Vaal Dahl (hyacinth bean, lima beans, Fava beans) in Instant Pot

The split val beans make a nice curry which is rich in protein.  Val ni dall has a slightly stronger lentil taste than mung dall.  Another quick dish made in the Instant Pot (IP).  The  Instant  Pot Read More …

Spinach and Potato curry (Saag Alu)

Spinach and potato curry or Saag Alu is one of Britain’s favourite curry and most people who have takeaways from Indian restaurants will ask for Saag Alu.  This curry is also very popular in my Read More …

Sprouted Moth Bean (Vigna Aconitifolia) Curry

Moth bean are called Vigna aconitifolia. They are drought-resistant and grow in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki, Turkish gram or dew bean. The moth beans Read More …

Peas and Potato curry in the Instant Pot.

I was thinking about getting a slow cooker but then I saw so many Facebook Posts recommending the Instant  Pot (IP) which is a pressure cooker but can also be used as a slow cooker. Read More …

Baked Kachori with split mung beans and fresh peas (Lentil and fresh peas filled savoury pastry)

I love kachoris and love making them with different fillings.   For a healthy option, I made these hot and spicy baked Kachoris using split  mung  and fresh green peas . Ingredients : for 15 -20 Read More …

Kachoris with Lilva Tuver and Masoor Dall

Hot and spicy Kachoris are one of my favourite snacks  Kachoris can be made with lots of different fillings but I usually make them with mung dall. This time, I decided to make them with Read More …

Manchurian Balls in spicy tomato soup

Something to try for the Chinese New year….An Indo Chinese recipe!! The inspiration of this recipe is a recipe for vegetable Manchurian I saw in a Nita Mehta’s Vegetarian Chinese book.   I have been Read More …

Lemon Cucumber Raita

My colleague is a keen gardener and is always surprising us with fruits and vegetables from his half acre garden where he grows fruits and vegetables using poly tunnels. Last week, he gave us these Read More …

Mixed Veg and Pasta with Cashews

Try and spice up your pasta I felt so good creating this Mixed Veg and Pasta with Cashews  recipe after watching the culinary film One Hundred-Foot Journey.  Usually I don’t use too many spices when Read More …

Vegetarian cottage pie with dauphinoise potato

Lately a lot of my meals have been indianised versions of English meals and that’s because my son is home from University and most of the food cooked is his choice – which is great Read More …