Cheese and Onion Sausages

These frugal vegetarian sausages originated in Wales during the second world war when meat was scarce. The key to making them tasty is a flavoursome, sharp cheese, so feel free to go crazy and experiment with some cheese combos. 3½ cups Panko breadcrumbs 2 spring onions, finely chopped ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh […]

Baby Carrot Byriani

When researching for this recipe I was surprised to find that a vegetable biryani is not common. I found this surprising because when I backpacked through Rajasthan (nearly 20 years ago!) this was my staple dinner. Much of Rajasthan is vegetarian but the real reason I enjoyed a regular biryani was because this tasty dish […]

Pumpkin Dal

Madhur Jaffrey, the Queen of Indian cuisine, writes of the importance of dal when she says in her Curry Bible “you can take meats and fish and vegetables from an Indian, but you cannot take away his dal – the core of his meal”. Technically dal (also known as dhal, dahl or daal) is a […]