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Banana Loaf

banana loaf

Are you thinking banana loaf isn’t very Indian and not very spicy, well, that’s true as most Indian mums use their ovens to store their oil filled Karahi, a thick steel deep fat fryer, my mum’s was a juggling act as it didn’t have a flat bottom and it was filled with oil and stored […]

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Bhajes

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Quite possibly my best dish, very similar to Punjabi pakoras, with a subtle spicing difference and of course a combination of red or white onions, it’s a savoury dish I make without fresh coriander, saving that for the delicious and fresh tamarind dip which accompanies these little crispy fried, dumplings. Garam Masala for this recipe, […]

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Chapaties, Roti or Flatbreads

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Chapaties or roti are the daily staple bread in many Asian homes, we each have our own style and the recipe I share is a typical Punjabi recipe, the wheat flour is traditional atta, available in many Asian stores and larger supermarkets, I always choose medium flour, which is healthier than the white and not […]

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Lamb or Beef Kebabs

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This time of year, we need quick recipes that taste great and can be served with a drink or just a versatile and easy dish which can be a starter or part of your buffet table, these kebabs ticks all the boxes for speed, convenience and you can even prepare ahead and cook at the […]

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Pumpkin Parathas

pumpkin paratha

  A very popular Punjabi breakfast, stuffed flat breads, they can be eaten any time of the day, simply delicious with some yoghurt, pickles, daal or just a nice cup of masala chai (tea). These stuffed flat breads are cooked in a frying pan and such a treat when home made. The traditional Indian mum […]

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Tava Chicken

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I love this recipe, simple, so much flavour, use chicken thigh with bone left in for maximum flavour, this one is a spicy one and great on wraps etc the next day. Traditionally, you would cook this on a tava (flat frying pan, a traditional chappatti pan), my OCD won’t allow anything other than breads […]

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Vegetable Somosas

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A little Christmas favourite, triangular pastry parcels willed with a delicious filling.  If you can season these well, they will be far superior to anything you have ever had before, I promise you. Somosas are complicated, time consuming and am always disappointed when trying others and I have decided that making them myself is the […]

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