by Rick Stein

This Parsee dish uses jaggery, soft apricots and vinegar for a really successful balance of sweet and sour. The crisp fried potatoes add crunch.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Jaggery can be found in most supermarkets with a good Asian section. The darker the colour, the stronger the flavour. Jaggery from the date palm tree is a winter specialty and quite rare. It is prized in the regions it is found and used to sweeten sweets. Muscovado sugar works well as an alternative.