Author: TheFoodies

Lamb Kebabs

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Ingredients:
1lb mince meat
1/2 lb diced onions
2 tsp cumim powder
2 tsp coriander power
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Crushed green chillies to taste
1 tsp crushed ginger and garlic
1/2 bunch chopped coriander
2 handfuls gram flour
1 egg

Method:
1. Mix all the ingredients together minus the egg and flour and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.
2. When ready to cook add the egg and gram flour and mix all together. Shape the mixture into burger sized shaped or into long kebabs shapes.
3. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain onto some kitchen roll and then wrap in foil to be baked in the oven for a little while.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Spaghetti Fry

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Ingredients:
500g spaghetti
2-3 tbsp spoon oil
Green chillies
1-2 tsp chillies
Black pepper
3 garlic cloves
Green, yellow and red pepper
200g mushrooms
Chopped coriander

Method:
1. Fry all the spices in oil.
2. Add the vegetables till cooked.
3. Add boiled spaghetti. Mix together and serve with chopped coriander.

Note: you can add any other vegetables you would like.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zeynab Kalang

Khamri/Patoori

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Ingredients:
1 cup gram flour
1 cup yogurt
2 cups water
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp hanchauro
1-2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp oil

Method:
1. Mix the first three ingredients in blender.
2. Add the rest of the ingredient and mix with a spoon.
3. Microwave in intervals, mixing to ensure there are no lumps in between each heating; 2 mins – 2 mins – 2 mins – 1 min.
4. Smooth the mixture thinly on the back of metal trays with a metal spatula. Let it set for 10-15 mins. Then slice and roll.

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5. Fry in no oil sesame seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and whole chillies. Sprinkle over the khamri with some chopped coriander.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zeynab Kalang

Chicken Manchurian

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Ingredients for chicken:
1kg chicken fillet (cubed or strips)
1 tsp chicken spice
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp vinegar
Chilli powder to taste
Ground pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Method for chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above
ingredients.
2. When ready to cook add 1/2 cup of water and cook the chicken until tender. You can also add sliced onions. Then add the sauce below.

Ingredients for sauce:
Cornflour
100g butter
2 cups water
2 tbsp vinegar
1-2 tbsp nandos garlic sauce
1 tbsp peri-peri sauce
3 tbsp tomato sauce or chilli sauce.
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tsp sugar/or 1 tbsp honey
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Pinch of turmeric
Red food colouring (optional)

Method for sauce:
1. Make a paste with 3 tbsp corn flour and some water. Set aside.
2. Boil the rest of the ingredients above together.
3. Once boiled pour the sauce onto the chicken and cook together for a little while. Add the corn flour paste and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
4. Finally garnish with fresh green pepper, fresh coriander and some chopped spring onion. Serve sizzling with roti or naan.

Enjoy x

Love From Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Boti Kebab

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Ingredients:
Oil
4 Sheesh Kebabs (KQF)
2 medium – small onions
1 large chicken breast (small cubes)
1 green and red pepper (large cubes)
500g pasatta
1/3 bottle of Asian Sweet Chilli Sauce (Aldi brand)
2 tsp tandoori masala
1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp crushed ginger & garlic
2-3 chopped fresh green chillies
1 tsp any steak spice
(Amina’s Steak&Chops)
1/2 chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Sprinkle of sugar
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Method:
1. Marinate the chicken in the tandoori masala, cumin powder, steak spice, ginger & garlic. Set aside.
2. Chop finely and fry the two onions in a wok or large frying pan in about an inch of oil till brown on the edges and slightly crispy.
3. Meanwhile take your Sheesh Kebabs and grill them till brown and slice. You can also slice them and fry em in a pan with some oil. This is to ensure they retain their shape when added to the curry.
4. Once onions are done add the chopped chillies and peppers to the hot oil and let it cook for less than a minute on absolute low heat.
5. Then add the pasatta to the wok. Sprinkle salt, sugar and red chilli powder; as well as the sweet chilli sauce. Add more oil if necessary. Cover and let it cook on medium heat till the pasatta darkens and oil appears at the top.
6. Add the the marinated chicken and cook for a little while on medium to low heat till the chicken is cooked.
7. Finally add the Sheesh kebab pieces and stir thoroughly. Taste and adjust the salt if necessary.

