Lina Gautam

Sag Chicken

Sag Chicken

This is a very quick and tasty dish and a great way to get your kids to eat spinach.

Chana Chatpat (Chickpea Chatpat)

Chana Chatpat (Chickpea Chatpat)

As tasty as it is wholesome, this quick and easy snack brings together a rainbow of cheerful flavours, from bright lemons and sweet red onions to aromatic coriander - all with a cheeky chili kick! Don't worry, though, you can adjust the heat depending on who'll be eating it, and without losing any of the 'oomph' of the dish.

Spicy Lamb Salad (Choila)

Spicy Lamb Salad (Choila)

This is a very popular dish in Monty's of Kathmandu and all over Nepal. The dish originated in the Kathmandu Valley around the capital city in the centre of Nepal. Choila is traditionally eaten with flat or puffed rice and is served at roadside bars in Kathmandu with rakshi (homemade spirit not unlike poiti?n or grappa). In Nepal, this is usually made with buffalo or goat. The Nepalese also love their whiskey and beer, and wine is growing in popularity now also. We almost never drink alcohol without food and a plate of choila, kachela (Nepalese lamb tartare) or spiced nuts.

Mixed Beans Soup with Potatoes

Mixed Beans Soup with Potatoes

This is a very hearty dish, full of nutrients. We celebrate a special day in August called Janai Purnima, when every Nepalese household makes sure to cook this dish in their kitchen. Mixed dried beans need to be soaked overnight or at least for 8 hours. It is great as a very healthy, nutritious and filling lunch or dinner.

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

This is a very popular dish which goes very well with pilau rice. I use this as a bread or wrap spread for cheese and ham sandwiches which gives that extra flavour and variation to the ordinary sandwich! You can even use this dish as a sauce for your pasta or spaghetti.

Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao

I grew up enjoying this simple but tasty rice dish which my mom used to make now and then when she was in a good mood. This is a very simple dish to impress your guests instead of plain rice with some side dishes or relish. It is a very wholesome and tasty dish which you can easily enjoy on its own as your simple dinner.

Red Cabbage Salad

Red Cabbage Salad

Cabbage is cheap, versatile and keeps well in the fridge. I particularly like red cabbage and I find this recipe a great way to add flavour and character to what is after all a very inexpensive vegetable. This simple recipe is one of my favourite quick

Chicken and Vegetable Noodles

Chicken and Vegetable Noodles

In Nepal we eat a lot of noodles due mainly to the Tibetan influence on our cooking, however this dish is popular all over Nepal, not just in the parts which border Tibet. As a one-pot dish this is a very convenient easy dish as well as being healthy and

Lamb Curry: A tasty, modern Easter dinner

Lamb Curry: A tasty, modern Easter dinner

Lina Gautam says: "This is a very traditional way of cooking lamb curry in my parents' house. I love the combination of lamb curry, rice and chargrilled tomato chutney. In Nepal, generally, goat meat is more popular than lamb meat but coming to Ireland, I prefer lamb meat." Enjoy.

Chicken Drumsticks with green salad - just add potato salad

Chicken drumstick, warm potato salad: Today show

A great recipe to work with any healthy eating plan that you might be on and it'll work for all the family. Lina Gautam's oven cooked chicken drumstick with warm potato salad and greens comes in a just 302 calories per person.

Lamb Curry: A tasty, modern Easter dinner

Lamb Curry: A tasty, modern Easter dinner

Lina Gautam says: "This is a very traditional way of cooking lamb curry in my parents' house. I love the combination of lamb curry, rice and chargrilled tomato chutney. In Nepal, generally, goat meat is more popular than lamb meat but coming to Ireland, I prefer lamb meat." Enjoy.