Fragrant Coconut Dhal

This dhal is one of the most comforting, economical and delicious dishes I know of and we enjoy it almost every week. Dhal is a ubiquitous term for a dish that can look completely different depending on where in India you might eat it and each state in India has its favourite version. While all…

Saffron & Orange Blossom Ice Cream “Bastani”

The Persians introduced ice cream and a few other icy desserts to the Arabs after their invasion of Iran. Ice cream itself reached Europe by way of the Arab invasion of Sicily in the 8th century, so Ice cream is definitely a Persian thing ๐Ÿ˜Š Traditionally “Bastani” has a chewy texture due to the addition…

Fesenjaan – Chicken in a Pomegranate & Walnut sauce

Ingredients – Serves 4 (2 pieces of chicken each) 8 pieces of skinless chicken – thighs on the bone work best 200g Walnut halves (best quality you can find) 1 large onion finely sliced 125ml Pomegranate Molasses (see notes) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1tsp ground turmeric 500ml Chicken Stock Salt to taste Fresh pomegranate rubies…