Serve with naan or rotis sprinkled with spring onions and chopped fresh coriander.

Enjoy x

Chicken & Potatoe Kebabs

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Ingredients for filling:
1/2 pound chicken breast cut into tiny pieces
1/2 pound potatoes boiled and mashed
1/2 mix vegetables boiled (frozen)
Green chillies to taste
Salt to taste
Crushed ginger/garlic
Coriander powder
Cumin powder
Fresh coriander

Method for filling:
1. In a pot melt some butter on the stove and then add the chicken with all the masala.
2. Then add the boiled mixed vegetables. Cook until the chicken is tender.
3. Finally mix in the mash potatoes and fresh coriander. Thereafter shape into kebabs. At this point you can freeze them to be fried in the batter at a later date.

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Ingredients for batter:
1 cup self-raising flour
Salt to taste
Chilli powder
Pinch of tumeric powder
Water as required

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients for the batter together. Add just enough water to make a smooth paste.
2. Dip the kebabs into batter and fry in shallow oil until crisp on both sides.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Levant Lamb

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Ingredients:
1/2kg (about 2lb) lamb meat cubed
2 small/1 large onion sliced thinly
2 potatoes (optional
1 tin chickpeas (optional)
2-3tbsp ras-el-hanout
1 tbsp Amina’s steak and chops (or any steak seasoning)
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Lemon Pepper (or black pepper)
1 tbsp Cumin powder
1tsp Ginger powder
2 tbsp Ginger and garlic (fresh)
1/2 Lemon Juice
Green chillies to taste
1/3 cup oil
1 tin Chopped Tomotoes (blended)
Pinch of Saffron
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander (as garnish)

Method:
1. Marinate the lamb overnight in all the spices, seasonings and a little of the garlic & ginger paste.
2. When ready to cook, fry the lamb in a non stick pan with no oil till brown (careful not to burn). Meanwhile slice the onions and cook in a some oil till brown on the edges.
3. Add the meat and onions with the oil used for frying and an additional 1/3 cup with all the remaining ingredients into your slow cooker or tagine.
4. Cook the tagine in the oven for 2 hours or in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours on high heat.

Serve with fresh naan or roti.

Enjoy x

Balsamic Mushrooms

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Ingredients:
Large mushrooms
Jalapeno peppers
Cheese
Balsamic vinegar
Oil

Method:
1. Place a little oil in a frying, add a couple of teaspoon oil. Place the mushrooms in the pan stem side up.
2. Put some chopped jalapeños, cheese inside the mushrooms. Then sprinkle some balsamic vinegar on top and chilli flakes. Fry for a few minutes till bottom of the mushrooms are done
3. Then place the pan with the mushrooms in it under the grill on low heat till the cheese has melted and mushrooms are cooked. the mushrooms with chopped jalapenos and sliced cheese.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Chicken Spaghetti

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Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Onions (for frying and blending)
Green chillies
Crushed ginger and garlic
Fresh tomatoes or tinned tomatoes
Peppers
Carrots
Sweetcorn
Coconut cream

Method:
1. Brown onions then add the spices including green chilies, ginger and garlic.
2. Add the chopped fresh tomatoes or tinned or both till oil bubbles appear ath the top.
3. Add the diced chicken breast and leave to cook.
4. Meanwhile blend the peppers, sweetcorn, onions and carrots together. Then add to the chicken. Leave to cook for a few minutes.
5. Finally add the coconut cream. Once melted, combine and switch off the gas.
6. Add the boiled and drained spaghetti to the sauce. Garnish with chopped coriander, red onions and fried samosa pastry ( or crushed pringles)

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Fried Chicken

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Ingredients:
Chicken (Legs/Drumsticks)
Red chilli powder
Crushed chilli flakes
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Crushed ginger
Corinader and cumin powder
Pinch of tumeric powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp tomato puree
3 tbspn of Nandos Peri Peri Sauce

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the above ingredients.
2. When ready to serve fry the chicken in oil and then bake till crispy in oven.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan