Tadka Daal

Tadka Daal

One of my favourite recipes in the world is Tadka Daal. It is simplicity at its best! Not only does it taste delicious, it also really warms you up in winter. I serve this daal with rice or roti. For sides, I make Crispy Okra and Crispy Aubergine. 

tadka daal

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Paneer with Peas – Muttar Paneer

Paneer with Peas – Muttar Paneer

I love paneer. Paneer with Peas – Muttar Paneer is one of my favourite ways to eat paneer. I also love to make my own paneer mainly because despite how easy it is to make, I feel really clever when I do it. I prefer this curry dry but you can also make it more like a soupy curry by adding more water.

Paneer with Peas - Muttar Paneer

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Boiled egg curry

Boiled egg curry 

Aah boiled egg curry makes me reminisce about being at home. I love eggs and to pop them into a curry is pure genius in my world. 🙂 This curry amongst others was a staple in our house and one i looked forward to a lot.

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Chilli Paneer with Soba Noodles

Chilli Paneer with Soba Noodles

Chilli Paneer with soba noodles is a favourite dish of mine. The soba noodles add a chewy texture and as unusual as it sounds, work really well with paneer. I don’t do tofu and I feel like this is a great replacement. I love that soba noodles can be eaten cold and I also love how quick they are to make but just slightly over cooking them can turn them into a claggy mess so you have 2 option, either have a bowl of ice cold water on hand or cook less then needed and instantly wash under cold water. I love paneer in any form. I love this chilli version, I love it with spinach, I love it in ravioli, i love it with peas, i love it with corn, i  love butter paneer, skewered paneer, paneer manchurian..basically i just love paneer. 🙂

chilli paneer and soba noodles

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Tamarind Chana Masala

Tamarind Chana Masala

How versatile are chickpeas?! You have to try this tamarind chana masala! How amazing do the colours look?

Yes, it’s been a while. Sorry! When i first started the ‘break’, it was because i wanted to focus on Ramadan. The end of Ramadan coincided with the kids breaking up for nursery. They have now been home a week and i haven’t really managed to sit down and write anything up. To be honest, last week was a really really hectic week and this week looks like it will be the same but i am hoping to get as many posts out as possible this week.

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Creamy dreamy Mac and Cheese

Creamy dreamy Mac and Cheese

This creamy dreamy mac and cheese is exactly that. Creamy and dreamy and a recipe your kids will thank you for but one that you shouldn’t make too often because you know..carbs..white flour etc. I made this yesterday for my kids and they devoured it. Now they only have to wait another 6 months to see it again. Ahaha. 

Creamy dreamy Mac and Cheese

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Rocket, caper and parmesan pasta

Rocket, caper and parmesan pasta

I love the simplicity of this rocket, caper and parmesan pasta. I love how fresh it tastes. I love how the peppery rocket/aragula is made milder with the addition of the sour capers and i love that the nutty, gritty parmesan compliments it perfectly. I didn’t call it spaghetti because the recipe works well with any pasta! YAY!

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto eh? I was a late comer to the land of risotto. I tasted it for the first time very recently. Why it has taken me so long to taste it, is a mystery to me too. Especially because I love rice. All kinds of rice. I just love it. I could quite happily live off it forever if it didn’t instantly run to my thighs. 

Mushroom Risotto

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Marks and Spencer Copycat Spinach, Pesto and Pine Nut Pasta

Marks and Spencer Copycat Spinach, Pesto and Pine Nut Pasta 

This Marks and Spencer Copycat Spinach, Pesto and Pine Nut Pasta reminds me of a time when i was was young and care free, (trying not to cry bro). In those days I used to work for a company, in their human resources department. It was the most fast paced, high pressured environment i have ever worked in but I learnt a heck of a lot in a short space of time. I know that i wouldn’t have learnt as much, if it wasn’t as crazy as it was.

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Fig, brie and caramelised onion sandwich

Fig, Brie and Caramelised Onion Sandwich 

Talking about this sandwich today is going to be tough.  Thinking about those sticky caramelised onions and the sweetness of the figs against the creaminess of the brie makes my mouth water instantly but i’m fasting today, so I don’t want to think about it for too long. In my experience fasting is good for the soul. A kind of spiritual cleanse. So as much as I want to sink my teeth into this sandwich, I will instead imagine feeding my soul until dinner time, when I will wrap my chops around this beauty.

Fig, Brie and caramalised onion sandwich

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