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a stack of mini oat panckaes on top of a chapatti makeing pan a tawa

Spicy Masala Oat Pancakes

If you are bored with porridge, overnight oats or bircher muesli; try this pancake recipe for a change. Grinding the oats to a fine powder to make these super easy pancakes makes breakfast much more interesting and very healthy! This is a great alternative for Shrove Tuesday if you fancy a spicy pancake. These can made into mini drop scones or, if preferred larger pancakes. The fenugreek leaves can be replaced with chopped spinach.

Karela bitter melons

Stuffed Karela – Bitter Melon Gourd

 

As kids we used to call this knobbly bright green vegetable crocodile sabji due to its appearance! It goes under several names; bitter gourd, bitter melon, karela balsam apple, margose and bitter cucumber. Whatever you chose to call it; it is an acquired taste!  However cooked just right to get rid of the bitterness makes this a wonderful tasty dish.

 

Karela is renowned for the amazing health benefits, it’s used in ayurvedic medicine, it’s great as a herbal remedy for lowering sugar levels, an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3 and rich in iron.

Indian stuffed flatbread on plate on table with pickle jar plus a jug of tulips

Aloo Paratha Indian Potato Stuffed Flatbread

Curry On Cooking Bombay Potatoes are perfect for this recipe as the potato stuffing.

gnocchi uncooked

Italian Meets India! Gnocchi with a Spicy Twist!

 

A classic Italian dish but with a Spice Sister spicy twist!  Gnocchi is a dumpling like pasta made from potatoes, flour and egg. Polenta, semolina, stale bread and pumpkin can be used to make gnocchi.

 Made right these fluffy pillows just melt in the mouth. Sometimes shop bought gnocchi can be a tad chewy, dense and little bland!

Slice of bread and butter pudding on a serving plate

The Spice Sister’s Bread and Butter Pudding

 

Bread and butter puddings a British classic with a spicy Sister twist!

A humble pudding traditionally found on school menus made from stale bread, butter, milk and eggs. India’s version; shahi tukra is the complete opposite to the frugality of the British pud: shahi turka is a deeply indulgent and decadent bread pudding made with full fat milk, ghee fried bread, saffron, cardamom, topped off with slivered almonds, pistachio and a sprinkling of rose petals!

In this recipe we’ve gone for a mixture of the two with a bit of a twist! The eggs and milk have been replaced with a cinnamon infused custard.

 

Masoor Dal Kebabs – Red Lentil Kebabs

Rich in protein these nutty, earthy lentil kebabs are super easy to make. We’ve used carrot and cabbage but other ingridients can be used such as sweet potatoes.   

Easy Carrot Salad – Kajar Ke Salad

Stry Fry Carrot Salad

Not just Bugs Bunny’s favourite snack; we love carrots -  especially this carrot salad, it's one of our favourites to serve at a dinner party – quick and simple, it can be served all year round as it tastes great served hot or as a cold salad.

Carrots are one of the most widely grown and enjoyed veggies in the world.  It’s a versatile veg used in several sweet and savoury dishes around the world.

Food historians believe the carrot grew in the wild as far back as ancient Egypt well over 5,000 years ago, By the 10th century in Afghanistan the carrot was being cultivated.  They were commonly grown in Roman gardens as it was believed  carrots and their seeds had medical and aphrodisiac properties.

Originally carrots came in an assortment of colours; white, purple, red and black but not orange! It wasn’t until 16th Century when Dutch farmers cross bred yellow and red carrots and came up with a sweeter tasting orange carrot.