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Comforting Bowls

Jalfrezi Fries

Hot and spicy Indian masala fries in restaurant-style Jalfrezi sauce. Big flavours! These masala chips make for an amazing starter or side dish for fries lovers. I like to call them ‘Jalfries-i’! Make a tasty restaurant-style Jalfrezi sauce with onions, peppers and spices, then toss in freshly-cooked fries for a delicious meal. Enjoy these flavour-packed …

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Hot Cross Crumb Mac & Cheese

Hot Cross Crumb Mac & Cheese is The ultimate luxury macaroni cheese for hot cross bun lovers! Fold pasta into this impossibly creamy cheese sauce and top off with crispy hot cross bun crumbs. Fans of savoury and sweet combos will find this rich and comforting pasta dinner irresistible. An unexpected twist on classic creamy …

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Bharela Marcha (Stuffed Bullet Chillies)

Chubby green bullet chillies feature in my home-style recipe for Bharela Marcha (Stuffed Bullet Chillies). I stuff the chillies with mixed masalas, jaggery and besan (chickpea flour). Each one is like a hot little flavour bomb. This recipe is inspired by and based upon my mother’s Gujarati Bharela Marcha. What are Bharela Marcha? In Gujarati …

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Garam Masala Potato Gratin

As soon as Autumn swings around I yearn for soothing, soul-warming Garam Masala Potato Gratin. This simple double potato concoction with cream and freshly-ground spices is a dish I crave often. I welcome the combination of wholesome and floury Maris Piper potatoes and sweet potatoes. While both are delicious in their own right, something rather …

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Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak

Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak is a cluster bean and dumpling curry enjoyed in most Gujarati homes. This easy version can be made in the Instant Pot for a speedy weeknight dinner alongside Rotli and Kachumber. The delicate beans pair beautifully with bouncy dumplings (“Dhokli”) made from chickpea flour, turmeric and ajwain (carom seeds). Each little …

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