Category: Vegetarian

Couscous with Roasted Bell Peppers

This is my ’15 minutes at 6 am’ recipe which I throw together and leave to cook while I indulge in my early morning yoga practice. Making the couscous is mere child’s play and┬ápreparing┬áthe peppers is equally simple. Pan roasting the peppers brings out their natural sweetness and by the time I am halfway through […]

Aloo Bhorta

Aloo Bhorta (spicy mashed potato) is a timeless comfort food which can be enjoyed equally with rice or rotis. As a Bengali, my staple meal growing up consisted of boiled rice and my mum often prepared this bharta in traditional Bengali style, either using mustard oil as a base or ghee; the latter treating one’s […]

Chasing away the wintry blues

I had promised myself an early night, but instead, I found myself writing up recipes for this week’s advanced class and then landing here. Oh well, so much for catching up on sleep… With the chilly weather and uninspiring November rain settling in, we look for pleasure in creature comforts, being the forever wanting mortals […]

Spicy Fried Aubergines

Inspired by my recent trip to the beautiful city of Istanbul, I present to you this timeless vegetarian recipe, simple yet appealing as an accompaniment to pilau rice. Cooking Time: approx. 45 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 large aubergine (eggplant) 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ginger paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp coriander […]

Bombay Potatoes (Aloo)

Bombay Potatoes, likely to have originated in Southern Indian, is a dish which has been adapted more for the British palette. However, I have found the off-the-shelf, watered down version of ‘Bombay Potatoes’ far from palatable. What I have created here is a more intensely flavoursome dish which uses the Eastern Bengali blend of five […]

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