Mutton Masala

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: 750 gm mutton/lamb/goat’s meat 3 medium onions 1 1/2 spoons Meat masala 3 bay leaves 5 cloves 1 tsp sugar 3 medium potatoes halved 1 tsp garam masala powder Black pepper 4 green cardamoms 1/2-inch cinnamon stick 3/4 cup mustard oil For the Sauce: 8 garlic cloves 2 tsp turmeric powder. 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder 4 tablespoon yogurt (curd) 1 … Continue reading Mutton Masala

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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