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.
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.
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 Japanese recipe for an all-round dipping sauce. This is one serving - make as much as you need.
This is a wonderfully crunchy and refreshing salad.
This is a spicy Thai-inspired salad. Double or triple the recipe to use for a buffet or summer barbecue.
This version of the delicious, creamy Middle Eastern dip uses yoghurt and is delightful with raw vegetables or toasted pitta triangles. It is much lower in fat than classic houmous.
A Japanese recipe for cucumbers marinated in vinegar, sugar, salt and ginger. So simple but so delicious!
This is great for fish and chicken.
I make this houmous all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier than shop-bought without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the chillies! Serve with tortilla crisps, pitta triangles or fresh vegetables. Add more of the reserved chickpea liquid for a smoother dip.