Sunday, 30 December 2018

Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa is one of the most popular classic Indian desserts you can find in Indian households. It is very rich, creamy, tasty with the goodness of milk, nuts and natural sweetness of carrots. This so easy and fuss-free dessert is a near-universal treat during any Indian festival and happy occasion! 


Gajar halwa, a sumptuous winter delicacy which is prepared with fresh carrots, milk and sugar, enriched with rich and warm nuts and cardamom

Eggless Linzer Cookies

It doesn't get more festive than these pretty and melt in the mouth Eggless Linzer Cookies! The famous Christmas cookies from Austria Cookies with a round cutout, sandwiched between raspberry and saffron preserve, then the tops are dusted with icing sugar to give a snow finish. A perfect bake to celebrate the season of joy and to be merry!


Linzer cookies are just a mini version of the nutty and buttery Linzertorte and these cookies are a staple during Christmas period in Austria and Germany.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice

Aromatic and elegant Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice! A delicious combination of tart fruit and sweet spices. This Persian style vegan and gluten-free rice pilaf or pulao is a perfect side dish to any spicy meal. It's studded with fresh cranberries and lightly toasted almonds and has a wonderful fragrant from sweet saffron. This magnificent rice will be hit all around!


Aromatic and elegant Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice! A delicious combination of tart fruit and sweet spices. This Persian style vegan and gluten-free rice pilaf or pulao is a perfect side dish to any spicy meal

Monday, 17 December 2018

Vegan Thyme Oatcakes

Super excited to share this recipe of my first batch of homemade Vegan Thyme Oatcakes, these are the perfect accompaniment to chutney - vegetarian blue cheese optional. These fantastic cakes are lightly flavoured with thyme and take less than 30 minutes to come together.


These Vegan Thyme Oatcakes are very simple to make, delicious to eat and put into fabric-lined boxes, cover with a lid and tie with festive ribbon, make a wonderful gift for friends and family.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Loaded Cauliflower Mash Cheese Balls

Place these Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Balls as the centrepiece and watch how your table transforms into a fancy and festive feast.  The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash, loaded with cheese and spices, breaded and fried. Resistance is futile!

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Vegan Cauliflower Mash

Instant Pot Vegan Cauliflower Mash, this luscious and gluten free cauliflower mash is moreish. There is extra creamy goodness from the addition of vegan butter, dairy-free sour cream with lovely flavour from fresh chives and garlic. It is perfect for those who like to enjoy low carb alternative to mashed potato, this mash is so delish that you won't miss the potatoes!


Instant Pot Vegan Cauliflower Mash, this luscious and gluten free cauliflower mash is moreish. There is extra creamy goodness from the addition of vegan butter, dairy-free sour cream with lovely flavour from fresh chives and garlic. It is perfect for those who like to enjoy low carb alternative to mashed potato, this mash is so delish that you won't miss the potatoes!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Broccoli and Pear Soup (Instant Pot + Video Recipe)

A combination of delicious and vibrant ingredients, this bowl of thick and creamy Instant Pot Broccoli and Pear Soup is perfect for warming up on chilly winter evenings and fancy enough as a starter on a Christmas party menu. Prepare to soothe your conscience after indulging those calorie ladened mince pies, chocolates, mulled wine and glasses of champagne over the festive season!

A combination of delicious and vibrant ingredients, this bowl of thick and creamy Instant Pot Broccoli and Pear Soup is perfect for warming up on chilly winter evenings and fancy enough as a starter on a Christmas party menu.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Niramish Paneer

Amazing Niramish Paneer - a creamy and flavourful Paneer Curry that is my version of the classic Bengali Niramish curries. It is rich, delicious and cooked without onion-garlic.

Amazing Niramish Paneer - a creamy and flavourful Paneer Curry that is my version of the classic Bengali Niramish curries. It is rich, delicious and cooked without onion-garlic.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

My Legume Love Affair Roundup #121

It's roundup time on JCO after a long time. I really enjoyed hosting MLLA #121 in October and very happy for the support I received. Thank you so much and congratulations whoever made it to this event. All the dishes look incredibly delicious and tasty. Please kindly share this post on your social media platform. Thank you and enjoy the roundup.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Degustabox October

My favourite time of the month, when my phone shows the text "DPD Driver will deliver your Deguastabox order today"

Degustabox October UK, winter warmer box

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Apple Saffron Chutney

This Apple Saffron Chutney is made with joy and generous amounts of fruit and fragrant spices. It is sweet with a little heat that is flavoured with saffron. It is the perfect amalgamation of apple and saffron and would be great as an edible gift for Christmas. The best thing about it is that can be made in a very short time in Cosori electric pressure cooker.


This Apple Saffron Chutney is made with joy and generous amounts of fruit and fragrant spices. It is sweet with a little heat that is flavoured with saffron. It is the perfect amalgamation of apple and saffron and would be great as an edible gift for Christmas. The best thing about it is that can be made in a very short time in Cosori  electric pressure cooker or in Instant Pot.