Category: Indian

Bund Gobi Bhaji (Stir Fried Curried Cabbage)

The Bengali name for this much underated dish is “Badhakopi Bhaji” which simply translates to “bound cabbage fry”. Using basic spices and panch phoron (Bengali five spice, also referred to as picking spices) to add depth and flavour, it’s verstile enough to fill up a wrap for a satisfying lunch or serve as side with […]

Stuffed Green Chillis

Let me just say, these chillis are NOT spicy! I fact, I have added chilli into the filling, which of course is optional. So donโ€™t be afraid to try this out. I have used Turkish green chillis which have very little heat and you can equally use the shorter chilli peppers and deseed them take […]

Kofta Curry

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 50 mins Serves 4-5 Ingredients For the Kofta (meatballs) 500g lamb mince 1 onion, diced 1 tsp garlic paste ginger or 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ginger paste or 1โ€ fresh piece, finely minced 1/2 pack Najma’s Kofta Spices 1-2 chillies, finely chopped (optional) Fresh coriander leaves, chopped […]

Mixed Dal Tadka

Tasty yet so simple to prepare, you can use two or more different types of lentils to create this satisfying dish, perfect with either naan, roti or rice. There’s nothing stopping you from just enjoy song a bowlful by itself… I used equal measures of red lentils and Bengal gram lentil. You could opt to […]

Spinach Pilau

A rare Sunday at home with an opportunity to cook something different from the norm. Nutritious and bursting with delicate flavours, this is a vegan dish which can be enjoyed by the bowlful on its own or combined with any curry or side dish of your choice 😊 Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 30 […]

Sabut Masoor Dal (Whole Red Lentils)

One of my favourite lentil curries often made at my in-laws, I have just reduced the use of oil to the bare minimum 😊 Enjoy with naan, boiled rice or fragrant zeera (cumin) rice for a wholesome, healthy and heart-warming dish on a cold winter’s day. Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 45 mins Serves […]

Spicy Aubergine Stew

Last night I was ‘Desperately Seeking Spice’ and discovered a plump aubergine hiding out in my refrigerator 😊 I had 45 minutes to present something palatable and suitably spicy before it was time to break my fast. So I decided to cut out the elaborate prep and just throw it all into one of my […]

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