Crab Curry

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Crabs, ( 500 gm) cut into pieces 2 Potatoes, cut into halves  Onion paste 1 teaspoon Garlic  paste 1-1/2 teaspoon Ginger paste 1-1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder  1 teaspoon Red chili powder 1 tsp Cumin powder  1-1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder Salt , as per taste  1/2 teaspoon Sugar 2 tbsps tomato puree 2 Green chilies 2 Cardamom pods 2 Cloves 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder 3 tbsp Mustard oil Method: Clean the crabs with … Continue reading Crab Curry

Delectable Duck Curry

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH For  spice powder: Cinnamon – 1 inch 2 sticks Green Cardamon – 3 pieces Cloves – 1/2 teaspoon Whole black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon Whole fenugreek  – 1/2 teaspoon Whole coriander – 1/2 teaspoon Whole cumin – 1 teaspoon For  the curry: Duck – 1.5 kg  boneless  and skinned Plain yogurt  – 1/2 cup Ginger paste – 2 teaspoon Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon Cumin paste – 1 teaspoon Coriander powder – … Continue reading Delectable Duck Curry

Duck & Hog’s Pudding Cassoulet

Ingredients: For the granola 30g duck fat or beef dripping 150g toasted chopped hazelnuts 200g toasted linseed 150g pumpkin seeds 90g jumbo oats For the cassoulet 4 duck legs, salted overnight or for a few hours (see tips) 600ml duck fat, melted 6 fresh thyme sprigs 2 small onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stick, diced 8 garlic cloves, chopped 600g dried haricot beans, … Continue reading Duck & Hog’s Pudding Cassoulet

Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Ingredients: 175g fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed) 1 tbsp icing sugar 2 tbsp cranberry sauce or jelly 300g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 140g dried suet 85g caster sugar finely grated zest 1 orange 175-200ml milk custard , to serve Instructions:  To make the filling, warm the cranberries and icing sugar together in a saucepan until the fruits begin to soften. Increase the … Continue reading Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Steak & Ale Pie

Ingredients:   For the pastry:  3 cups (384 grams) all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 cup (8 ounces/226 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and kept cold until ready to use  1/2 cup (118 ml) cold water  1 large egg beaten to brush on pastry  For the filling:  1 tablespoon vegetable oil  1 tablespoon unsalted butter  2 pounds (907 grams) beef chuck, cut into bite size cubes  1 … Continue reading Steak & Ale Pie

Banana Loaf

Ingredients: 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin 140g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 140g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 50g icing sugar handful dried banana chips, for decoration Instructions: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster … Continue reading Banana Loaf

Gatte Curry & Dumplings

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: For the dumplings 1 cup besan / gram flour ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed ¼ tsp carom seeds/bishop’s weed ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp red chilli powder A pinch of  asafoetida ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter 2 tbsp curd / yogurt Water For the gravy  2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves 1 bay leaf ½ tsp fennel seeds A pinch of asafoetida 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger garlic paste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp   red chilli powder ½ tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp cumin powder … Continue reading Gatte Curry & Dumplings

Ultimate Sausage Rolls

Ingredients:  1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 6 Tesco Finest British pork sausages, skins removed 1 tbsp English mustard 4 rashers streaky bacon, finely chopped 1 x 320g sheet ready rolled puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 1 tbsp sesame seeds ketchup, to serve (optional) crushed chillies, to serve (optional) Instructions:  Heat the oil in a frying pan set over a medium heat … Continue reading Ultimate Sausage Rolls

Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients: 750g/1lb 10oz lean beef mince 175g/6oz pork sausage meat 1 egg, beaten 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon mustard 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée 110g/4oz fresh breadcrumbs ½ tsp paprika salt and freshly ground black pepper   Method: Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix … Continue reading Meatloaf Recipe

Glorious Cream

BY AMANDA CUMMINS So many of our favourite puddings in the summer have one ingredient in common. Cream. Specifically, double cream. Fools, mousses, possets, syllabubs. And luscious, seductively moreish homemade ice-cream. The idea of homemade ice cream might seem a bit of a faff if one lacks an ice-cream maker but, frankly, an ice-cream maker is one of those kitchen gizmos which seem a good idea … Continue reading Glorious Cream

Crayfish & Mango Salad

Ingredients: 200g frozen shelled soya beans Juice 4 limes, plus extra wedges to serve 4 tsp toasted sesame oil 3 tbsp sweet and spicy chilli sauce 400g cooked and ready to eat egg noodles 300g cooked crayfish tails 200g ripe mango, peeled and diced 200g cucumber, sliced 200g radishes, finely sliced Handful mixed fresh herbs, finely chopped (mint and coriander are good choices)   Instructions: … Continue reading Crayfish & Mango Salad