Hearty Chickpea and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 5 tbsp finely diced, cored and deseeded pepper 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds Generous pinch of castor sugar Dash of fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves Method Warm a small frying pan over high heat and add the cumin seeds (keep…

Minted Cauliflower Rice with Red Pepper

Cauliflower grated into rice-like grains is an ideal way to enjoy Indian flavours without the carbs and calories that rice has. When I first made cauliflower rice, I came to realise how filling and satisfying it can be it can be if flavoured well. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to cook….

Coconut Dhal & Pilau Rice

Method: 1 tbsp coconut oil/olive oil 1tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 small onion, peeled and diced 1 large dried red chilli 1 tomato, chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz dried red lentils 200 ml/ 7 fl oz coconut milk/soy single cream 125 ml/4 fl oz…

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:

kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 cardamom pods 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon castor sugar or mango Chutney For the coconut pesto 25 g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1green chilli, deseeded and chopped Pinch of castor sugar 1 tablespoon…

Chickpea and Sweet potato Stew

Feel free to leave the skin on the sweet potato as it contains so many nutrients and very tasty- just make sure you scrub well before cooking. Vine tomatoes are very tasty but you use plum or beef tomatoes instead. This is a perfect cosy lunch or dinner on a cold rainy day. Ingredients Heat…

Tomato and Mushroom Dahl

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 1/2 tsp dried coriander (cilantro) 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 200g (7oz) baby vine tomatoes 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced 900ml (1 1/2 pints 3 2/3 cups) water 400g (13 oz/2 cups) Split red lentils 5cm (2in) piece of red chilli,…

Roti

Ingredients: 1 cup (150g) white plain (all-purpose) flour gluten free (optional) 1 cup (160g) wholemeal plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ ground turmeric 2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil ¾ cup (180ml) water, approximately 4 tablespoons dairy free butter. Method: 1.Sift flours salt and ground spices into a…

Potato, chickpea & peanut tamarind curry

This is fusion of tamarind, coconut/ single soy cream and tomato and it works beautifully. You can control the heat by increasing or decreasing the number of chillies you add. It seems like a lot of ingredients but most of them will be in the store cupboard or refrigerator already. Ingredients: FOR THE SPICE MIX:…

Roasted tofu

With African spices: This packed with full a lot of flavours. The key is to press the tofu properly to drain as much as possible. This works very well served with a bowl of grain like plain basmati rice, or serve with grains like barley or farro. Really tasty dish, my daughters doesn’t like tofu!…

Rich & Creamy Vegetable Curry

Making curry paste might seem like a palaver but it’s easy. Most of the work is done in the food processor and the flavour is deeper and fresher than the shop-bought paste. This paste is quite mild so add another fresh chilli and/or more chilli powder if you prefer more heat. Ingredients: FOR THE CURRY…

Fluffy Indian chickpea omelettes with Spiced tomato curry

Ingredients: OR THE OMELETTES: 1 red onion,sliced 1 tsp olive oil 150g (5 ¼ oz) gram (chickpea) flour 1 tsp sea salt A twist of black pepper 1 tsp garlic granules 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 450ml (6fl oz) water 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds OPTIONAL ADD INS Fresh…