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Revealed: The recipe for Meghan’s favourite avocado and green chilli dip from her charity cookbook – which she now whips up at home for her and Harry

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 22-09-2018 Emily Chan For Mailonline

Meghan has revealed her favourite recipe from her new charity cookbook is a green chilli and avocado dip.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37,describes in the foreword of the book how she was treated to her 'very favourite avocado dip that I now make at home' by the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London.

The recipe for the dip is by Munira Mahmud, who is described by Meghan as the 'resident chef de cuisine' of the group, all of whom gathered together following the devastating Grenfell Tower fire. 

Meghan worked with the women from Hubb to create Together: Our Community Cookbook, released on Thursday - with all proceeds going back to the community kitchen. 

Meghan, 37, (pictured at the launch event for Together: Our Community Cookbook at Kensington Palace on Thursday) has revealed her favourite recipe from her new charity cookbook is a green chilli and avocado dip  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Meghan, 37, (pictured at the launch event for Together: Our Community Cookbook at Kensington Palace on Thursday) has revealed her favourite recipe from her new charity cookbook is a green chilli and avocado dip  a person cooking in a kitchen preparing food: Munira Mahmud, who led her family to safety from the burning Grenfell Tower, is the woman behind the recipe for the dip, which has now become Meghan's personal favourite © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Munira Mahmud, who led her family to safety from the burning Grenfell Tower, is the woman behind the recipe for the dip, which has now become Meghan's personal favourite

Describing the Hubb Community Kitchen in her foreword to the book, Meghan writes: '[U]pon departure you will have been stuffed to the gills with samosas flecked with cinnamon, chapatis flavoured with carrots and onion, Russian Semolina cake, Persian teas and my very favourite avocado dip that I now make at home.' 

Speaking about meeting Munira for the first time, Meghan described how she was immediately encouraged by the mother-of-two to muck in.

'On my first visit, I asked Munira, the resident chef de cuisine (so to speak), how I could help,' she writes. 

'An apron was quickly wrapped around me, I pushed up my sleeves, and I found myself washing the rice for lunch. 

Green chilli & avocado dip recipe

By Munira Mahmud 

Serves 4

a bowl of food on a table: The green chilli and avocado dip (right) was created by Munira Mahmud. Pictured left is her green chilli and tomato dip © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The green chilli and avocado dip (right) was created by Munira Mahmud. Pictured left is her green chilli and tomato dip

Ingredients:

The recipe features in the Together: Our Community Cookbook © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The recipe features in the Together: Our Community Cookbook

2 green chillies, halved and de-seeded 

25g fresh coriander  

3 tbsp natural yoghurt

Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

4 garlic cloves, peeled

Flesh of 1 ripe avocado

4 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Put all the ingredients except the mayonnaise into a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Add mayonnaise (if you wish) and stir to combine, then transfer to a serving bowl.

From Together: Our Community Cookbook (Ebury Press, £9.99). Photography by Jenny Zarins 

'Munira's sister-in-law, who had flown in from Egypt after Grenfell to help the family, helped me divide the correct amount of butter and fresh thyme to pour into the pot of rice bubbling away on the stovetop. 

'All the aromas percolating in a kitchen filled with countless languages aflutter, remains one of my most treasured memories from my first visit to the kitchen.'  

During the Grenfell blaze, Munira managed to escape the burning building, leading the rest of her family - including her husband, his father and their two children to safety.

Introducing her recipe in the cookbook, the mother-of-two explained how it had always been her dream to run her own street kitchen.

'My lifelong dream has been to have a food van; I spend any free time I have thinking up dishes, and putting ingredients together in my mind,' she writes. 'These dips are my own invention.' 

a group of people preparing food in a kitchen: Meghan (pictured helping out in the kitchen) described how she started mucking in straight away on visiting the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London 

Meghan (pictured helping out in the kitchen) described how she started mucking in straight away on visiting the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London 
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

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