Curried carrot soup

Ingredients for 2-3 people 3tbsp olive oil/ groundnut oil 500g carrots chopped 100g Potato chopped 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 1tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes 1tsp coriander powder 1tsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp salt 1tbsp fresh coriander or parsely Enough vegetable stock to cover the vegetables Heat pan and add [...]

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Besan Purae (Chickpea pancakes)

Besan purae are a great breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack with tea. You can serve them with ketchup as I have here (my favourite) or you any pickle or sauce of your preference. You will need a nice non stick pan to fry these, they are so quick to prepare and so yummy, you might [...]

Green beans and Quorn chunks

This meal was cooked in a phone call (a short on for me!), less than 20mins from prep to completion. I normally cook fine green beans with potatoes (the traditional way) it is very yummy this way and would recommend you trying it.  However, as I had run out of potatoes so I substituted Quorn chunks you [...]

Plantain subji

I love to eat green plantain just chopped deep fried, or saut√© and salted.  They are similar to potato but still has a very yummy uniqueness. You can buy them in most foreign food shops, i bought them from an Afghanistany shop in Cambridge. Ingredients for serving 4 3 large green plantain, peeled and chopped into 1" chunks. 3tbsp Light olive oil or [...]

Band gobi aur matar (Cabbage and peas)

I love eating seasonally, cabbage is so sweet and yummy right now and tends to be quite sweet so marries well with peas (matar in hindi). We call cabbage 'band gobi' which translates to closed cauliflower. I tend to cook this dish as vegan. You can also make this Sathvick, by removing the onion and replacing [...]