My late mother was a very traditional Asian lady - she wore henna on her nails, covered her head with her beautiful white silk scarves and always smelt of Oudh… However, when it came to Mother’s Day she would suddenly become very British...
Parveen's Perfect Banoffee Pancakes
It’s Ash Wednesday next week which is the first day of lent but before that there is of course Pancake Day. So I thought I would share a pancake recipe and a family story with you...
Ending Veganuary On A High!
In all my years of catering dinner parties and teaching people how to cook South Asian food, there is one cheeky little snack that everyone just loves, the humble onion bhaji.
Turkey Masala To Tinkle Your Taste BudsOne of the plus points of cooking with pre-loved ingredients is that it doesn’t take too long, well that because the food is already cooked – obviously. Ok, so you have made a big Christmas dinner with all the trimmings... READ BLOG
My name is Parveen Ashraf, aka The Spice Queen. I am a TV chef, author and cookery teacher and now I have the absolute pleasure of being a new guest blogger for SaveCo. I have been teaching Indian cookery for over a decade and there is one thing that people often stress about - where can they buy authentic ingredients from?