A giant falafel in the shape of a burger. How excellent is that? What I like about this recipe is that none of the ingredients have to be cooked before adding to the mix – most potato/lentil-based veggie burgers I make need at least a bit of boiling, roasting or wilting. This one is raw […]
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Here’s a basic vegetarian curry that doesn’t require a great deal of effort. Roasting the vegetables separately means they’re guaranteed to be cooked through when you’re ready to serve – there’s nothing worse than preparing to dish up a curry only to find that the spuds still haven’t started to break up properly in the […]
You’ll need a food processor to make these firm, juicy, fragrant little bites. Simply blitz all the ingredients together and cook for less than two minutes to make a delicious starter / snack / party food.
This fragrant rice dish is excellent with a nice vegetable curry. I guess it’s a bit like a biryani, but apparently a proper biryani has the rice cooked separately to the other ingredients, whereas this is all done at once, so I’m not sure what it should be called. Regardless of authenticity, it’s delicious and […]
I made this curry using fresh turmeric, an ingredient I’d been meaning to try for some time. Widely available at Thai, Chinese and Indian stores, it looks like small, orangey pieces of ginger root, and I can confirm that it’s every bit as fabulously delicious as I had hoped. Thanks, probably, to fresh turmeric, this […]
This is a great way to cook aubergine, either under a red hot grill or, preferably, on a barbecue. It’s rich and quite filling – half an aubergine per person is probably plenty. The chermoula herb paste also goes well with fish, should you happen to have any left over.
When I started looking for recipes for this famous, yet (to Brits like me) mysterious, Creole dish, I was amazed at just how complicated most people seem to think it is. Take the rather ambiguous ‘roux’ base, for example. Even if you can figure out what it is, there are dozens of different methods for […]
Shelling broad beans isn’t one of my favourite tasks. Unfortunately this variation on the classic Empire breakfast of curried smoked fish requires that you go a step further and actually remove each individual bean from its outer skin. The skin would give an unwelcome bitter note to the dish, so it mustn’t be left on. […]
This one-pot dish is basically a spicy casserole that requires a minimal amount of cooking liquid. The conical tagine lid seems to generate its own microclimate in the oven, so you can cook a lot of ingredients in what seems like a tiny amount of stock, and it won’t boil dry – in fact it […]
I’m very pleased with this. It took a couple of attempts to get it right but I reckon this recipe is pretty reliable now. It’s fragrant and spicy, thanks to the addition of some ras el hanout spice mix that came loaded with rose petals and chilli (Seasoned Pioneer brand, if you’re interested). Every ras […]