BIR Style Mixed Vegetable Vindaloo

BIR stands for British Indian Restaurant and refers to the unique style of curry found in British Indian takeaways and restaurants, it bears little resemblance to any traditional Indian cookery but is a taste that some people love (myself included). A whole community exists dedicated to recreating this taste at home and the best I’ve found is Curry Recipes Online. […]

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone, “the big soup” is a variety of thick Italian soup made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. There is no set recipe for minestrone but common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. This is my own recipe for making a minestrone in a slow cooker. Ingredients: 2.5 pints of vegetable stock 2 […]

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Lentil Curry

A lovely dal curry made with red split lentils, very easy and quick to make. Great served with naan or chapati. Adjust the amount of chillies as per your preference and what you have to hand. Ingredients 200g of red split lentils, washed well 2 Medium red onions, diced 4 Cloves of garlic, minced 4 chillies, chopped 1 600g Jar […]

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Lentils make a great base for a vegetarian alternative to Shepherd’s Pie (or should that be Gardener’s Pie?). Very satisfying.   There is an updated version of this recipe here that uses Puy Lentils. Ingredients: 3 Large potatoes 250g Red split lentils 2 Large carrots, chopped 2 Sticks of celery, chopped 1 Red onion chopped 3 Cloves of garlic, minced […]

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Quick Vegetable Vindaloo

I don’t normally use pre-made sauces for my curries but this is a very quick way to make a vegi vindaloo using the Sharwoods Goan Vindaloo Sauce. Ingredients: 1 potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 175g cauliflower (medium size), cut into small florets Broccoli florets 2 carrots Green beans Handful of peas 2 green chillis 1 jar Sharwoods Goan […]

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