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Lamb Dhansak

Dhansak is a sweet, spicy and sour dish that has its origins in Persian (Parsi) and Gujarati cuisine. The word ‘dhan’, translates as ‘seed’ or ‘grain’ from the...

Onion Gravy

This Onion Gravy doesn’t require a lot of commentary other than to say it really is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious Steak, Roast dinner or toad in the hole. It is straight forward...

Lentil Bake

At home I try my best to incorporate vegetarian meals into our diets, I feel my kids are far too carnivorous when it comes to food and it can prove a mission to get them to eat dishes made...

Palak Paneer

You’ll probably laugh at me when I tell you about my very first paneer experience, but bear in mind this was about 20 odd years ago and I didn’t have a clue what paneer was, let alone...

Chicken Tikka and Jalapeno Pizzas

As far as I can recall, I’ve always loved bread, any kind of dish that involves bread making gets me excited! I am a true breadaholic (if such a thing exists), which is why some members of...

Boal Fish with Watercress

We all learn to cook in many different ways. Over the years I have learnt to cook all sorts of dishes from different methods; from following recipes, experimenting by myself in the kitchen, from...

Afelia’s Beef Steaks

To salt or not to salt. That was the question I asked myself the very first time my husband brought home some beef steaks as I looked into the best way to cook them, I had never cooked steaks...

Afelia’s Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

I love bread, I mean who doesn’t? Eeeeeveryone loves bread, even people who don’t eat it because they’ve cut carbs out of their diet, they know it and we know it too! I...

Guror Handesh

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now Guror Handesh are traditional sweet Bengali deep fried snacks, made from a batter of flour and date molasses (morsa gur) or sugar. There are many variations of...

Bhat Biran (Bangladeshi Fried Rice)

Bhat Biran, translated as Fried Rice in English, is a comfort food and staple in every Bangladeshi household. Growing up it was the one dish that could easily be thrown together for breakfast or...

Afelia’s Fruity Summer Pavlova

The summer season brings with it an abundance of summer fruits and what better way to enjoy some of these delicious seasonal goodies than to bake a mouthwatering pavlova? Afelia’s Fruity...

Classic Keema Matar

It really does feel like forever since I’ve sat down to write up a recipe. I’ve had a close family wedding and so many family gatherings in the space of the last two weeks, that I...

Chicken With Vegetable Empanadas

This Chicken with Vegetable Empanadas recipe is something I whipped up one evening for dinner. I had an awful lot of carrots and cabbage in my fridge and wanted to use them up, so added them to...

Haddock with Broccoli Pasta

This Haddock with Broccoli Pasta is another kitchen experiment that turned out pretty well, so I’m sharing it with you all. It’s really quick and easy to prepare, brilliant for a mid...