• Kala Channa (black chickpeas)

    July 22, 2019Mazadaar

    Kala Channa, a dish packed full of fibre & protein and it’s one of your five a day! It’s also a very cheap dish to make and it can serve a family of 4-5 people.  I tend to use tinned chick peas just because it’s quicker to cook and great if you forgot to soak…

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  • Chicken Shorba

    July 17, 2019Mazadaar

    Chicken shorba with warm rotis is pure comfort food and really simple to make. Shorba means gravy and in this recipe usually there is a lot of gravy and it is runny. My recipe doesn’t have tomatoes in it and is cooked with only onions. What you need; 1 medium chicken cut into small pieces…

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  • Pakora Kadhi

    July 4, 2019Mazadaar

    Pakora kadhi…if you know you know. Pakora kadhi consists of a thick creamy yoghurt and gram flour curry. Pakoras are added to the curry, which soak up all those delicious flavours. It has a slightly tangy taste because of the yoghurt but totally delicious. I have had so many requests for a recipe for my…

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  • Channa Pilau

    June 20, 2019Mazadaar

    Simple, fragrant and filling. I have been making this pilau recipe for years and it is loved by all when I make it. We usually have this pilau with raita, curry or with tikkis and kebabs. There are lots of pilau recipes and I will be sharing more soon. But for now, here is the…

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  • Desi Chicken Pasta

    June 13, 2019Mazadaar

    Chicken & veg pasta desi style! A super quick and easy meal to make. Serves a family of 4-5 for around £5. What you need: 1 large chopped onion 4 crushed garlic cloves 1 large chicken breast sliced 500g tomato passata 1/2 tbsp cumin powder 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 1/2 tbsp dried oregano 1/2 tbsp…

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  • Classic Chicken Curry

    June 13, 2019Mazadaar

    My classic chicken curry is one that we grew up with and is so easy to make. What you need: 2 large onions 2 tbsp crushed garlic and ginger 5 tomatoes 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp cumin powder 1 tbs coriander powder 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin…

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  • Chatpata Channa Masala

    March 21, 2019Mazadaar

    You will be surprised at how simple this dish is but how delicious it is. Channa masala usually has a dry gravy and is usually slightly tangy. Chickpeas are cooked in so many different ways and this is one of my quick meals I make when I don’t have much time.  What you need; 2…

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  • Black Eyed Beans

    December 14, 2018Mazadaar

    I love tinned beans as it means you can cook a quick meal if you’re in a rush or forgot to soak beans the night before. Black eyed beans are small and have a creamy texture with a black mark in the middle making it look like a black eye. This is another simple and…

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  • Lemon & Olive Chicken & Potato Tagine

    December 13, 2018Mazadaar

    Having an aunt from Morocco and having travelled to Marrakech I have tried a few tangines and I love them.  A Tagine is a traditional clay plot in which you cook Moroccan, Lebanese, Algerian foods. The clay pot is famous for its cone shaped lid, which helps the steam stay inside the pot and drip…

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  • Punjabi Chikar Cholay

    December 5, 2018Mazadaar

    Punjabi chikar cholay is an extremely popular classic street food dish in Lahore and is known to be eaten for breakfast with pooris, naans, parathas or roti. But the dish is so hearty it makes a great meal for lunch and dinner and is the ultimate comfort food. There are many different versions of chikar…

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