Beet root salad with avocado and feta cheese


Ingredient 3 boiled beet roots 1 tsp lemon rind 2 tbsp lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 1 small white onion thinly sliced 2 tbs olive oil 4 cups rocket leaves 1 avocado, sliced 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled A handful of raisins for sprinkling Method Combine lemon rind, juice, salt and pepper and…

Cherry tea cake 


Ingredients  2 1/4 cups cake flour 1/4 cup ground almonds 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 8 oz butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or essence  2 tsp almond essence 1 1/3 cup sour cream 1 can pitted and chopped almond, strained  Icing 4…

Lotus cheesecake


Ingredient Filling  700g cream cheese 5 eggs 200g sugar 200 g lotus spread 1 tsp vanilla extract  Beat all together till creamy and pour over base. Bake at 325 for an hour then chill Crust 185g cookie crumbs 90g butter melted 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder Mix together all ingredients in a food processor then place…

Chana bhundi


Ingredients 1 cup bhundhi ( chick pea flour nuggets , available in Indian section of any supermarket) 1/2 cup boiled potatoes, cubed 1/2 cup boiled chick peas, drained Salt 1/4 cup tamarind chutney 1 cup yogurt, whipped Coriander leaves and sliced onions for garnish Method Mix together yogurt and tamarind chutney and salt in a…

Rangeena


Ingredients 1 lb pitted dates stuffed with pistachio or almonds 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp powdered cardamom Powdered cinnamon Method Line the stuffed dates in a flat platter and set aside. Melt butter and add the butter. Saut√© till flour changes color to a sandy tone. Add cardamom powder and…

Halwa


An age old recipe for traditional halwa for those looking for a super sugar rush Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 tsp saffron 3 tbsp ground gum 4 tbsp ghee or butter Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Boil together to make a syrup Method Heat butter and lightly…

Kachori


Ingredients 1 loaf of sliced bread, slices cut in circles with cookie cutter Oil for deep frying Filling 1 potato, boiled and mashed 2 tbsp green olives, sliced 2 green chillies chopped 1/4 cup or more of your favourate cheese 1 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp coriander leaves 1 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp salt…