An easy 30-minute one pot vegetable pulao, a fragrant, delicious and wholesome rice dish. Much simpler than a biryani, this veg pulao dish is an equally ideal week night meal as it is for festive occasions. Can be made in an instant pot or pressure cooker for an even quicker rendition.
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Eggplant, red kidney beans and courgette (zucchini) doused in a luscious vegan homemade tikka masala sauce. A vegan version of the much loved amazingly rich, creamy and flavoursome tikka masala curry. Some two weeks after we first arrived in the UK in 2004, Kevin and I were invited at his aunt’s place for dinner and
A one pot pasta meal where pasta and sauce cook together in one pan, resulting in luscious spaghetti doused in a silky curry gravy. Piled with season’s bounty fresh courgettes and tomatoes, this pasta dish makes an ultimate end-of-summer meal. One pot pasta is one of those dishes that leave you nothing but charmed when made the right
Step up from your curry flavoured instant or pot noodle with this hearty coconut curry ramen noodle soup with crispy seared tofu, medley of vegetables, enoki mushrooms and chayote/daikon radish dumplings. This elaborate filling bowl comes ready in just about 40 minutes. The days of instant noodle, pot or packaged, are long gone at our
A simple fragrant kalia curry with jackfruit recipe that can be served over rice or in a wrap / roti. This easy curry, ‘cari jacques’ — as it is typically known in Mauritius, is yet amazingly tasty; you will be licking your fingers! For its sheer ginormous size, the jackfruit is unquestionable reason for amazement.
A simple yet amazingly delicious Mauritian-style macaroni fricassee with dried bean curd sticks skins (tofu skin or yuba). If you like scrambled tofu, you might just like this one. What I find fascinating about the way people prepare food is the similarities yet distinctions with which every household make their meals, especially the traditional ones. One
Chinese vegetable curry made stir-fry style with jicama and soya chunks (also known as Textured Vegetable Protein or TVP). The tropical fruit flavours from the ripe pineapple combined with soy sauce gives that umami flavour in the starchy curry sauce. It is quite reminiscent of fish sauce without the strong smell. Your taste buds will
Whether it is a childhood favourite or the satisfaction of a hearty dinner, cooking a meal that you are also passionate about will set you up for an agreeable hour in the kitchen. The use of minimally processed ingredients makes this wholesome gluten-free rigatoni pasta dish certainly one to keep in your repertoire of quick dinner recipes
Easy process on how to make homemade noodles from scratch. Homemade ramen noodles. These alkaline noodles are similar to the Mauritian yellow wheat flour Chinese noodles. Suitable to use as ramen noodles for soup, boiled with various toppings or in stir fried noodle dishes. With strong Chinese influences in the Mauritian cuisine come an amalgam of
Vegetable Biryani with Okra and Soya Chunks [Textured Vegetable Protein]. The Mauritian briyani is a little different from the Indian version in terms of spices and the addition of fried potatoes and onions. Biryani, in Mauritius, is quite fittingly synonymous with celebration. Traditionally this dish is served at many special occasions and gatherings — weddings,
A little bit further up from where I live, the streets are decked with huge pumpkins sitting in big cauldron-style pots outside every shop. In a battle of David, aka the squirrels, against Goliath, aka the pumpkins, well naturally David won — some of these gigantic squash have already been victims to the pesky yet