Preserving

Cherry Compote

Cherry Compote

This Cherry Compote recipes is super easy to prepare and tastes fantastic served along with ice cream, yogurt or even porridge. It’s also a good addition to make smoothies and other delicious drinks; and a lovely topping for almond or chocolate cake.  

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

A very simple recipe made using some fresh elder flowers foraged  from the woodlands. Elderflowers are seasonal right now in Scotland and makes the best summertime refreshers. These pretty tiny flowers make some of the most delicious desserts and drinks. You can even deep fry […]

Green Chilli Pickle

Green Chilli Pickle

A perfect condiment that goes well with any Indian meal, this recipe needs just the basic pantry ingredients like green chillies and spices. It has a beautiful aroma and is packed with mustard flavour. Give it a try!

Spiced Pineapple Chutney

Spiced Pineapple Chutney

INGREDIENTS 1 Pineapple 1/2 cup Sugar 3 Cardamom pods 1 Clove 1 inch Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds 1 tsp Chilli flakes 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Vinegar 1 1/2 cups Water 3 tbsp Vegetable/ Sunflower oil METHOD Peel and chop […]

Gooseberry Pickle/ Nellika Achar

Gooseberry Pickle/ Nellika Achar

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups Gooseberries 2 Garlic pods (sliced) 2 Dry red chillies 1 tsp Mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp Fenugreek powder 1 tsp Asafoetida 1 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder Salt to taste 1/3 cup Vinegar […]

Blood Orange Marmalade

Blood Orange Marmalade

  Blood oranges are in season right now and at the peak of their wonderful flavour, and I can’t get enough of them! Their deep garnet colour, tangy, juicy goodness is just whats needed to brighten up those gloomy days. Their the best to make […]

Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are quick and easy to prepare, and is a must have in your pantry. This condiment is one of the essential ingredients of Moroccan, Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, and is used to enhance many dishes from tagines to salads to give that […]

Pickled Radishes

Pickled Radishes

These quick and easy to make pickled radishes is deliciously crunchy and a great condiment to welcome spring. They will perk up anything from salads to sandwiches to simply cooked meats. Radishes are rich in folic acid and potassium, and they are also a good source of […]

Thenga Chamanthi/ Coconut Chutney

Thenga Chamanthi/ Coconut Chutney

Ingredients 1 cup Grated Coconut 3-4 Shallots (sliced) 6 Dry red chillies  Tamarind (Gooseberry sized) 1 inch Ginger  3-5 Curry leaves Salt to taste 2 tsps Coconut oil Method Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, dry red chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for 2-3 […]

Dates Chutney

Dates Chutney

Sweet and sour Date Chutney is a must have dip or stir-in mix for many Indian snacks, especially in making chaats like Bhel Puri, Pani Puri, Samosa etc. The dates compliments the sour taste of tamarind, and I have also added jaggery to increase the sweetness to counter […]