Author: alan@cookingwithalan.com

The Best Vegetable Korma

The Best Vegetable Korma

I have heard so many people say that a korma is boring or bland, well this recipe will change your opinion of a korma forever. This recipe is vegetarian, but you could easily substitute the vegetables and tofu for chicken. Enjoy!

Makhani Curry

Makhani Curry

This recipe is a vegetarian (vegan if you use vegan butter) version of a butter curry (usually butter chicken curry) known as makhani. You could substitute the tofu for chicken if you prefer.

Tofu Satay

Tofu Satay

This tofu satay recipe is really easy to make, and can be used to create a mouthwatering starter, or main course accompanied with egg fried rice or chow mein.

Goats Cheese Frittata

Goats Cheese Frittata

With 6 chickens, we are never short of eggs, and this is a delicious way to use lots of them for an easy lunch.

Tunisian Shakshuka

Tunisian Shakshuka

This Tunisian shakshuka recipe makes for an alternative brunch or a delicious lunch, and is really easy to make. It is very versatile, I added some asparagus that I needed to use which isn’t usually in the recipe. Serve with bread, rice or couscous.

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

This biryani recipe is something else, lovely complicated flavours, very authentic, but be warned, it takes about 2 hours from start to finish. To make this vegetable biryani, you will need: 200g basmati rice 3 onions (halved and sliced) 2 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed) 

Afghanistan Potatoes

Afghanistan Potatoes

Afghanistan potatoes (borani kachalu) is a simple but delicious side dish served with garlic yoghurt. To make Afghan potatoes, you will need: 2 medium potatoes (peeled and sliced 3-4mm thick) 4 tbsp oil 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 onion (finely chopped) 200ml water 2 tbsp 

Afghanistan Smoked Paprika Rice

Afghanistan Smoked Paprika Rice

This rice dish is a perfect accompaniment to the Red Bean and Chickpea Curry recipe. As the curry is quite mild, I like to add a little heat to the rice with some chilli or harissa powder. To make this, you will need: 200g basmati 

Afghanistan Red Kidney Bean and Chickpea Curry (Lubya)

Afghanistan Red Kidney Bean and Chickpea Curry (Lubya)

This is a mild but great tasting curry that is both quick and easy to make, and can easily be adapted to include any vegetables or meat. To make the Afghan red bean and chickpea curry, you will need: 2 tbsp coconut oil (divided) 1 

West African Vegan Curry

West African Vegan Curry

This African inspired curry if full of goodness, and complex flavours, but is really easy to make. You will need: 200g firm tofu 1/2 butternut squash (peeled, deseeded and cubed) 1 onion (chopped) 2 carrots (peeled and chopped into discs) 1 head of broccoli 400g