Mint and Coriander Raita

So good served with the Lamb Bhuna Curry or drizzled over the Tandoori Spiced Chicken in pitta bread. No drama if you don't have coriander or mint, just use one or the other.  The tamarind paste  (you can buy it in most supermarkets) makes the difference here but you can use lime juice instead.   Any leftovers will happily freeze for next time, although make sure...

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Simple Tarka Daal Recipe

My brother spent a long time in India and he was taught this recipe whilst living in a tiny village in the Northern part of India.  It is so simple and so delicious.  Makes a lovely accompaniment to other curries or simply eat it on it's own, on hot buttered toast with an egg!  Serves 4300g red split lentils, rinsed1...

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Tomato and Lentil Salad

A filling and delicious salad.  I like to make this at the beginning of the week so it's there ready in the fridge when I get hangry!  Accompany with our Spice Pots Roast Lamb recipe and our Mint and Coriander Raita as a lovely alternative for an Easter lunch.  Get ahead and make the salad day before if you have...

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Pepper Soup

An easy and delicious soup for a healthy lunch or starter.   Serves 4 Ingredients:1 tbsp of coconut oil (or other)2 onions, chopped800g / 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped2/3 peppers2 tsp Goan Spice Blend (or try the Korma)1.5 litres stockSalt and pepperCoriander, to garnishHeat the oil and cook the onions until soft.  Add the sweet potatoes and peppers to...

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Aloo Ki Tikki (Potato Patties)

These are small potato patties often sold at street food stalls in Northern India.  A lovely starter or snack, served with chutney, raita or a simple salad.  Ingredients:500g potatoes, cooked150g fresh or frozen peas4 tbsp oil2 green chilllies, chopped (optional)1/2 red onion, finely chopped2cm piece ginger, grated3 tsps of either Korma, Bhuna, Goan or Tandoori Masala blend2 tablespoons besan flour...

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