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Sides & Veg

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 […]

Spring Green and Chickpea Flour Curry

Spring Green and Chickpea Flour Curry

Growing up, one of my favourite curries was “methi nu lott nu shaak” – translated “fenugreek leaves and chickpea flour curry”. It’s one of the curries I really miss eating regularly because unlike where I grew up in West London, Indian grocery shops are nowhere […]

Curried Green Beans and Peas

Curried Green Beans and Peas

I’m a green bean monster. I love them. Roasted, steamed, boiled… in pasta, in a curry in a pie… I love to eat them. They’re easy to prepare, quick to cook and so versatile in their use. This recipe gives green beans an Indian twist […]

East African Style Spicy, Zesty & Mustardy Sweetcorn

East African Style Spicy, Zesty & Mustardy Sweetcorn

Those of you who have read my about page will know that much of my family’s cooking takes influence from their East African upbringing. The recipes which have emerged from this mix of people and fusion of cultures is truly wonderful, and this spicy, zesty […]

Indo-Chinese Style Crispy Garlic Chilli Babycorn

Indo-Chinese Style Crispy Garlic Chilli Babycorn

I love the use of babycorn in Chinese cuisine. It adds a lovely crunch and freshness. But cooked in this way, it takes babycorn to another level of yumness! The crispy texture of the batter combined with the flavour of the garlic, chilli and ginger is […]

Indo-Chinese Style Crispy Garlic Chilli Broccoli

Indo-Chinese Style Crispy Garlic Chilli Broccoli

This is quite possibly my favourite way to eat broccoli! It’s another Indo-Chinese dish, the amazing cuisine which has resulted from Chinese settlement in India. If you’ve not tried this cuisine before and you’re a fan of Indian and Chinese food, then you’re in for […]

Roasted Garlic & Herb Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic & Herb Brussels Sprouts

I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of boiled Brussels. But when they’re roasted in this way, they make such delicious nuggets of goodness. I know so many people who have turned their noses up at the good old brussels sprout and yet have been converted […]

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

This is a lovely way to jazz up green beans. Simple to make, tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. They make a perfect side or taste great stirred into pasta or added to a salad. They’re also a healthy alternative to fries.    Please […]