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Golden Air Fryer Samosas

Here’s a delicious recipe for the crispiest, Golden Air Fryer Samosas. You won’t believe these lightly-spiced, vegetable parcels aren’t deep fried! They’re vegan-friendly too. Each samosa is contains a mixture of vegetables, including potatoes, peas, carrots, corn and onions. There’s no need to deep fry then, just air fry to golden perfection. Follow my tips …

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Easy Vegan Curry Puffs

These Easy Vegan Curry Puffs are light, flaky and perfectly addictive. They’re stuffed with Asian-style curried vegetables, soy sauce and coconut milk. Make them big, small or somewhere in between for a speedy meat-free snack or starter. What are Curry Puffs? Curry Puffs are a pastry-wrapped snack popular across Asia. Many communities make their own …

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Indian Cheese Twists

Flaky Indian Cheese Twists baked with a blend of two cheeses and Indian spices inside. Use ready-rolled puff pastry sheets for a quick-fix recipe. These vegetarian cheese twists can be ready in under 40 minutes, including prep time. These Indian Cheese Twists are so simple to prepare and can be made with mostly store-cupboard ingredients. …

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Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani

Say hello to my signature Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani For me, biryani is absolutely symbolic of love. Why? Because if someone clears their busy schedule to make you this complex, multi-stage dish, you know you truly have a place in their heart. This beautiful preparation of basmati rice and freshly-toasted spices takes serious thought, time …

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Spiced Butternut and Cauliflower Cheese Pithiviers

One of my favourite classic comfort foods has to be cauliflower cheese. A chilly autumnal weeknight calls for nothing more than simple oven-baked cauliflower cheese, sometimes with a tumble of broccoli florets added in, other times with belly-pleasing macaroni. One thing they all have in common is delicious, sharp Cheddar and a crunchy golden top. Here, …

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Eggless Dark Chocolate, Almond and Roasted White Chocolate Tart

I’m a sucker for something sweet after dinner. Like my dad, tell me you’ve got hot Gulab Jambu and ice cream for dessert and I’ll be like putty in your hands. This chocolate tart makes me feel that way too. A crumbly, sweet shortcrust pastry base (without eggs, might I add), ridiculously smooth and rich …

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Tandoori Paneer Samosas

  Attention all paneer lovers! There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a big bite out of a crispy, spicy samosa with a fabulous filling. Whether it’s soft potato and pea, hearty mung daal or juicy tandoori paneer, these little triangles of heaven are an iconic element of Indian cuisine. Let’s be honest, making samosas from …

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Mombasa-Style Daal Kachori

Mombasa-Style Daal Kachori are crispy, pastry-covered daal and green mango snacks. This recipe is inspired by the hot and sour moong daal Kachori sold at Bhagwanjis sweet mart in Mombasa, Kenya. They’re the snack of my father’s childhood and this is a recipe that together, we have developed over the years. What are Kachori? Deep …

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