Category Archives: sides and salads

Spinach and Yoghurt Dahl

Made using the same spicing used in tradition meat curries, this is so delicious it’s hard to believe how very very good for you it is. It’s definitely worth toasting and grinding the spices yourself as it adds a depth

Spinach and Yoghurt Dahl

Made using the same spicing used in tradition meat curries, this is so delicious it’s hard to believe how very very good for you it is. It’s definitely worth toasting and grinding the spices yourself as it adds a depth

Blue Cheese, Beetroot and Sprouting Seed Salad

I made this using leftovers in the fridge. The combination of blueberries and blue cheese dressing lends a sweet and salty note that really works well with the earthy beetroot.  For a more substantial supper dish add slices of smoked

Blue Cheese, Beetroot and Sprouting Seed Salad

I made this using leftovers in the fridge. The combination of blueberries and blue cheese dressing lends a sweet and salty note that really works well with the earthy beetroot.  For a more substantial supper dish add slices of smoked

Mustard Seed Greens

This is a recipe from Madhur Jaffrey -delicately spiced cabbage is cooked down with onions until almost caramelised. It’s healthy, quick, delicious and cheap and goes exceptionally well with rice and dhal or perhaps a garlicky tomato salad.

Mustard Seed Greens

This is a recipe from Madhur Jaffrey -delicately spiced cabbage is cooked down with onions until almost caramelised. It’s healthy, quick, delicious and cheap and goes exceptionally well with rice and dhal or perhaps a garlicky tomato salad.

Bengali Tomato Salsa (aka Tomato Bortha)

                                      This is my modern take on a gutsy Bengali tomato salad. There are lots of big flavours so use the ripest

Bengali Tomato Salsa (aka Tomato Bortha)

                                      This is my modern take on a gutsy Bengali tomato salad. There are lots of big flavours so use the ripest

Smoked Aubergine Dip or Baigun Bortha

            In Bangladesh charred and mashed aubergine or “baigun bortha” is often eaten with rice and fish as a side dish, and is similar to the Middle Eastern Baba Ganoush. Smoky and creamy it also

Smoked Aubergine Dip or Baigun Bortha

            In Bangladesh charred and mashed aubergine or “baigun bortha” is often eaten with rice and fish as a side dish, and is similar to the Middle Eastern Baba Ganoush. Smoky and creamy it also