“Weekends with my family are all about homemade masala tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. I also like to make aloo paratha filled with a spiced potato filling. I make my own paratha, but you can buy them from most supermarkets. To make the stuffing (this recipe makes four), mix 3 potatoes – skinned, boiled and grated – with 1 tsp of chopped ginger, 2 chopped green chillies, 2 chopped medium onions, 2 tbsp of freshly chopped coriander, ½ tsp of coriander seeds, ¼ tsp of carom seeds, 1 tsp of chilli powder and ½ tsp of cumin powder. Ensure all the ingredients are well combined and place a ball-sized portion of the aloo stuffing in the centre of each paratha. Bring the edges of the dough to the centre, pleating as you go. Cook both sides on a hot pan for about a minute, until cooked and golden. Serve with butter, yogurt, or pickle.
“I buy produce from Borough Market or various independent sellers in Southall as these have the best produce. I prefer home-cooked breakfasts with my family, but I’m a sucker for a cinnamon roll from Gail’s.”