Roasted, Spiced Broccoli with Paneer

I’ve been reading lately about the deliciousness of roasted cauliflower – just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, half an hour in a hot oven and out pops a delicious, charred side dish. I wondered if I could do something similar with cauliflower’s green cousin, broccoli. To make it more interesting…

Cucamelons

The wonderful farmers at Riverford sent me a sample of cucamelons. These odd little grape sized fruits grow on a vine and have lovely, if somewhat tough, watermelon-like skins. I tried one raw. Hmm. Not great A bit like a cucumber only blander. Most articles I googled suggest the cucamelon has a sour hint, a…

Paneer with Rice and Peas

Another Madhur Jaffery classic dish. Her dishes really are foolproof provide you read them through beforehand. You can eat this on its own with chutneys and pickles or with a sag side dish. 150g-200g pack of paneer – cubed 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 bay leaves 5 cardamom pods ½ stick cinnamon Basmati rice –…