Tag Archives: Curry

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 […]

Kerala Sambar

Food from Kerala has a strong curry leaf flavour. This dish is also quite spicy but if you don’t like your food too hot, don’t use as much chilli. This is lovely served with lemon rice and mushroom thoran. It is meant to be quite watery and stew-like. So if your dish is getting a […]

Vegetarian Laksa

Ingredients (serves 2) 75g bean sprouts 1 can (400mls) of coconut milk 1 cup vegetable stock 100g button mushrooms 1 lime 1 shallot (or small onion) 4 garlic cloves 1 inch of ginger 1 red chilli 2tsp ground coriander 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp ground turmeric 1 stick of lemon grass 100g rice noodles (vermicelli) Salt […]

Red lentil dal burger

The key to this burger is balancing the ingredients so it is firm enough that it holds its shape but not too much that it becomes dry. Ingredients 200g dried red lentils ½ cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 onion 1 lemon 50g gram flour 1 thumb ginger 2 cloves garlic 1tsp chilli flakes Salt […]

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala)

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala) is a really simple curry for a healthy week night meal. All it takes is a little bit of chopping followed by a about 30 minutes of frying. I find that the chickpeas are quite filling so don’t normally cook rice to accompany it but if you are […]

Curried Parsnip Fritters

I recently picked the parsnips out of my vegetable patch after a spate of cold and frosty mornings. Apparently, it is important to pick them after it has been frosty otherwise they won’t be sweet. I don’t think I thinned my parsnips enough earlier in the year as some were a little on the thin […]

Chana Masala

Chana Masala, or chickpea curry as it is more commonly known in the UK, is a easy and hearty meal that will warm you up as the nights draw in. This dish is simple and cheap to make using mainly store cupboard ingredients. I like to eat this using my fingers and some chapattis straight […]

Sweet potato Thai green curry

Ingredients 1 bunch of coriander 4 cloves of garlic 2 hot chillies 1 thumb of ginger 1 lemon grass 1 lime 2 sweet potatoes (peeled) 1 aubergine 1 large red onion 150g mushrooms 2 peppers 1 tin of coconut milk Soy sauce 3 lime leaves Rice and spring onions (to accompany) Method To make the […]

Curried Soup and Lager Bread

In the UK, curry and lager go together like two peas in a pod. This age old marriage is a perfect balance of naughty but nice. While this recipe for curried soup and lager bread is slightly off the grain, the flavours are still prominent and suit more of a lunchtime meal rather than the […]

Pakora and Herby Hazelnut Dip

This is great for a starter or as nibbles for hungry guests. Since its made from gram flour, it is gluten free. Gram flour, which is made from ground chickpeas also has some great benefits for vegetarians as it has a higher proportion of protein that other flour. It has also been reported that gram […]