For the cashew raita

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 75g cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ cucumber, grated
  • 15g mint, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped

For the rice salad

  • 100g basmati and wild rice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 215g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

For the pakoras

  • 150g gram flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 500ml sunflower oil
  • 1 small cauliflower, leaves and stem removed and separated into florets


  1. 1

    Toast the cumin seeds in a small saucepan over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Grind half the seeds into a powder and save the rest for the salad. Drain the cashews and add to a mini food processor, then blend until completely smooth. Add half the ground cumin, the lime juice and seasoning along with 100ml water, processing until well combined. Squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber, then stir into the blended cashews with the mint and chilli. Transfer to the fridge and leave for at least an hour. 

  2. 2

    Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Spread out on a baking tray to cool. Whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, honey, coriander and toasted cumin seeds. Drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly, and season well. Set aside. 

  3. 3

    Whisk together the gram flour, baking powder, ground coriander, ground turmeric and remaining ground cumin in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 175ml cold water. Add the sunflower oil to a large pan and heat until hot enough to colour a piece of bread golden brown. 

  4. 4

    Add the cauliflower to the batter and make sure each floret is fully coated. Add 3-4 pieces at a time to the hot oil, allowing the excess batter to drip off. Cook for 2 minutes, until crisp and golden brown on the base, then turn over and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.

  5. 5

    Toss the rice with the chickpeas, red onion and dressing. Serve with the pakoras and cashew raita. 

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 6067kj 1449kcal 72%
  • Fat 89.0g 127%
  • Saturates 12.0g 60%
  • Sugars 18.0g 20%
  • Salt 0.57g 10%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 804kj/192kcal

Each serving provides

120.7g carbohydrate 21.2g fibre 35.1g protein

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