Recipes starting with P

  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Pumpkin Curry & Raita Dip

Ingredients

Dip: | 142g/5 oz very low fat natural yogurt | 1/4 cucumber, diced | freshly chopped mint | 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cumin | Curry: | Fry Light, for spraying | 3 garlic cloves, chopped | 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated | 1 fresh green chilli, seeds removed & chopped | 1/2 tsp ground turmeric | 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander | 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper good squeeze lemon juice | 340g/12 oz pumpkin, skin removed & diced | 170g/6 oz sweet potato, peeled & diced | 397g/14 oz can chopped tomatoes | 113ml/4 fl oz water | bunch freshly chopped coriander

Potato, Leek & Tomato Bake

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 681g / 1 1/2 lb potatoes, thinly sliced | 2 leeks, sliced | 3 large tomatoes, sliced | few sprigs of fresh rosemary, crushed | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Indian

Potato Curry

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 681g / 1 1/2 lb waxy potatoes (eg, Maris Peer or Charlotte), cut into large chunks | 2 onions, quartered | 3 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 tsp garam masala | 1/2 tsp ground turmeric | 1/2 tsp ground cumin | 1/2 tsp ground coriander | 1" ginger root, grated | 1 red chilli, seeds removed & chopped | 227g/8 oz cauliflower, cut into florets | 4 tomatoes, peeled & quartered | 85g/3 oz frozen peas | 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | shredded fresh coriander, to garnish
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Potato & Mango Curry

Ingredients

Dressing: | 2 tbsp soured cream | 1 mango, cut into 1/2" cubes | 2 tbsp very low fat natural yogurt | 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped | 1 tsp lime juice | fresh coriander & lime wedges, to garnish | Curry: | 2 onions, sliced | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 2 level tsp medium curry powder | 454g/l lb potatoes, cut into 1/2" cubes | 1 tbsp mango chutney | salt & ground black pepper

Pepperonata

Ingredients

908g/2 lb mixed peppers | 2 onions, finely sliced | 4 garlic cloves, crushed | 2 x 397g/14 oz cans chopped tomatoes | 1 tsp Schwartz Mediterranean Mixed Herbs | 1/4 tsp paprika | salt & ground black pepper

Parsnip & Leek Cakes

Ingredients

454g/1 lb leeks, chopped | 454g/1 lb parsnips, chopped | 57g/2 oz wholemeal bread made into breadcrumbs | salt & ground black pepper | 1 tsp curry powder (optional) | 1 tsp ground coriander | 1 egg, beaten | Fry Light, for spraying

Vegetarian dish from Ireland.

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups soup stock | 1/4 cup margarine | 1 medium white onion | 3 or 4 cups cooked pumpkin | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper | 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Indian

Pumpkin & Lemon Lentils

Ingredients

1 medium onion, chopped | 170g/6 oz red lentils | 710ml / 1 1/4 pt stock made with Vecon | 397g/14 oz pumpkin, diced | 3 tbsp lemon juice | grated rind of 1 lemon | 1 tsp freshly grated ginger | 2 level tbsp freshly chopped coriander | 1/2 tsp ground cumin | salt & ground black pepper | 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped, to garnish
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Pasta A'La Primavera

Ingredients

227g/8 oz dried pasta | 113g/4 oz mangetout, topped & tailed | 227g/8 oz asparagus spears, cut in half lengthways | 227g/8 oz carrots, cut into matchsticks | 113g/4 oz baby sweetcorn, halved lengthways | 1 red pepper, deseeded & cut into matchsticks | 8 spring onions, cut into 2" long pieces | 142g/5 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 142g/5 oz very low fat natural yogurt | juice & zest of 1 lemon | 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley | 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives | salt & ground black pepper

Pork dressed with "Kamamber" sauce

Ingredients

500 g of pork tenderloin | 2 tablespoon of olive oil | 50 ml of dry white wine | 0,5 glass of sour cream | 1 tablespoon of grinded fresh greenery (marjoram, thyme, sage) | 120 g of "Kamamber" cheese | 1,5 teaspoon of Dijon mustard | 2 sprouts of parsley | Salt, fresh ground pepper

Prawns and basil topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

very low fat natural yogurt | small handful of basil leaves, chopped | 142 g/5 oz shelled boiled prawns | 2 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais

Potato, Bean & Apple Salad

Ingredients

227g/8 oz new potatoes in their skins, quartered | pinch of salt | 227g/8 oz canned red kidney beans, drained | 1 red dessert apple, diced & tossed in 1 tbsp lemon juice | 1 small yellow pepper, deseeded & diced | 1 shallot, sliced | 1/2 head fennel, sliced | mixed lettuce leaves | Dressing: | 1 tbsp red wine vinegar | 1 1/2 level tsp wholegrain mustard | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Italian

Peppered Beef Pizza

Ingredients

1/2 x 275 g (9 oz) packet bread mix | Topping: | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 small onion, grated | 2 tablespoons tomato puree | 1 teaspoon paprika | 125 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, sliced | 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 250 g (8 oz) mozzareila cheese, thinly sliced | 50 g (2 oz) can anchovy fillets, cut in half lengthways | a few black olives | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pasta with tuna and butter bean sauce

Ingredients

340 g/12 oz dried pasta (60 Sins on Original) | 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or herbs of your choice (21 Sins on Original) | For the tuna sauce: | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril | 1 x 397g/14oz can chopped tomatoes | 1 x 397g/14oz can butter beans or haricot beans, drained | 227 g/8 oz canned tuna in brine, drained (12 Sins on Green) | salt and freshly ground black pepper

This sauce is a great store cupboard standby for those occasions when you haven't had time to shop and need to whisk up a slimming, healthy meal from a few standard ingredients — perfect if you are on the Green Eating Plan.

Pasta shapes with cottage cheese

Ingredients

340 g/12 oz dried pasta shapes (60 Sins on Original) | 1 level tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard (1 1/2 Sins) | 340 g/12 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or tarragon

This may sound a bizarre combination but, in fact, the marriage of hot pasta and chilled cottage cheese works very well. Try it and see for yourself! It is a particularly quick and easy recipe.

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