Category Side-dish

Mushroom Thoran

This is a really easy to make side-dish for a curry night. Ingredients 250g sliced mushrooms 1tsp mustard seeds 3 curry leaves 2 garlic cloves 2 hot green chillies 1 tsp turmeric powder 1tsp fennel seeds Salt and pepper 75g grated coconut Oil Method Start by heating the mustard and fennel seeds in a bit […]

Miso glazed aubergines – nasu dengaku

The aubergines absorb the lovely sweet and umami miso flavours making a unique and delicious tasting dish. The aubergine skins become quite tough when baked in the oven. I think this works well as it adds a contrast in the texture for the dish, but if you’re not too keen on aubergine skins, simply peel […]

Spiced cornbread

Really easy to make and great for sharing. While it goes really well with soups and stews, it is also great for taking on picnics as it will transfer well wrapped in a kitchen cloth. Ingredients 40g butter 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 chillies, thinly sliced 200g coarse cornmeal (polenta) 200g plain flour 2 tsp […]

Carrot fritters with cumin yoghurt

These are really easy and quick to make. This recipe uses age old bed friends with cumin, carrots, yoghurt and coriander. Ingredients For the fritters 8 large carrots Handful of fresh coriander 1 hot red chilli 2tbsp gram flour 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper For the yoghurt 100ml Greek yoghurt 2tsp cumin Small handful […]

Garlic and herb stuffed and skewered mushrooms

Mushrooms take really well to marinade. You can also add loads of flavour by stuffing the mushrooms by removing the stalk and filling with whatever you fancy. By pressing the mushrooms next to each other on skewers, the filling stays in place. These garlic and mixed herb mushrooms pack a punch. Ingredients (serves two) 250g […]

Barbequed asparagus raft with a smoky hollandaise sauce

By cooking asparagus on a barbeque, their skins become lovely and charred while retaining a crunchy, fresh texture. There is no need to blanch them before hand – simply add them to the barbeque raw. I promise you, these asparagus spears dipped in a smoky hollandaise sauce will go down well among vegetarians and meat […]

Berenjenas con miel

There are a few different recipes for berenjenas con miel or aubergines with honey, all of which are pretty good. Some recipes deep fry the aubergines in batter, however, I think the stripped down simple version is best. I first ate this tapas dish in Barcelona and promised myself I would learn how to make […]