The Cook Book

Turmeric

katsu

Lighter chicken katsu

For the chicken, pour the buttermilk into a wide, shallow dish. Season with pepper and a small pinch of salt. Pat the chicken breasts dry with kitchen paper, then put

dhal 1

Red lentil & squash dhal

Put the oil and the onion in a saucepan, and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further 1 min, then stir in the spices

spatchcock

Spiced yogurt spatchcock chicken

Pop the chicken in a large dish and slash the legs a few times with a sharp knife. Mix together the lemon juice, chilli powder and 1 tsp salt. Pour

beef rendang turmeric rice 1

Beef rendang & turmeric rice

For the paste, soak the chillies in boiling water for 15 mins. Drain, remove seeds and whizz with the rest of the paste ingredients in a small food processor until

spicy satay wings peanut sauce

Spicy satay wings with peanut sauce

Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, snip the wing tips from the wings at the first knuckle. Discard the tips or use to make stock (see above left). Cut

ayam kapitan

Ayam Kapitan (Captain’s curry)

Mix the turmeric, salt and 3 tbsp water in a large non-metallic dish, then add the chicken pieces. Rub all over the chicken, cover and chill overnight, or leave at

moroccan chicken chickpea tagine

Easy chicken & chickpea tagine

Mix the chicken thighs with the harissa in a large bowl and chill, covered, for 20-30 mins. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or tagine dish and

golden squash sausage risotto

Sausage & squash risotto

Boil the kettle. Put the squash in a heatproof bowl, add a splash of water and cover with cling film. Microwave on High for 8-10 mins or until the squash

cropped biriyani

Microwave biryani

Add the onions, garlic, butter, cardamom seeds and the chilli flakes to a large microwaveable bowl and cook in the microwave on High for 30 secs. Tip in the rice

sir lankan fried chicken hoppers

Sri Lankan fried chicken & hoppers

To prepare the chicken, tip the coconut milk into a jug and stir in the garlic, spices and 1 tsp salt. Put the chicken in a plastic container or roasting