Chicken with chickpeas, cumin and turmeric

Tried and tested dinner suggestions from the Triangle Team. Who can resist a simple pumpkin soup followed by Bhagya’s new favourite chicken dish and finishing up with the ever-popular Lemon Delicious Pudding. All winter favourites that are comforting and perfect for sharing. 

Chicken marinade:
1.6 kg chicken thighs, bone in
Kosher salt and freshly-ground pepper
¾ cup full-fat Greek yoghurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground turmeric

2 cans chickpeas, drained and … Read more »

Lemon Delicious Pudding

80g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
Finely grated rind of a large lemon
4 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
3 tbsp (50g) SR flour, sifted
4 tbsp lemon juice

Heat oven to 180˚ C. Combine butter, sugar and lemon rind in a mixer and beat till pale and creamy. Add egg yolks beating one at a time. Add half the milk and half the flour, then beat in the remaining. Add … Read more »

Roast Pumpkin Soup

1 kg peeled, deseeded pumpkin
1 medium parsnip, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
generous pinch ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
Cream, sour cream or yoghurt for serving

Chop pumpkin and parsnip into evenly sized pieces. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with the … Read more »

Tahini-Date Salted Fudge

1 cup pitted dates
½ cup tahini
2 tablespoons coconut oil (room temperature)
½ teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
sprinkling of flakes of sea salt

Combine the dates, tahini, coconut oil and cardamom in a food processor. Blend till it’s a very smooth, creamy and thick paste.
Transfer the mixture to a cling-wrap lined baking tray and use a spatula to press it down evenly. Sprinkle with salt.
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Watermelon curry

1 tsp each ground turmeric, ground chilli and coriander seeds
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 kg watermelon flesh, cut into 2 cm cubes
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
10-12 fresh curry leaves
Pinch of white sugar

Crush coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle until coarsely ground. Add turmeric, chilli and garlic, pound to a coarse paste, then add 200 gms watermelon and pound until pulpy. Set … Read more »

Miso roasted pumpkin

1 tbsp shiro (white) miso
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sunflower oil
½ small pumpkin, cut into 8 wedges

Preheat oven to 225°C.
Whisk miso, soy sauce and oil in a small bowl to combine. Brush all over pumpkin, transfer to a roasting pan and roast, turning halfway, until pumpkin is tender and caramelised (30-40 minutes). Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with quinoa.