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Houmous

Houmous

HoumousServes 4  1x 400g can of chickpeas 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed2 tbsp tahini 1 garlic clove, crushed4 tbsp olive oiljuice of 1 lemon2 tbsp orange juice2-4 tbsp chickpea water1/2 tsp ground cumin1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp paprika ½ tsp chilli...

Baked Beans Balti

Baked Beans Balti

African Chickpea StewTechnically, a ‘balti’ means a bucket. But this recipe uses four spices to create an exotic twist to a store cupboard favourite. It makes a change to traditional beans on toast and also makes a great breakfast accompaniment to eggs. Serves 2...

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Chana MasalaServes: 4  3 tbsp olive or sunflower oil2 bay leaves5-6cm/2-2 ½ in piece cassia bark or cinnamon stick1 onion, finely chopped2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger3 garlic cloves, finely chopped1/2 tsp ground cumin1/2 tsp ground coriander½ tsp turmeric½...

Chilli Beans

Chilli Beans

Chilli BeansThis is a quick and hearty dish which can be made within 20 minutes or cooked in advance and eaten a day later.Serves 4-6Serves 4-63 tbsp olive oil2 bay leaves4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 onions, finely chopped1 tsp ground cumin2 tsp paprikaA pinch...

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Lemon Rice

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Chapatis

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Chapatis - Unleavened FlatbreadsChapatis, made fresh everyday, are a type of unleavened bread from northern India. The wholewheat dough is made from a flour that is predominantly ground in stone mills known as chakkis. The grinding of the wheat with stone, breaks and...

Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam CakeYou may have loads of jars of jam and don’t know what to do with any surplus. This is a cake which can be made only when you feel like having a spongy treat.Serves 6 150g butter or margarine 2 eggs 100g caster sugar or granulated if you’ve run out of...

Oaty Apple Crumble

Oaty Apple Crumble

Oaty Apple CrumbleThis is a great way of using up leftover apples in your fruit bowl. I’ve added oats for that extra crunchiness and a little roughage. I’ve also used less sugar for the topping as is traditionally used.Serves 6 For the crumble: 150g plain flour 70g...

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon BarsThese are like a double layered shortbread which are sweet and tangy. The base is baked first and then the lemony layer is placed on top and baked further for a once in a while treat.Makes approximately 16 pieces For the Base: 225g butter, softened 65g icing...

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