traditional Cantonese meal served as a hearty breakfast or lunch. These wontons, made from seasoned pork and prawns, are the actual dumplings served with noodles and chicken stock. 'Dashi' - or fish flakes - is an optional ingredient, but adds wonderful flavour. The wrappers or skins are smaller than spring roll wrappers and can be bought fresh or frozen from Asian shops.
The Chinese-style dressing for this vibrant side salad, with zesty tones of ginger and coriander, complements the fresh flavours of sprouted beans and seeds, apple and vegetables. It's easy to sprout beans and seeds at home in jars – just soak overnight, then rinse daily until the sprouts appear.