Watercress is a typically British ingredient and I was recently challenged to come up with some dishes to show off how versatile it can be. It is a pungent aquatic plant that is related to mustard and broccoli but is a delicate plant with soft green leaves and hollow crisp stems.
Watercress has a distinct peppery flavour which can sometimes be slightly bitter. The pepper flavour does diminish through the cooking so don't over do it. This recipe is all about celebrating this delicious ingredient with a zingy masala.
Photography from the very talented Pavlova and Cream