Category Archives: Dinner party

“Nopi” Dinner party

  I decided to set myself a challenge last week, I was cooking for 2 friends on Saturday evening so decided to try something a bit more sophisticated as it is much easier to do good quality food for a

“Nopi” Dinner party

  I decided to set myself a challenge last week, I was cooking for 2 friends on Saturday evening so decided to try something a bit more sophisticated as it is much easier to do good quality food for a

Hot and sweet dipping sauce.

This is a sauce that I have mentioned in a previous recipe that I saw in Olive magazine but I now regard the magazine one as a cheat version.  I made this to serve with my popadoms and samosas this

Hot and sweet dipping sauce.

This is a sauce that I have mentioned in a previous recipe that I saw in Olive magazine but I now regard the magazine one as a cheat version.  I made this to serve with my popadoms and samosas this

Mango, Rum and Lime Syllabub

The original plan for my party was a Mango lassi panacotta with coconut ice cream but Pannacotta and vegetarian gelatin do not work! So I binned the lot and started again. I wanted something quite light after lots of food

Mango, Rum and Lime Syllabub

The original plan for my party was a Mango lassi panacotta with coconut ice cream but Pannacotta and vegetarian gelatin do not work! So I binned the lot and started again. I wanted something quite light after lots of food

Matar Paneer

A very tasty vegetarian curry that I thoroughly enjoyed! I used a traditional recipe but threw in a few things of my own near the end to enhance the taste so maybe not truly authentic! I started with a recipe

Matar Paneer

A very tasty vegetarian curry that I thoroughly enjoyed! I used a traditional recipe but threw in a few things of my own near the end to enhance the taste so maybe not truly authentic! I started with a recipe

Pea and Potato Samosas

Samosa making is actually really easy and something I will be doing again soon! there are endless possibilities of what to stuff them with! This weekend it was peas and potatoes with the help of a few spices! I found

Pea and Potato Samosas

Samosa making is actually really easy and something I will be doing again soon! there are endless possibilities of what to stuff them with! This weekend it was peas and potatoes with the help of a few spices! I found

Mango Chutney

Ahead of Friday’s Indian Dinner party I have done a trial run of the Matar Paneer which is very nice and have made my own Chutney today, based on a BBC Food recipe. It’s much easier than I thought it

Mango Chutney

Ahead of Friday’s Indian Dinner party I have done a trial run of the Matar Paneer which is very nice and have made my own Chutney today, based on a BBC Food recipe. It’s much easier than I thought it

Vegetarian Indian Dinner party!

So the menu changed slightly for Friday night, I decided the chickpea salad was a bit boring and when I made the panacottas with vege gelatin powder ( luckily a few days in advance) it was just not the right

Vegetarian Indian Dinner party!

So the menu changed slightly for Friday night, I decided the chickpea salad was a bit boring and when I made the panacottas with vege gelatin powder ( luckily a few days in advance) it was just not the right