Tandoori Paneer & Spinach Nan Pizza

So simple, so delicious, and very little washing up, and not a lot of cooking To serve two people 2 Nans (shop bought is fine) 4-6 tablespoons natural yogurt 2 tablespoons tandoori masala a pinch of salt 150g spinach – wilted and roughly chopped 120g paneer – cubed ½ red onion – finely sliced 1…

Cookery School

I’ve been looking into ways to turn the Food From 4 idea into a business. Having toyed with branded items for sale and hosted dinner parties, I decided to have a go at a cookery school. I put the word out on various social media sites and soon had four willing volunteers to participate in…

Aubergine and Sweet Potato Katsu Curry

Autumn brings colder, dark nights. By the time I get home from work it’s already dark. I’m often tempted to turn up the central heating, but perhaps a cheaper and more satisfying option is to make a thick, spicy, sweet/sour Japanese katsu sauce to keep warm. Not only does this sauce work well with crispy,…

Roasted, Spiced Vegetables with Paneer

Roasted vegetables have always been a a standby in our house. Sunny, Mediterranean vegetables drenched in good olive oil and roasted, sometimes with chick peas, sometimes with cubes of squeaky halloumi and occasionally when feeling decadent, with both. Sometimes however we need a change. I fancied something spicy, something curryish. Not hard to make, but…

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…

Gobi Paneer

Cauliflower seems to be the perfect ingredient for making curry. I added paneer here to make it a little more interesting. Serve with Bhatura or other Indian bread, natural yogurt and spicey mango chutney. 2-3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 head of cauliflower – chopped into rough chunks 1-2 tablespoons root ginger – finely chopped 200g…

Curries

OK, so not the prettiest photos in the world. I served it up then realised I should take a few snaps. These dishes were delicious. On the plate you can just about make out pilau rice with peas and cashews, paneer in a creamy tomato sauceand spinach with potato. The recipes below should feed about…

Okra with Onions and Chili

Simple way of making Okra that isn’t slimy like some restaurant dishes Rinse a bunch of Okra then pat dry – the drier the better. Top and tail and put to one side. Take an onion and slice into very thin half rings. Finely chop 1-2 green chilis. Heat a couple of tablespoons of sunflower…

The Big Lunch

24 hours to go till the Big Lunch. Not being one for BBQs I have made enough Chick Pea and Potato Curry to feed about 25 people. Just hoping the weather holds out. I used a whole pack of dried chick peas – soaked overnight then boiled until tender. Fried up 2 onions with a…

Aloo Tinda

I popped into Sabar Brothers in Slough last week and picked up some tindas. Not sure why, but fancied trying something different so I made a curry with them, potatoes and tomatoes. Tasted fantastic, but didn’t look too great so instead of photographing the finished dish, here are the tindas before I prepared them. I…