Entries by parveen

Special Chicken Stew

This recipe is based on the classic French fricassee of chicken that I spent so many years as a student preparing. I’ve been lucky enough to see authentic ones cooked in France, and the Italian version of the same.

Best Chargrilled Steak

If you love your weekly steak, here’s a great way to take it up a few notches. The combination of thyme, beef and mushrooms with the salsa verde is so so good and can’t be beaten. For the salsa verde:
Finely chop the garlic, capers, gherkins, anchovies and herbs and put them into a bowl.

Barbecued Leg of Lamb

This is one of the very first barbeque dinner party dishes I ever cooked. The green Thai flavours build up layer of fragrant flavour. Most people seem to have got the hang of fast cooking on the BBQ but it’s great for slow cooked melting dishes too.

Beef Stew

Families goes mad for this stew in the colder months of the year. It’s a straightforward beef stew to which all sorts of root veg can be added. I really like making it with squash and Jerusalem artichokes, which partly cook into the sauce, making it really sumptuous with an unusual and wonderful flavour.

Lamb Balti (curry)

This curry works just as well if you use skinless chicken thighs or casserole steak instead of lamb. It’s hot and sweet, so do yourself a favour and get stuck in. To make the balti, marinate the lamb in the lime zest and juice and yogurt for 30 minutes.