INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6): 475 ml/16 floz
measure of basmati rice 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil or ghee (clarified butter), or a combination of the two 5 cm/2 inch cinnamon stick 1-2 bay leaves 4-5 cloves 4-5 cardamom pods 1/4 teaspoon whole black cumin seeds (use ordinary cumin seeds if you do not have them) 12 cashews, split in half lengthways 2 tablespoons sultanas 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into fine half-rings 11/2 teaspoons salt FOR THE VEGETABLES: 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil or ghee (clarified butter), or a combination of the two 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into fine half-rings 2 teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger 180g/6oz small cauliflower florets, about 1 cm/1/2 inch wide and 2.
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6) 250 ml/8 floz
tomato passata 250 ml/8 floz
double cream 2 teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon garam masala 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 fresh hot green chilli, finely chopped 11/4 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon nice red chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin seeds 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasurimethi), crumbled (optional) 400 g/14 oz fresh Indian cheese (paneer), cut into 2 cm/3/4 inch squares freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter plus 1 tablespoon olive or peanut oil spoon olive or peanut oil 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 1.
Falafels Ingredients 400g tin of chickpeas 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon cumin seed Fresh coriander Fresh parsley 1 egg to bind 12 floz
vegetable oil Method In a pan fry the chopped onion until golden brown, a few caramelised edges on the onion won't matter.
450g/1 lb spaghetti; 150 ml/5 floz
double cream; 2 tablespoons brandy; caster sugar to taste.
Andy Water's panettone bread and butter pudding Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 10 floz
milk 10 floz
cream 6 eggs 100g sugar 1 vanilla pod 1 panettone METHOD Panettone is a yeasted fruit bread traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas, so this dish is a seasonal alternative to Christmas pudding and works as the perfect winter warmer.