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Herby Seeded Wholemeal Pizza Dough

Herby Seeded Wholemeal Pizza Dough

Pizza in my house is a weekly affair, that’s right. You can judge me, but you know you wish it was in yours too! You might be thinking we’re eating pretty unhealthy in the Sweet Chilli Kitchen household, but let me correct you. Homemade sauce, […]

Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese with Soya Mince

Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese with Soya Mince

This truly is a quick and easy recipe and I know you’re going to love it. My hard-core carnivore best mate says its without doubt the best spag bol she’s ever had… so come on… give it a go! Before turning vegan I used to […]

Creamy Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Pasta with an Olive, Sundried Tomato & Herb Crumb

Creamy Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Pasta with an Olive, Sundried Tomato & Herb Crumb

Hubby and I love pasta and over the years I’ve experimented with so many different sauces, toppings and flavours. The options really are endless and you can be so versatile. More recently we switched to wholewheat and protein pastas (made from lentils, quinoa, edamame etc). […]

Clove & Cardamom Scented Matar Pilaf Wholegrain Rice

Clove & Cardamom Scented Matar Pilaf Wholegrain Rice

I’m not a huge fan of rice, especially white rice. A few years ago I made the switch from white rice to wholegrain rice and I much prefer it. Its light, rich in fibre, has a lovely bite and slightly nutty taste. This is one […]

Simple Panjabi Daal

Simple Panjabi Daal

A much as I’d love to be able to cook a feast every night, between work, being a mum and keeping my household running it’s just not doable. And some nights I just want to come home and cook something which is quick and easy, […]

Green Bean, Cashew and Sweetcorn Curry

Green Bean, Cashew and Sweetcorn Curry

 I love experimenting with curries. Especially when the result is as successful as this recipe. I’ve adapted this one from my okra, potato and onion dry masala curry. Using the same dry masala as a base but given a completely new twist with sweetcorn, cashews […]

Wholegrain Rice Roasted Veg Biriyani

Wholegrain Rice Roasted Veg Biriyani

Traditionally biriyani is a luxurious rice and meat dish. Fragranced with saffron and rose water, cooked with heaps of ghee (clarified butter) and given substance with lamb or chicken which is marinated generously in a spicy yogurt and cooked over a charcoal grill before being […]

Spiced Spinach Curry

Spiced Spinach Curry

I don’t know about you but I’m definitely conscious of making sure I get enough greens in my diet. But being the foody that I am, I tend to prefer my veg a little jazzed up and often I like the veg to be the […]

Cassava “Mogo” Curry

Cassava “Mogo” Curry

Growing up in an East African Indian Family, Cassava is something I’ve grown up eating in a variety of forms. From Cassava chips to deep fried cassava balls, I’ve had it all. And I absolutely love it. Known as Mogo to me (the Swaheli name […]

Veg Manchurian – vegetable dumplings in a sweet, tangy & spicy gravy

Veg Manchurian – vegetable dumplings in a sweet, tangy & spicy gravy

This is another one of my favourite Indo-Chinese dishes. If you’ve not tried vegetable Manchurian, you’re in for an explosion of a surprise. Lightly fragranced fried vegetable balls in a luscious sweet and tangy spicy soy sauce gravy. Sweet shallots, fiery red chillies, warming ginger […]