Category Archives: Recipes

Kashmiri Mango: Our Secret Recipe

This sweet and sour dish is all the rage in our little restaurant at the mo. And you all keep asking us how we make it. So we thought we’d tell you, as we are nice like that. It is … Continue reading

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Moroccan Style Amaranth, Beetroot and Red Currant Salad

So we’ve got this new book coming out. That’s it there, at the top. For the uninitiated, the word SALMAGUNDI refers to the medieval practice of emptying the pantry into one big composed salad: this happened most often on a … Continue reading

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Quick Kashmiri Cauliflower

A cracking little supper dish or side, this. For my part I’ve taken to making it as a sandwich filling for our cafe, but it is just fine on its own with some warm bread, ricotta or yoghurt and salad … Continue reading

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Readers’ Recipes #1: Bitter Gourd/Karela

I always meant for this to be an interactive website – and I would love more of you to send in your (vaguely Middle Eastern, vegetarian) recipes. So I was delighted to receive this e-mail from a nice lady called … Continue reading

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Veggiestan Rose Drizzle Cake. For you. For Valentines Day.

Now I’m a self-confessed rubbish baker. The antithesis of a domestic goddess (although I do have a penchant for house-work, so I do get some redeeming Brownie points). But you know? You can’t actually mess up a drizzle cake. Whisk-whisk-cook-drizzle-scoff. … Continue reading

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Dukkah’ed Sprouts

Because sprouts are for life and not just for Christmas. And because we now have our own house blend of dukkah. And because we are now selling fresh veg. We have recently started stocking bio-dynamic produce in the shop, and … Continue reading

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Nowrooz Potato Lyonnaise. Just for Fun.

It’s Spring! No, really. The Spring equinox was at 11:01:53 on Wednesday 20th March 2013. Which happens to coincide with the Persian New Year (Nowrooz). So we wish you all a happy and prosperous 1392. Iranian celebrations to welcome in … Continue reading

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A Peck of Pretty Peppers…

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pretty Peppers. Actually, no, I did on this occasion. Snapped this on a cheap package beano to Icmeler in Southern-ish Turkey a year or so ago. Peppers are sooo good for you. All peppers: … Continue reading

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Hariss-law: Coleslaw with Knobs On

Apologies for the slight hiatus in posting. But it was all in a good cause…of which more soon. In the meantime, here’s a lovely little Winter slaw recipe to perk up your January lunchboxes/dire supermarket pizzas/buffet spreads. It is a … Continue reading

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Khoresht-e-Beh: Quince and Split Pea Stew

So the quince season is here once again. Huzzah! is all we can say. There is nothing quite like it for fragrance, natural pinkness and beguiling flavour. Although they are ugly brutes. They are not very good raw, but poached … Continue reading

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