Author: Shirley Heins

Firecracker chicken wings
Posted on April 3, 2018 by

April – Firecracker Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are an easy recipe to prepare in advance, and then simply fry before serving. You can use the entire wing if you like, but these are best with just the wing drumsticks (the piece of wing from the shoulder joint to the next). It gets a little messy to eat the whole Read More

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Posted on March 6, 2018 by

March – Salmon With Dill And Horseradish

This recipe for tandoori-style salmon gets an unusual twist from the addition of horseradish in the marinade, a very British combination. Serves 4 Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, about 150g each, cut into 75g chunks For the first marinade 1 tablespoon ginger & garlic paste 1 teaspoon salt Juice from  ½  a lemon For the second marinade Read More

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Posted on February 6, 2018 by

Spiced Banana Tarte Tatin

This is an example of a dessert we used to serve in Cinnamon Kitchen and shows how we gave a popular European dessert an Indian spice treatment. This can be a great dessert to prepare for your loved one on Valentine’s Day or of course for any of your other dinners. It is actually not Read More

Spinach Dumplings & Lemon Rice
Posted on January 4, 2018 by

January – Spinach Dumplings And Lemon Rice

This is a very good vegetarian main course, and easy enough to put together – an ideal dish that allows for better appreciation of colours, flavours and textures. Serves 4 Ingredients: 250g grated cottage cheese 2 large boiled potatoes, grated 100g spinach leaves washed, dried and shredded 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger; peeled and finely Read More

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Posted on December 1, 2017 by

December – Dry-Spice-Crusted Guinea Fowl With Yellow Lentil Sauce

This is a modern interpretation of a typical, everyday Indian dish of dal-roti and kukkad – i.e. lentils, bread and country chicken. Even though guinea fowl became more and more available all year round, I still think the winter season is great for cooking with poultry and game. Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 guinea fowl breasts, Read More

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Posted on November 1, 2017 by

November – Charred Pork Ribs With Hot-And-Sweet Glaze

For the month of November I am sharing this finger licking delicious Charred Pork Ribs recipe. This method of double cooking ribs – first cooking in liquid and then grilling – gives a fantastic silky, fall-off-the-bone texture and deep rich flavours. Yes, you can argue that the spicing is quite Chinese, but, hey, it’s the Read More

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Posted on October 18, 2017 by

October – Carrot Halwa Spring Rolls

Carrot halwa in its traditional form must be India’s most recognisable dessert as it is cooked in most Indian homes in winter. Carrot halwa is a great dessert for for instance Diwali and it is not very difficult to make. Serves 6 Ingredients: 60g ghee or clarified butter 250g regular carrots, peeled and grated 250g Read More

Assamese Stir-Fried Mushrooms with Egg-Fried Rice Parcels_18 v2
Posted on September 22, 2017 by

September – Assamese Stir-Fried Mushrooms With Egg-Fried-Rice Parcels

A Chinese influence is evident in this vegetarian feast, but the most distinguishing feature of the dish is the thin omelettes we make to envelop the stir-fried rice. The mushrooms on their own are also good to pass round as a snack with drinks. Serves 4 Ingredients: 700g shiitake, chestnut or closed-cup mushrooms, stems removed, Read More

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Posted on August 14, 2017 by

August – Spice Crusted Halibut in Green Spiced Sauce

This is my take on a tandoori fish tikka traditionally served with green chutney. Only difference being we are using larger cut of fish, marinated using the same techniques but cooked in an oven and the coriander and mint chutney is transformed into a hot sauce. Served along with lemon rice, it makes for a Read More

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Posted on July 25, 2017 by

July – Lassi Panna Cotta

Lassi Panna Cotta – a fresh, summery dessert accompanied by juicy, sweet mangoes, perfect at this time of year. Anyone who has travelled to India in the summer will be familiar with Lassi stalls that pop up all over small towns and cities during the summer months serving these cooling drinks at the peak of Read More

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