A lovely dish for autumn when the first of the maincrop potatoes are ready, along with the first of the cooking apples. Its from ” Sophie Grigson’s Country Kitchen”. You can of course leave out the bacon for a vegetarian option.
An easy bread from ” Delia’s How to Cook: Book Three”. It is crusty on the outside and soft and squidgy within, best served still warm with soup . Leftovers are good toasted too.
This is from ” Vegan Fakeaway” by Katy Beskow.
My friend Angela introduced me to this colourful and healthy all in one daal from Rukmini Iyer’s ” The Green Roasting Tin”. It was so good i had to cook it myself a few days later, omitting the cashews and serving with sausages. But it is also very good on its own, served with naan or rice. I was a bit doubtful that the lentils would cook properly in the oven, but they were perfect.
This is from ” Taste” by Sybil Kapoor. You could replace the scallops with some raw prawns if wished.
A Bengali recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s “Flavours of India”.
This is from Delia Smith’s ” Summer Collection” and goes very well with some spicy sausages or barbecued meat. You could also serve as part of a mezze spread. These peppers are one of the richest dietary sources of Vitamin C, as well as B6 and folate.
Tamarind Rice is a speciality of the high caste Brahmin people of Tamil Nadu and a high popular dish in Das Sreedharan’s Rasa chain of restaurants. The recipe is from his book “Fresh Flavours of India.”
An easy egg curry from ” Fresh Flavours of India ” by Das Sreedharan. When i lived in Stoke Newington I had two of his Rasa restaurants within a 15 minute walk. Although I didn’ t eat there often ( what a missed opportunity…) I can honestly say it was the best South Indian food I have ever eaten in the UK. I serve this with a spinach curry alongside and some rice or naan.
Another delicious seasonal recipe from ” River Cafe Cook Book Easy” by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers.
This is from Madhur Jaffrey’s ” Ultimate Curry Bible” and is said to be a favourite dish of the Ismaili Muslims of Kenya. Serve with Indian Breads or rice.
An easy and delicious curry from Keith Floyd’s ” Floyd on Oz”.
This is from Delia Smith’s ” Summer Collection”, a book i suspect many of us have had on our shelves at one time or another judging by the number of copies I now see in second hand shops. I like to eat this with chips or mashed potatoes. The sauce goes well with any fried fish.
A subtly scented rice served at weddings and special occasions in much of the Muslim world. The rice needs to be soaked for three hours before cooking but after this it is very quick to cook. This version is from ” Moro:the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark.
An easy and delicious curry from Trish Hillferty’s ” Lobster and Chips”.