If you’re looking for a traditional lamb curry that is full of flavour, but still mild, look no further! We Bengalis love our spicy food and rice and curry is a traditional meal you will find in most Bangladeshi homes. But to accommodate friends who can’t handle heat too well, I’ve adapted this dish a… Continue reading Mild but flavoursome lamb curry
I know there are thousands of blogs and internet pages dedicated to potty training a toddler, but I’m going to be honest with you, they didn’t work for me! This is a real mother’s honest account of how I toilet trained my son. (Just a note for those who may be reading from abroad; where… Continue reading How to toilet train a toddler
What? Broccoli in a pakora?! Mind blown, right? That’s what you read! This is my twist on the everyday pakora. A pakora is a deep fried savoury snack made with potatoes, or onions and bound together with a chickpea flour batter. They come from countries like Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. They are delicious. It’s only… Continue reading Broccoli Pakoras
My entire life I hated aubergines. I mean, I hated them. It wasn’t just the taste of them, it was also the smooth rubbery look of them. The shiny deep purple, round vegetable made me want to vomit. Literally. And then something happened a year ago. I accidentally ate an aubergine fritter. And I loved… Continue reading Aubergine Fritters
Sunday 17th June is Father’s day in the UK. Happy Father’s Day to all those great fathers out there! The thing is, I’m a single mum. I’ve raised my son on my own. His father has never been involved. So what do I do about Father’s Day? I’ve always loved Father’s Day. I had an… Continue reading Father’s Day and Single Mothers
Whether I’m having samosas, or pakoras, or just need something to use as a spicy spread, I always turn to a good green chilli chutney. It’s a basic staple with Indian/ Asian shops that sell savouries. Everybody makes them their own way. The best I ever had was from a small shop in my local… Continue reading Green Chilli Chutney
About a month ago, as I was dressing my three year old for bed in his dinosaur pyjamas, he looked up at me with his big innocent eyes, pointed to his PJ top and asked, ‘ammu, is this sexy?’ My mouth dropped. For a brief moment, all the oxygen in the air just vanished and… Continue reading When your toddler says a very bad word!