Black Eyed Beans with Spinach and Dill (6)

A recipe with Persian influences from the Sindh region of Pakistan to serve with rice and pickles of your choice. The souring ingredient is the dried persian lime which you can get in middle eastern grocers or many supermarkets. To use, crack open and discard the black insides and any seeds, then lightly crush the dried pulp. The recipe is from ” Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible”.

Pastel de Choclo (6)

Some years ago i spent a few weeks in Chile with a friend and this meat pie with a corn topping was often on the menu. It quickly became a favourite and I cooked it a couple of times on my return but had forgotten all about it until i saw this recipe by Raul Diaz.