Category: Vegetarian

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 […]

Chickpea & Rocket Salad

I just love this salad as a healthy, high protein, low-fat zingy variation of a desi chaat. Completely versatile as either a quick lunch or a starter dish, you can be as imaginative with the ingredients as you wish! Prep time: 10 mins Serves 4-6 Ingredients 480g chick peas (2×400 tins, drained) 1 medium or […]

Gluten-free Besan (Gram Flour) Rotis

Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Serves 4 Posting on demamd, this is a healthy,  gluten-free easy alternative to regular chapatis which I have adapted from the mum-in-law – the inspiration behind much of my creative cookery 😊 A runny batter ensures the rotis are spread thinly and cook inside out without burning. […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry tempered with Fennel, Cumin and Mustard Seeds

Where do I even begin! I have been run down most of the week struggling to teach my yoga class on Wedneaday and not able to go to the gym since Monday 😱 I was determined to make the day count so at the first sign of recovery I felt my creative juices flowing again. […]

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 preparing the 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 […]

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