Cheery Chicken Tikka With  Tomato, Cucumber & Red Onion Salsa

This is a nice and spicy, low carb light lunch which is a special treat but lighter on the calories. I prefer it done with chicken thighs but for an even lighter option use chicken breast. Ideally you would probably put a tablespoon of oil in with the marinade which helps it to cook better…… Continue reading Cheery Chicken Tikka With  Tomato, Cucumber & Red Onion Salsa

Gurkha Chicken Curry Inspired by the Memories of Joanna Lumley

  I will confess that this is not my recipe and have only made a couple of slight adjustments purely because that was the only ingredients I had at the time. It is actually one from Jamie Oliver but definitely worth a try After being discarded from hospital I decided that I wanted something nice…… Continue reading Gurkha Chicken Curry Inspired by the Memories of Joanna Lumley

Punchy Potato, Spinach & Chickpea Curry/Side Dish

I had this dish at a charity Bhangra night for my physio’s charity.  I liked it so much I made a donation to the charity to get the recipe.  The first time I made it I think I overdid it with the chilli and it nearly blew my head off so I cooled it down…… Continue reading Punchy Potato, Spinach & Chickpea Curry/Side Dish

Yummy, Scrummy Sweet Potato, Onion and Coriander Bhajis

Bhajis adapt themselves to many different vegetables.  These ones are baked to put a healthier twist but if you are entertaining the would be great deep fried.  The only problem I felt with the baked ones is although they went brown they didn’t crisp up so next time I might squeeze out some of the…… Continue reading Yummy, Scrummy Sweet Potato, Onion and Coriander Bhajis

Truly Scrumptious Chicken Tikka Masala

INGREDIENTS For the Tikka ¶ 750 g of skinned, boneless chicken thighs 1 tsp of Kashmiri chilli powder 2 tsp of paprika (mild or spicy depending on how brave you are feeling) 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp of red food colouring or beetroot juice/powder 2 tsp cumin seeds seeds from 12 green cardamom pods…… Continue reading Truly Scrumptious Chicken Tikka Masala

Cooling Yoghurt & Mint Dip

INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp of fat-free yoghurt (Skya is a really good one to use as it’s very thick and creamy) 1 tbsp of mint sauce from a jar or fresh chopped mint if you prefer. Approximately 1 tbsp of lemon juice (or to taste). 2 tsp of sweetener or sugar (again to taste) METHOD Place…… Continue reading Cooling Yoghurt & Mint Dip

Root Vegetable Bhajis With Chilli & Coriander Relish

INGREDIENTS 1 large parsnip grated 1large carrot grated 1 medium onion thinly sliced 2-3 garlic cloves (or paste) crushed Small piece of fresh ginger (or paste) crushed or finely chopped 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp mild curry powder 1 tsp chilli powder (opt) 120 gr gram flour (chickpea flour) 1…… Continue reading Root Vegetable Bhajis With Chilli & Coriander Relish

Curried Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

INGREDIENTS Small head off cauliflower inc. tender leaves 1 carrot 1 onion 1 stick of celery 2 cloves garlic 1 red chilli (de-seeded or to taste) 1 tbsp mild curry powder few pinches of saffron approx 300 ml chicken stock. Handful of strong cheddar cheese – grated   METHOD Fry off onion, carrot, celery, chilli…… Continue reading Curried Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup