Curried Cabbage with Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 120g/4 ½ oz/3/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp curry powder 3 large potatoes, peeled or unpeeled and cut in cubes 1 garlic clove, crushed 1cm/1/2 In piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp coconut sugar or brown sugarContinue reading “Curried Cabbage with Potatoes”

Taco Dahl

Ingredients: 250ml/1 cup Split peas 500ml/2cups water Keep topping up little by little Until spit peas is tender and Mushy 1tsp garam masala 1tbsp curry power 1tsp cumin seeds Pinch of salt 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1hot chilli pepper, whole 1tbsp olive oil 1tsp turmeric powder Method: Heat olive oil in saucepan, add crushed garlicContinue reading “Taco Dahl”

Roasted chickpeas

Ingredients: 200g (7oz) canned chickpeas (Drained. Weight) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp sea salt and pepper 1 tsp onion powder & garlic granules Method: 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas6.) Drain the chickpeas, carefully pat them dry with kitchen paper, and transfer them to a bowl. Add the oil, garamContinue reading “Roasted chickpeas”

Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 small cauliflower, (500g 1lb 2oz) 1 tbsp chilli oil 2 tbsp olive oil Pinch of chilli powder Salt and pepper ½ tsp ground cumin Pinch of ground turmeric 3 slightly heaped tsp top Thai chilli paste Method: 1.Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/Gas 5). Split the cauliflower into florets and place in aContinue reading “Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower”

Curried Cabbage With Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 120g/4 ¼ oz/3/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp curry powder 3 large potatoes, unpeeled and cut into cubes 1 garlic cloves, crushed 1cm/1/2 in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp coconut sugar or brownContinue reading “Curried Cabbage With Potatoes”

Cauliflower & beans biryani with crisp onions

This can be time-consuming as it has a few stages so it is worth making a larger quantity to serve when there is a bit of family or friends gathering- any leftovers are good too. Ingredients: 500g/1lb 2oz/2 ¾ cups white basmati rice 1 bay leaf About 6 cardamom pods, crushed 2 tbsp olive oilContinue reading “Cauliflower & beans biryani with crisp onions”

Potato, chickpea & peanut tamarind curry

This is fusion of tamarind, coconut/ single soy cream and tomato and it works beautifully. You can control the heat by increasing or decreasing the number of chillies you add. It seems like a lot of ingredients but most of them will be in the store cupboard or refrigerator already. Ingredients: FOR THE SPICE MIX:Continue reading “Potato, chickpea & peanut tamarind curry”

Rich & Creamy Vegetable Curry

Making curry paste might seem like a palaver but it’s easy. Most of the work is done in the food processor and the flavour is deeper and fresher than the shop-bought paste. This paste is quite mild so add another fresh chilli and/or more chilli powder if you prefer more heat. Ingredients: FOR THE CURRYContinue reading “Rich & Creamy Vegetable Curry”


Ingredients: ½ celeriac (celery root), peeled 60g/2 ¼ oz/1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2 hours 225ml/8 fl oz/1 cup low-fat coconut milk ½ onion, finely chopped 3 cherry tomatoes, rinsed Juice of ½ lime ½ small red chilli, chopped ½ avocado, peeled and stone remove 1 tsp fresh root ginger, grated 1 clove garlicContinue reading “THAI RED CURRY WITH NOODLES”