Missi Roti

Roti made with daal and a concoction of spices and ingredients Missi roti is something made in many Punjabi homes regularly as food wastage is something that is very much frowned upon. My parents would remind us all the time how fortunate we were to be having 3 good meals a day when there were…

Masala Chicken

A warming, spicy chicken dish – a beautiful go-to when you want something comforting The recent change in the weather has left me feeling a little out of sorts and although I usually take it easy on days like that – I still want good food and nourishment.  This Masala Chicken really hits the spot. …

Cardamom & Pistachio Ice-cream

Cardamom, Pistachio and Rose no churn ice-cream Many people love Ras Malai which is a dessert made from Indian cottage cheese which has been shaped into little dumplings, sweetened and then soaked in reduced milk, laced with saffron, cardamom and, with chopped pistachios for the garnish. Gulab Jamun being little fried dough balls dunked in…

Motha di Daal

Moth beans cooked in warming spices Motha di Daal (Moth pronounced Mawt) or Moth beans as known in English is a lentil that makes really flavourful daals and soups.  The beans have a nutty flavour and as they cook down they release a creaminess which makes a very heart-warming dish especially when cooked as I…

Aloo Mattar Anda Sabji

Potatoes and peas with eggs (optional) cooked in spices What can you make with a few potatoes and some frozen peas? Yes – you have a few options – you could boil them and make mash with peas, maybe have them with fish fingers, or something else from the freezer…..or….you can really push the boat…

Pomegranate Raita

Many Punjabi’s go the whole hog when they have even a basic meal. Our family table is laid every evening and if we are having a roti meal we will have a Punjabi salad and raita, and if it’s rice – we also add papad to that. We are of the mentality that we work…

Semiya aka Seviya

Vermicelli noodles cooked in sweetened milk When I was growing up Semiya were a once a month breakfast on a Sunday morning on days we were not having Parathe. I used to dread it when Mum made them – I think kids just shy away from anything that has even the slightest notion of slippery…

Aloo Baingan Sabji

Japanese Aubergine cooked with potatoes and spices Aloo Baingan Sabji is a firm favourite in my list of great vegetarian recipes. I love the way the aubergine soaks up the flavours of all the other ingredients in the pan, the warmth of the spices and the slight tartness from the tomato, and with the added…

30 minute Masala Wings & Dip

What can I tell you about this recipe apart from it’s quick, easy and so, so delicious, you’ll never make wings any other way. The beauty of this particular dish is you need one set of ingredients for both the wings and the dip and the even better news is that there is…. NO MARINATION…

Hadiwala Keema

Lamb mince cooked with marrow-bone As shared in The Guardian newspaper – ‘How to make the perfect Keema’ How to make the perfect keema – recipe | Food | The Guardian Hadiwala Keema was the only way my dad would eat Keema. He totally appreciated the gravy that was created from the marrow bone of…