Chilli Chocolate Seasalt Cake

Chilli Chocolate Sea Salt cake. I’ve been thinking about making this cake for ages and it tastes better than I thought it would. The depth of the dark chocolate comes through with hints of salty over sweet, but it’s that special tingle you get from the chilli dancing in your mouth that takes it to…

Lamb & Lentil Stew (Khoresht-e-Gheymeh)

Khoresht-e-Geyme is a very traditional Iranian dish. There’s not an Iranian house that hasn’t at one point made this dish. It’s also made during particular religious ceremonies. Ingredients 240g diced shoulder of lamb (chopped I to small cubes) 1 Onion (finely chopped) 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I’ve got to tell you, the first time I tasted this lovely cake was at a friend’s house. I remember it as if it were yesterday. Seema, my school friend had invited me over to her house for lunch. Her lovely mum had prepared a scrumptious lamb curry, I can smell it now as I’m…

Cucumber drink (sharbat-ek-kheyar)

I made this cucumber and rosewater drink a couple of days ago after a nostalgic day out at London Bridge. This is such a refreshing and fragrant drink, even better chilled in the fridge for an hour or so. For those adventurous souls on these beautiful summer days, a splash of vodka will happily dance…

Almond & Saffron cake

This is a fragrant almond cake with hints of saffron lifting the flavour which marries well with the rosewater syrup.

Pan seared seabass on a bed of mashed potatoes

Ingredients 2 medium sized fillets of seabass 1 tblsp lemon juice 5 small to medium sized potatoes 1 clove garlic 1 tsp dry tarragon 2 tsp salt Pinch pepper 6 tblsp olive oil Method For the mashed potatoes Peel, wash and chop each potato into 4 pieces. Put put  potatoes into a medium saucepan. Add…

Strawberry Jam (Morabaye Tootfarangi)

There is nothing more satisfying than making jam from seasonal fruit. Strawberries are in season and in abundance here in the UK. I and another mummy took my daughter and two of her school friends out strawberry picking and the wonderful nostalgic memories of fruit picking, especially strawberries came flooding back. My brother and I,…

Fish Tahchin – (Tahchin-e-Mahee)

Ingredients For the Fish 1kg Fish (I used Cod) 2 Onions (medium size) 1/2 tsp ground saffron 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp turmeric 4 cloves of garlic 3 cups of water For the rice 3 cups of rice (white basmati) 1pt cold water 1 tblsp salt 1/4 cup oil (vegetable) For the…

Chocolate Mousse

This is a really easy chocolate mousse recipe with just two main ingredients. Ingredients 3 egg whites 150g dark chocolate at 65% Fresh raspberries (optional) Method Whisk the egg whites together in a bowl until they form stiff peaks. Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place in a plastic bowl. Pour 1 cup…

Chicken Tahchin – (Tahchin-e-Morgh)

This is a wonderful hearty dish with loads of flavour. A fantastic centre piece if you don’t want to cook a stew to accompany the rice. This is an all in one dish that packs a punch with the aromatic spices used and the chicken plays well with the saffron yogurt rice. The crispy base…