Eggs with Spiced Tomato Gravy (4)

A quick supper especially if you have a glut of ripe tomatoes readily available. If you dont have fresh tomatoes use tinned whole plum tomatoes, drained of their liquid. If you like you can add peas to the gravy. You could also use mozzarella cheese instead of the eggs and finish under the grill. Serve with naan or bread to mop up the juices. The recipe is from ” Ammu” by Asma Khan,

Thai Sweet and Sour Fish (2)

This New Year I’m cooking my way steadily through ” Dominique’s Kitchen” by Dominique Woolf. I love her tweaks to traditional thai recipes such as using fish rather than prawns or chicken in this dish. If you want to use prawns instead, just add them after the onions and garlic. Serve with some rice.

Chicken Kabab (6-8)

These Kababs can be cooked on a barbecue or grilled indoors. The chicken could also be cooked without skewers spread out on a foil covered baking tin under a preheated medium grill. The recipe is from ” Ammu” by Asma Khan and she recommends serving them with her Spinach with Spiced Yoghurt and her Special Potatoes.

Saffron, Potato and Barberry Kuku (4-6)

A baked version of this Persian dish from ” The Saffron Tales” by Yasmin Khan. You can make individual kukus in a muffin tin or make one large kuku to slice at the table. Serve warm or cold with some salad, salty Middle Eastern cucumber pickles and some bread.

Shrikhand

A delicious dessert from ” Favourite Indian Food” by Diane Seed. If you want to you could fold in 500g fresh raspberries at the last minute , or serve them alongside.