Supreme Vegan ‘Chicken’ & Spinach Curry

Taken from my ecookbook ‘The Spice Maniac Cookbook Vol I’, available from here   I tried out this curry after I made and enjoyed my hot chana masala. I made just a couple of changes and the recipe I created yielded a superb curry which I will make many times over. INGREDIENTS 2 cups of vegan ‘chicken’ pieces (I used the VBites brand) 1 large red onion, roughly chopped 1 large red chilli, roughly chopped […]

Best Ever Vegan Aloo Gobi !

Probably one of the best tasting aloo gobi’s ever. One of my dearest Indian friends always used to tell me that my aloo gobi was better than her mum’s, and her mum was a great cook – so that was a well appreciated compliment. I think this delight tastes better the day after it has been cooked – if that is not possible, try and make it in the morning for serving at dinner time. […]

Asparagus, Potato & Spinach Curry in a Tandoori Lime Sauce – Culinary Heaven on Earth

I cannot describe in words how absolutely mouthwateringly delicious and sensual this curry is. I specialize in creating irresistible curries with the most superb flavours, colours and textures, as well as mind-blowing aromas that emanate from these delights – whilst this gem was cooking, a Heavenly scent worked its way around the house, which smelt like a real high-class curry joint.  I served it with wonderful Libyan bread (Fteera), on a bed of wild rice. […]

Panch Puren & Caramel Vegetable Curry

In part this curry is influenced by a secret technique my mother used to implement, I am so grateful to be making use of it, and to now be sharing it with you all. Cumin, Fenugreek, Mustard, Fennel and Kalonji come together to yield the most amazing and ‘easy to make of’ curries that I’ve created as a treat for tonight’s dinner for my little girl and for my partner. I have also created this […]

My Iranian Eggplant & No-Beef Style Stew – Koresh Bademjan

I created a Middle Eastern Style Stew but with different spices. We devoured it in one sitting and loved it – it is inspired by my love for all things Middle Eastern, the stews I had at family sittings as a child, and my insatiable love for curry spices and East Indian food. It’s fast to make, and you’ll love this. It has a little trick to make the vegan meat meatier, and it worked […]

Coffee Cream Curry with Rose Basmati Rice & Baked Sweet Bombay Potatoes

This is a unique curry which will have you hooked. The flavours of coffee, cream and orange zest marry well with the warm spices of red chilli, hot curry, fresh ginger, garlic and onions. The end result is a succulent, mouthwatering, slightly sweet curry with crazy texture, aroma and taste – a real, real treat, and with the surprising burst of giant black sultanas, it will have you wanting more and more. I created a […]

Rich Spicy Lentil & Sweetcorn Chilli

Have I said it before ? I think so. I love chilli like the sunshine. Yup, I love the spices and textures, I love the bright vibrant colours, and I adore the taste. Here I use a combination of lentils and sweetcorn, both opposite in texture and colour, bringing visual joy to the table. This dish tastes great as a wrap filler or as a filling for a sweet jacket potato, and that is how […]

Basmati Tomatoed Spiced Rice with Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese

This is a beautiful dish.  I say this because it looks wonderful, and has the most amazing of flavours.  It is easy to prepare and is one of my favourite rice dishes.  I sometimes make enough for 2 days, as it comes in handy if you’re too busy to cook daily, and it keeps well in the fridge in an air-tight container.  It is a kind of fusion, with both Greek and Indian notes.  Try […]

Spicy Fruit & Orange ‘Chicken’ Curry

Why not create a Christmas curry ?  The other day I found myself concocting spices and ingredients that would make for a wonderful festive curry.  This is what I came up with – a huge success, as well as a finger-licking finish !  Grapes, jumbo raisins, ‘chicken’ and lentils, combined with cinnamon, star anise, curry, chilli, and all things nice.  And then, to really make a sublime success of it, a creamy (nut) finish, that […]

Green Fruit & Vegetable Curry – with Pomegranate, Tomatoed Basmati Rice

I love fruit in curries, and this one is so mouthwatering, and full of great flavour.  I created it very much with the balance of sweet and savoury in mind, and I have to say it was a huge success.  It’s ideally suited to those times when you crave a curry, but also a sweet, but you don’t wish either to be too predominant.  Great served with popadoms, and my amazing Greek-inspired tomatoed basmati rice.  […]