Tag Archives: Indian

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baingan Bharta

This is a fantastic side dish for a Indian feast. My mum discovered it in the beautifully designed Tasting India cookbook by Christine Manfield (which is a recipe book that is well worth buying for any Indian food lover!). Her recipe requires the dish to be served at room temperature, but some Indian family friends […]

Thali Cafe

Thali Cafe started off its life as a van at music festivals, serving its fresh Indian street food to revellers. The popularity of their healthy dishes took off and they opened their first cafe in Montpelier in Bristol. It was this restaurant I visited and was really impressed. The decor is fantastic; old school Bollywood […]

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 […]

Tayyabs – the Best Curry in Town

Curry restaurants are usually great heavens for vegetarians and Brick Lane in London’s East end is riddled with them. But, for those in the know, it’s best to venture south from Brick Lane and tucked away behind the Whitechapel Hospital is Tayyabs, a family run restaurant specialising the finest Punjabi cuisine. Tayyabs offers more traditional, […]