Parsnip and Pear Soup

Very soon, we’ll slowly begin to transcend from autumn to winter, but if ever a season illuminates images and ideas, it’s autumn. The change of season and my instagram feed overnight, is turned into hues of red and golden brown leaves and wellies wading through them, pumpkins everywhere, and thick knitted mustard yellow scarfs. Yes,…

Sweetcorn Tikki

Here lies a recipe featuring two of my most favourite things – potato and corn. These tikkis are soft and fluffy on the inside, and deliciously spicy. Ingredients 2 potatoes (around 400g)150g sweetcorn1tbs dried breadcrumbs1/4 tsp garlic granules1/2 tsp salthandful of chopped coriander1/2 cayenne pepper1/2 garam masalaoil to shallow fry Method Peel the potatoes and…

Sticky Chilli Baby Aubergine with Giant Couscous

With this week booked off as holiday, I have stayed home and thus far mostly just eaten, and I’m 100% ok with this stay-staycation. Plus, on top of ‘holiday’ cocktails and long lazy days, it has given me the chance to get in the kitchen. I got my hands on some baby aubergines yesterday, and…

Easy Masala Popcorn

The smell of popcorn in cinemas. There has not been a single trip made to the pictures without me buying a small bag of salted popcorn to date. Most evenings at home too, watching Homeland or the like, there sits a bowl of warm popcorn snuggled into my lap, with that smell reaching my nostrils…

How to Make Khichi

On a warm summers evening, when my mother would take out from her closet a pile of old saris, I knew what the following day would mean. It involved scrapping any plans whatsoever I may of had, and instead prepare for Operation Khichi. Khichi is steamed rice flour dumplings, flavoured with earthy cumin seeds and…

Courgette Tart with Chilli Caramel

The last month, my Instagram feed has been all about homegrown courgettes. And it’s beautiful. And I’m jealous. I have a few scattered pots of stuff (all legal) on my balcony, but alas no room currently for this gorgeous veg. This is a really simple recipe which I’ll be making as a starter for everyone…

Banana Bhajiyas

Sunday afternoons meant a plateful of bhajiyas – potatoes, chillies, onions, and sometimes bananas. Yep, crushed spiced banana bhajiyas are remarkably moorish, the sweetness colliding with a little chilli heat, makes it the perfect snack, along with a cup of chai. Ingredients 2 ripe bananas40g gram/chickpea floor55ml water2 garlic cloves, crushed1 small red chilli finely…

3 Crisp Ideas

Welcome to my weakness. Crisps. After supper, where most people will go for dessert of some description, I will head straight for the crisp draw to satisfy my crunch craving. Usually salty/spicy popcorn, or Walkers Ready Salted with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of chilli (it’s an old Indian man thing, which seems…

Garlic Confit

The sweetness released from garlic by slowly poaching is just magic. I mean on a Hermione Granger level. The mellow cloves can be used in so many different ways, and I’ve listed a few of my favourite below the recipe. I have used six garlic heads, but just use however many you have. Ingredients 6…

Corn Curry

With mildly stinging lips from the chilli heat, I continue to delicately graze away on my corn on the cob, and I remember that this is one of the best ways to eat it – a simple makai nu shaak. Adding crushed walnuts and a drizzle of walnut oil at the end, gives it a…