Cucumber and Onion Chaat Kheera Pyaz ki Chaat

This refreshing and deliciously crunchy relish can be served with any Indian meal. It is yummy on a hot summer’s day! And there are endless variations—try adding diced radish, carrots or apples to give this a twist when entertaining. This relish is a very common fixture of Indian meals, adding a flavorful bit of raw

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MIRCHI BHAJI

A great Indian snack that goes down a treat with a cold beer – these paneer cheese-stuffed chillies are dipped in a gram (chickpea) flour batter that gives a fabulous nutty flavour. This is a recipe that is very easily doubled or even tripled to feed a party crowd. To get ahead, stuff the chillies

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EGG BHURJI WITH BUTTERY PARATHAS

Softly set scrambled eggs loaded with vegetables, spices and herbs make a spectacular and unusual brunch dish. Traditionally eaten without cutlery, and using torn off bits of bread to scoop up the egg, this is a very popular street breakfast in India to fuel the workers.

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TURMERIC FRIED EGGS WITH CURRY SAUCE

I adore egg curries; if you’ve never made one and are a touch sceptical, I urge you to give this Sri Lankan version a go. Eggs and spices are simply made for each other, and here you have soft-boiled eggs fried until crisp on the outside, served in a generous puddle of curry sauce –

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BESSARA WITH CUMIN AND LEMON AND GARLIC OIL

BESSARA WITH CUMIN AND LEMON AND GARLIC OIL

In its native Morocco, this tasty soup is often eaten as a hearty workers’ breakfast, served from street stalls and hole-in-the-wall cafés. With such a simple pulse-based dish, getting the seasoning right is absolutely key to elevating it from potentially bland to really sublime, and here a sprinkle of spice and a good drizzle of

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DHOLL PURI WITH BUTTERBEAN CURRY

Dholl puri are lovely nutritious flatbreads with a thin filling of ground split peas. Cooked until soft and still wrappable, they are the classic accompaniment to this butterbean curry. On the streets of Mauritius they are the number-one street food, and quite right too. Delicious, vegetarian and healthy – what’s not to love?  

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PAV BHAJI

Said to have originated as a cheap fast food for the mill workers of Mumbai in the mid-nineteenth century, this simply translates as ‘bread’ (pav , a soft white roll) and ‘mashed vegetables’ (bhaji ). However, the generous quantity of butter, along with the exquisite spice blend, elevates this dish beyond the humble. The spice

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