Well done to those who’ve made the halfway mark in Veganuary . While you plan recipes for the week ahead, we have a vegan masala to add to your list. This recipe comes from award-winning chef Dipna Anand whose restaurant is in London ’s Somerset House. She’s known for authentic Punjabi and South Indian cuisine, and this particular chickpea recipe recipe is Punjabi. It pairs well with bhaturas or and a side of Basmati rice, or to pour over an alu tikka chaat or samosa chaat. Here’s how to make her ‘simple’ dish. Chana Masala Serves 4 Ingredients 480g chickpeas, drained from tin or freshly boiled 6 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 ½ tbsp ginger and garlic paste 1 green chilli, finely chopped or made into a paste 350g plum peeled tomatoes, tinned (puréed) or fresh puréed 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander, save some for garnish (optional) ¾ tbsp dried fenugreek leaves, crushed ¾ tsp cumin powder 1 ¼ tsp … [Read more...] about How to make Dipna Anand’s vegan chana masala
By James Cook Published 25 July 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The BBC has learned that five European wine-producing nations are trying to block Scotland's plans for a minimum price for alcohol. The BBC's Scotland correspondent James Cook has been to Portugal to find out why. Deep in the heart of Portugal's Bairrada region, the lush green grapes are swelling slowly in the summer sun. It is a tranquil scene but this is the frontline in the battle over booze. Supporters of minimum pricing say strife is being sown in these sleepy vineyards. They want dearer wine, beer and spirits to cut crime and save lives in Scotland. That worries Luis Pato, who fears profits from higher prices will go to retailers, such as supermarkets and off-licences, but a drop in sales will be his problem. Mr Pato has been making wine in the valley since 1980; his family since at … [Read more...] about Minimum alcohol pricing: The frontline in the battle over booze
However you spent Christmas and new year we hope you had a celebration to remember. But after weeks of rich food, festive treats and more than a few glasses of champagne, it's no surprise many of us are feeling the effects of all that over-indulgence. And the truth is all the Christmas excess makes it hard for our livers and digestive systems to do their essential work. So if you're keen to reset, recharge and kickstart a healthier lifestyle this January, keep reading. Celebrity nutritionist Gabriela Peacock says adding just a few small, sustainable habits to our daily routines is all we need to feel our best The great news? It doesn’t include crash diets or cutting out whole food groups! In fact, celebrity nutritionist Gabriela Peacock says adding just a few small, sustainable habits to our daily routines is all we need to feel our best. 'What I know is you don’t have to make huge changes to reach your goals,' she says. 'Nutrition is all about balance and the … [Read more...] about Overindulged over Christmas? Kickstart your 2022 with the one thing you need this January… a little TLC for your liver!