Author Archive | Erica

Vegetable Bajhi

Ingredients Serves: 6 Half a Jar of All The Raj Curry Paste 1 small carton or 200ml passatta 4 large potatoes, finely chopped 100g cauliflower florets 1 carrot, finely chopped 75g fresh green peas coriander leaves for garnish (optional) Preparation method Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 40 mins Place the potatoes, cauliflower, carrot and peas […]

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tarkah dhal

Tarka dal

Ruby Curry Paste All The Raj Curry Paste My Favourite tea! it’s cheap to make, delicious and healthy – dal is the perfect comfort food supper. Ingredients 250g/9oz chana dal (yellow dried split peas), rinsed until the water runs clear 1 litre/1¾ pints water Half a jar of Ruby Curry Paste 1 carton of passatta […]

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Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 tbsp All The Raj Curry Paste 250g spinach leaves 4 large potatoes peeled and cut into 1inch pieces or 12 charlotte/new potatoes if boiling 4 tomatoes chopped into quarters Handful of fenugreek (Methi) leaves Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish, combined with potato […]

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potato curry

Chicken and potato curry using my ruby paste –serves 4

Ingredients – 4 free range chicken breasts halved or 8 chicken pieces-(thighs and legs) Alternatively I use 2 tins of chick peas drained and rinsed. Half a jar Ruby Curry Paste 12 scrubbed new potatoes or peeled white potato’s cut into 2inch approx pieces Salt and pepper to taste 2pts fresh chicken stock (or 1pint […]

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Mushroom pâté with Red Onion Marmalade

Ingredients For the pâté 100ml/3½fl oz yellow Pure Butter 400g/14oz mixed mushrooms (such as shiitake, chestnut and oyster), cleaned and sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 200g/7oz unsalted butter pinch cayenne pepper 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 lemon, juice only Ericas Red Onion Marmalade To Serve Preparation method For the pâté, […]

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Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia – serves 4

2 ½ tbsp fresh yeast or 1 ½ tbsp dried yeast 250 ml lukewarm water 1tsp sugar 1tsp salt 350-400g 00 bread flour or strong white bread flour 8 tbsp Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Oil 2tbsp rock salt Small handful fresh rosemary leaves   Mix the water, yeast, sugar in a jug and set aside […]

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Garlic & Lemon Tofu

In a large frying pan heat 4 tbsp Lemon, Garlic and rosemary oil and a pinch of red chilli flakes. Add 400g tofu cut into inch pieces and cook over high heat for 2-3 mins sealing all the sides until the outer edges are crispy. Turn onto a plate and garnish with lemon slices and […]

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Garlic & Lemon Prawns

In a large frying pan heat 4 tbsp Lemon, Garlic and rosemary oil and a pinch of red chili flakes. Add 400g large, raw, peeled prawns and cook over high heat for 2-3 mins until pink. Turn onto a plate and garnish with lemon slices and sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf parsley.

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Gluten and Dairy free Pastry

Perfect for dessert baking and Quiche bases 150g Chestnut Flour or Gram Flour 150g Ground Almond 150g Rice Flour 150g Cornmeal Pinch of salt 2 tsp Xanthium Gum 400g Yellow Pure Dairy Free Margarine 2 free range eggs 400ml ice cold water Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl and with cold hands rub […]

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