Sri Lankan fish patties

If you have ever been to Sri Lanka, then you will have noticed there are shops on every street selling ‘short eats’ which are delicious (and usually deep-fried) snacks. Fish patties are my favourite. I didn’t deep fry these ones as they can be put in the oven. My grandma says I was a bit mean with the filling in this video but I didn’t want to overstuff them as it makes them hard to fill! You can use any fish you like – tinned fish is traditionally used. Mackerel, salmon or tuna would all work fine. Patties appear in lots of different cuisines -I have eaten Jamaican and Brazilian patties so far! Mum says patties are best served with spicy Sriracha sauce on the side. I prefer them with ketchup. Ingredients below the video.

Curry Leaves
Curry Powder
Onions, garlic and green chillies finely chopped
Puff pastry
Coconut oil for frying


Gnocchi alla Romana

I ate this for the first time at Villa Pia in Lippiano. The cooks there are really fantastic and make the best Italian food I have ever eaten! I haven’t ever seen this type of gnocchi on the menu at the few Italian restaurants I have been to in London so I’ve looked up the recipe from the Villa Pia cookbook. The Umbria region is famous for many types of food including truffles. To keep it cheap, we used truffle oil from LIDL which is really tasty. I cooked the gnocchi alla romana with my sister Lily. It’s the ultimate cheesy vegetarian comfort food! It takes a while to make as you have to let it cool but it’s very simple to make. Ingredients below the video.

Recipe from the Villa Pia cook book:
200g semolina
1 litre milk
50g butter (plus more for topping)
20g parmesan (plus more for topping)
2 eggs
Truffle oil
Salt and pepper

Morning Green Juice!

I like making this juice for mum and dad in the morning┬ábut I’m not that keen on drinking it though as it’s too spicy for me with the ginger in it! I am using an Oscar Living Juicer which is now so old that they don’t make it anymore but you can buy something similar here. Ingredients below the video.

Large handful of Spinach
Large handful of Kale
Celery (we didn’t have any today)
1 Lemon
Ginger (chopped up into small cubes)
1 Apple
1/2 a cucumber

Chicken in Panko Breadcrumbs

Here’s my first ever cookery video, chicken in panko breadcrumbs. It’s really easy to make and you’ll never want to eat shop-bought nuggets again. I put garlic powder in the flour to make it extra tasty. I make this about once a week for dinner. You can put breadcrumbs on lots of other things – fish, prawns and tofu for example. Ingredients below the video.

Chicken cut into strips (free-range is best!)
Panko breadcrumbs
3 eggs
Plain flour
Garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to season

Where to Buy:
Free-range chicken – LIDL, Peckham
Panko – Wang Jia supermarket on Rye Lane, Peckham
Garlic Powder from ASDA, Peckham