This March weather with its broad streaks of sunshine but nippy winds are making me instictively want lighter, brighter flavours but also a touch of comfort. These fit the bill perfectly and are a firm favouite. They are also a great example of how not every Indian dish is smothered in sauce…
Whole juicy peppers, sometimes in a gem-like array of colours, are gently blistered on the outside to give a smoky char and filled with a piquant, silky mash that is just bursting with the flavours of ground pomegranate, cumin, chilli, ginger and coriander. The tartness of the filling contrasts perfectly with the blushing sweetness of the peppers… Continue reading →
In celebration of Chinese New Year this week, I simply had to offer one of my most favourite Indian-Chinese creations. I have friends who are enormous fans of these sticky, sweet and hot little babies of deliciousness, and one person I once made them for introduced me as ‘the infamous ribs lady’ to her colleagues at an event…six years after I made them for her! They are so ridiculously easy peasy to make and coated in a gorgeous tangle of ginger, garlic, plum sauce, chilli, coriander and maple flavours… Continue reading →
Happy February! Whether you’re hitting your stride with New Year’s Resolutions to eat better, just getting those new healthy habits off the ground or looking for a comforting dish full of vibrant flavour that hints at warmer weather, this marinade fits the bill.
Used here for the simplest but utterly delicious tandoori-style baked chicken, eating healthily doesn’t have to mean cold salads, bland flavours and hours of prep using lots of different utensils… Continue reading →