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potato salada

Whenever I find myself feeling “homesick” for Japan and Japanese food, it’s not the niku jagas and shabu shabu’s I crave (although they do have their place) but more often than not it’s the Japanese versions of Western dishes, otherwise known

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potato salada

Whenever I find myself feeling “homesick” for Japan and Japanese food, it’s not the niku jagas and shabu shabu’s I crave (although they do have their place) but more often than not it’s the Japanese versions of Western dishes, otherwise known

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Aloo saag pies

Behold the traditional creamy Bengali aloo saag pie. Made by countless generations of Bengalis before me and whole lines of master bakers before them, passed down from generation to generation…well,ok maybe not. But you know who really cares, as long

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Aloo saag pies

Behold the traditional creamy Bengali aloo saag pie. Made by countless generations of Bengalis before me and whole lines of master bakers before them, passed down from generation to generation…well,ok maybe not. But you know who really cares, as long

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Kashmiri ribs

x x If like me, you’ve been delighted to learn that just about everything you’ve always suspected about meat, eggs and butter was correct (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/23/everything-you-know-about-unhealthy-foods-is-wrong) – (my hyperlinks are playing up) then you may also have tuned into rumours about

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Kashmiri ribs

x x If like me, you’ve been delighted to learn that just about everything you’ve always suspected about meat, eggs and butter was correct (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/23/everything-you-know-about-unhealthy-foods-is-wrong) – (my hyperlinks are playing up) then you may also have tuned into rumours about

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roasted Bengali tomato salad with mooli parathas

Whenever I’m faced with a glut of tomatoes all I can think of is making a traditional Bengali bortha or a proper, garlicky roasted tomato salad. Here I’ve combined the two, to make an every day salad a bit more exciting

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roasted Bengali tomato salad with mooli parathas

Whenever I’m faced with a glut of tomatoes all I can think of is making a traditional Bengali bortha or a proper, garlicky roasted tomato salad. Here I’ve combined the two, to make an every day salad a bit more exciting

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spring has sprung pakoras with pear & mint chutney

Fresh, green and positively bursting with the joys of spring – behold the spring green pakora. A fantastic way of using up any manky old greens that need  bit of attention. My 22 month old ploughed his way through an

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spring has sprung pakoras with pear & mint chutney

Fresh, green and positively bursting with the joys of spring – behold the spring green pakora. A fantastic way of using up any manky old greens that need  bit of attention. My 22 month old ploughed his way through an

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Chickpea, leek and spring cabbage curry

This is the stuff I grew up on. It never fails to surprise me how the humble combination of pulses, spice and veg can be so moreish. I find myself turning to this, at least once a week. With parathas, on

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Chickpea, leek and spring cabbage curry

This is the stuff I grew up on. It never fails to surprise me how the humble combination of pulses, spice and veg can be so moreish. I find myself turning to this, at least once a week. With parathas, on

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rhubarb, coconut and cardamom crumble

It’s definitely crumble weather. I like to spice mine with stem ginger and cardamom. A touch of coconut in the topping makes for the perfect bowl of exotic comfort. serves 4-6 ingredients 400g rhubarb, cut into chunks 5 cubes crystallised

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rhubarb, coconut and cardamom crumble

It’s definitely crumble weather. I like to spice mine with stem ginger and cardamom. A touch of coconut in the topping makes for the perfect bowl of exotic comfort. serves 4-6 ingredients 400g rhubarb, cut into chunks 5 cubes crystallised