Kheer Indian Rice Pudding

October 28, 2011 One of the most popular Indian desserts is rice pudding or Kheer and is often prepared for festivals and special occasions.   Ingredients ½ cup rice 5 cups milk 8 tbsp sugar 4 cardamoms raisins, nuts to decorate Method Rinse the rice and place it into a saucepan with half of the milk and stir it well {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Indian Chicken Curry

Indian Chicken Curry this is a very easy and quick to make recipe but still gives all the flavours of a traditional Indian curry. Ingredients 2 lb. chicken cut into bite sized chunks ¼ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground cloves ½ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp ground turmeric 1 tbsp {Tags: , , , , , , } {More...}

Naan Bread

Indian Naan Bread an easy to make bread which can be served with curries and soups such as dhal (Lentil Soup).  This recipe has added garlic but you can also add minced onion if you wish.  You can freeze this bread. Ingredients 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 1/4 cup {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup (dahl) is cheap to make and is delicious and is an everyday recipe in Indian homes.   This is a good dish for vegetarians.  You can serve this soup with rice or naan bread. Ingredients ½ cup, rinsed Split lentils 1 tablesp Olive oil 1 medium Onions, chopped 2 cloves Garlic 1 small {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Sweet Pickle

Preserves and Pickles
October 26, 2011 Sweet Pickle a great addition to cold sandwiches or Pork Pie or Sausage Rolls.  Although the preparation is time consuming this recipe is very easy to make.  This can be put in jars and will keep for ages in fact the flavour increases with age. Ingredients 250 Gram Carrots, cut into 3 mm (1/8 inch) cubes {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Traditional English Pork Pie

Savoury Pies
Traditional English Pork Pie made from hot water pastry which is very easy to make and difficult to get wrong.  Pork pie is a very traditional English pie which is normally served cold.  Pork Pies are a great addition to a picnic basket Ingredients For the Hot Water Pastry 4 fl oz water 4 oz {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Chilli con Carne

Chilli con Carne a great one pot meal and good for when you have friends around as you won’t spend all your time in the kitchen.  You can serve this dish with rice or with Cheese and Garlic bread cut into chunks. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup everybody’s favourite soup.  This is a very easy recipe and can be served with Cheese and Garlic Bread or Granary Bread a great winter warmer. Ingredients 6 medium ripe tomatoes – 700g / 1½lb 1 medium potato -110g / 4oz 1 medium onion – 110g / 4oz chopped Handful fresh basil leaves – 15g {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Cheese and Garlic Bread

Cheese and Garlic Bread is perfect to serve with Chilli con Carne, soups such as Tomato Soup or at BBQs.  Quick and easy to make and tou can use the dough (before adding the cheese) as a tasty pizza base. Ingredients  500g strong white bread flour 7g sachet/1.5 tsp fast-action yeast 1 tsp salt 2 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Granary Bread

Granary Bread is made from malted granary flour and is perfect to serve with home-made soups such as Mushroom Soup and for sandwiches.  The recipe is easy to make and if you want you can make into a loaf or as rolls. Ingredients  225g strong white flour 225g malted granary bread flour 1 tsp salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}