Tag: Gluten-free

Mixed Dal

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 […]

Easy Moong-Masoor Dal

This hearty recipe is all you need to warm up during these cold, grey and drizzly evenings bringing a fuzzy feeling of warmth from the inside out. Dal (lentil curry) forms an integral part of the staple Bengali diet and is present at most mealtimes in a every traditional household. Surprisingly simple, yet nutritiously satisfying, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Fish Kofte

These super healthy, gluten-free Fish Kofte taste delicious with a fresh mint raita and can be served either as an appetiser or a side dish with any meal. Prior to cooking, the fish balls were rolled in rice flour and then coated very liberally with olive oil to give a light golden and slightly crispy […]

Tagine-Steamed White Fish

In keeping with our Bengali traditional, but much to my parents’ disapproval of my aversion to eating fish, it was often a case of “Eat your fish!” at the dining table. More so than the proverbial peas. Ironically, as a Mother of two teens, I now find myself cooking fish in a variety of ways. […]

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