Haleem (Cracked wheat and Lamb topped with Sugar & Cinnamon)

    Haleem is a wonderful hearty broth which can be eaten at any time of the day. I especially enjoy eating it during the cold winter morning’s. My grandmother always knew to make this for me when we came to visit her in Iran, she knew it was one of my favourite dishes. I…

Saffron & Rose petal pancakes with Honey glazed pan fried Figs

Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 medium sized egg 2 cups whole milk 1/3 cup white granulated sugar 1/3 cup oil 1/4 tsp ground saffron 1 tsp pistachios 1 ripe fig 3 tbsp honey 1/4 tsp crushed rose petals Method In a large bowl,Β  add the flour, baking powder, crushedΒ  dried…

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…

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…

Iced noodles in rosewater – (Faloode Shirazi)

Another glorious sunny day today, perfect for an ice cold faloode shirazi garnished with pistachios, rose petals and sour cherry syrup and balanced with a squeeze of lemon juice. I recall visiting Shiraz many years ago with mum and having this on one of the warm evenings there. Ingredients 100g rice vermicelli noodles 1 1/2…