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    Newsletter #4 - September 2002

Welcome to the  Recipes4us.co.uk free monthly newsletter.  If you have any suggestions for additions to this newsletter, or if you wish to submit a culinary related article,  please write to me at Newsletter@Recipes4us.co.uk .        


Happy Cooking ! 



Florence Sandeman, Editor


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What's New This month


Cooking by Country


Click the picture to find out about Pakistani culinary culture and history, present day cooking and customs plus lots of recipe

The imaginative, and sometimes extreme use of spices, herbs and seasonings has transformed the otherwise plain staple foods of this region into exotic concoctions. Various styles of cooking have evolved and remain to this day throughout the 5,000-year history of the India-Pakistan subcontinent.


Also in this section, we give you comprehensive information  about a typical Pakistani dish and a widely used ingredient 


The Pakistani Speciality Dish PARATHA

The Pakistani Speciality Ingredient  GHEE

Ingredient of the month



Click the picture to find out all about Tofu plus lots of recipes

Tofu is a nutritious and valuable protein source for everyone not just vegetarians or vegans. It is low in saturated fat, contains no cholesterol, is very low in sodium and is an excellent substitute for many dairy products, especially useful for those with a lactose intolerance. 

Visit this section for some great recipes on how to cook and prepare this versatile and healthy ingredient. If you're a dedicated meat-eater, we're sure the taste and texture of some of these will pleasantly surprise you.



Fruit and Vegetables in Season


Aubergine,  Beetroot, Blackberries,  Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilies, Courgettes, Cucumber,  Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons,  Mint, Morello Cherries, Onions,  Peppers,  Potatoes, Pumpkin,  Runner Beans, Perpetual Spinach,  Tomatoes, Turnips, Vegetable Marrow, Walnuts




Recipe of the Month

Now is the time for beetroot in abundance, especially if you've grown them yourselves. But what to do with all that beetroot? Pickling is a good option and you can find out how to do that in our Preserves section. But below is a simple recipes using freshly cooked beetroot. 


Sweet Beetroot Salad 

Serves 4     10 Minutes 


225g/8oz Cooked Beetroot

225g/8oz Carrots, peeled

For the dressing

2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

90ml/3fl.oz. Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper



1.  Peel and dice the beetroot and place in a mixing bowl.


2. Peel the carrots then grate them into the mixing bowl containing the beetroot. Set aside.


3. In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients until well blended.


4. Pour the dressing over the the beetroot and carrot mixture and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve as an accompaniment.






Visit our Jams, pickles and preserves section for lots of recipes to use up any excess produce harvested at this bountiful  time. We also have a complete section on general preparation of preserves and tips

Click the light bulb to visit the 5th of a 6 part series featuring clever ideas and tips  for freezing,  microwave, baking  and lots more. Courtesy of AllFood.com


Don't forget to vote for this site here. You can vote every time to log on to the internet. We are currently at number 6 in the top 100 but we're being chased very hard so your vote would be much appreciated!

New Recipes      V = Vegetarian


Chicken Pakoras

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Kalmi Baray    V

Spiced Potato    V



Plain Butter Paratha   V

Beetroot Paratha   V

Palak Paneer     V

Allo ka Paratha   V

Coriander Paratha   V

Ghee   V

Cauliflower with Coriander    V

Bhari Bhindi   V

Baingan Ka Raita     V

Yellow Rice



Butterscotch Tart    V

Poor Knights of Windsor    V

Saib Ka Halva     V

Besan kay Ladoo       V

Khomani Ka Metha       V



Cream Horns  V

Plain Butter Paratha   V

Beetroot Paratha   V

Allo ka Paratha   V

Coriander Paratha   V

Devon Flats   V







Masala Prawns

Spicy Garlic Fish Fry

Cod with Parma Ham


Meat, Poultry & Game

Luncheon Meat and Broccoli Bake

Meat Lasagne

Gammon Steaks with Cider

Cheese and Meat Loaf

Murgh Kaali Mirch

Shahi Chicken

Tikka Kabab

Mutton Biryani

Keema Karahi



Tofu Pasta Sauce   V

Tofu Teriyaki  V

Gingered Garlic Tofu   V

Spiced Spinach Tofu   V

Bhari Bhindi   V

Palak Paneer     V





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