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 [...]

Aloo mirchan, (potatoes and peppers)

One of my firm favourites, it is quick, goes with everything and the kids love it too! We call all chillis, 'mirch', peppers are called 'shimila mirich'. I tend to cook this dish as vegan. You can also make this Sathvick, by removing the onion and replacing it with a bit more ginger.  Again you can [...]

Saag (greens)

We refer to most mashed greens as saag, traditionally we use mustard green or chard, but you can use any greens of your choice or a mix. We would serve this with maaki thi roti (corn bread), you could serve it with fried polenta for a similar taste combination. You can just serve it as a side [...]