Minced mutton is perfect for this spicy Indian curry dish but it will work with lamb or beef, too. Remove the cinnamon stick and cardamon pods before serving, or warm your guests! Serve with extra yogurt and freshly chopped coriander.
This recipe hails from North India. My mum uses just the right amount of spices to suit all. They're great as a main, sandwich filler or for picnics. Leftovers can be frozen.
I love the braised tofu served at Chinese restaurants, but at home I like to make it healthier (without the deep frying). In my version, I use a lot of vegetables to make it more filling. This dish is good on its own or with rice.
Chinese noodles are double cooked, first in water until al dente and then in a frying pan until crisp and brown. If you'd like to spice things up, replace the dark sesame oil with chilli oil.
Egg Foo Yung is a Chinese-American omelette dish that dates back to at least the 1930s. In this version, vegetables and prawns are combined with beaten eggs then fried and shaped into small bites. Served with a thick sauce made with chicken stock and soy sauce.
An unleavened pan fried bread from South Asia which is similar than pitta or naan. Ideally, I use the traditional roti pan called a tava. This version uses durum flour - the kind often used to make pasta - for its durability. If you can get to an Asian shop, look out for chakki atta, or stoneground wholemeal flour, to use instead.
This recipe is an old family favourite. A crisp and sweet flatbread that's fried on a flat pan. Everyone in my family loves it!
This is my mother's special, yet simple, recipe. Chicken marinated in garlic, oyster sauce and curry powder, then pan fried.
Easy, delectable tuna coated with sesame seeds and quickly seared. This Japanese-inspired dish is served rare, so be sure your tuna is fresh and of good quality.
Sweet juicy papaya, crisp leaves and aromatic herbs are a sensational combination in this Thai-inspired salad. Thai fragrant rice – jasmine rice simmered in stock and scented with lime leaves – is the perfect complement. If you can't get fresh lime leaves easily, they are available in jars at some supermarkets.