Indian Mussels Fry

Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.co.in/recipe/11852/mussels-fry.aspx Serves: 2 What you need: 200g Frozen mussels 2 Tbsp Coconut oil 1 Tbsp Ginger, minced 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced 2 Onions, finely chopped 1 Tomato, diced 2 Green chillies, slit 5 Curry leaves 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 2 tsp Chilli powder 2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Garam masala 1/2 tsp…

Indian Cauliflower, Carrots, and Peas

Recipe adapted from Simple Indian cookbook by Atul Kochhar Serves: 2 What you need: 300g Cauliflower, cut into small florets 100g Carrots, diced 100g Frozen peas 2 Tbsp Oil 1 tsp Black mustard seeds A pinch Asafoetida (hing) 2 Green chillies, slit 1/4 tsp Cumin powder 1/4 tsp Coriander powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1/2…

Mushroom Biryani (Vegan)

Adadpted from this recipe: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/mushroom-biryani-dum-mushroom-biryani Serves: 2 For rice: 1 cup Basmati rice, washed 3 times, and soak in water for 20 mins 1 Bay leaf 1 inch Cinnamon stick 3 Green cardamom 2 pieces Mace 2 tsp Salt For mushroom curry: 200 g small white mushrooms, quartered 1 inch Cinnamon stick 1 tsp Black cumin…

Eggplant Indian Curry

Roasted eggplants has lovely smokey flavour to it. Delicious. What you need 2 servings portion Basic Indian Curry Sauce (i.e. half the recipe from here) 1 large Eggplant Oil 1/2 cup Frozen peas Salt to taste How to put this together Heat oven to 230 C Line baking tray with foil. Brush eggplant (whole) with…

Basic Indian Curry Sauce

The key to making this sauce is to NOT rush it. You want to slowly cook the onions & tomatoes to extract flavours over low heat. Make a large batch, and keep in the freezer Simply re-heat the sauce with a bit of water, add meat or vegetables and simmer until cooked. Makes: sauce for…

Chettinad Chicken

Amazing flavours. Just make it. Recipe from Rick Stein’s “India” cookbook. Serves: 4 What you need 700g chicken thighs (skinless & boneless), cut into 1.5 inch chunks 1 Tbsp fennel seeds 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1 Tbsp coriander seeds 1 Tbsp black peppercorn 1 Tbsp chilli powder 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp fennel seeds 3 x…

Okra fry (Bhindi fry)

I’m not a big fan of okra, because it’s quite slimy, but apparently they have loads of health benefits. More importantly, my hubby loves them. The recipe is inspired by Rick Stein’s “India” cookbook, and the flavour is just amazing (if you don’t mind the sliminess) Serves: 4 What you need 450g okra, trim off…

Black Eyed Peas Dry Curry (Chawli)

My mother-in-law’s recipe – very very delicious! Serves: 4 What you need: 1 cup dried black eyed peas, soaked in plenty of water overnight 1 Tbsp oil 2 onions, finely chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, pounded 1 Tbsp garlic, pounded 2 Tbsp bottle masala powder (recipe is coming) salt tamarind juice coriander leaves, finely chopped How…

Basmati Rice

Serves: 2 What you need: 1 cup basmati rice, wash 3 times, and soak in plenty of water for 20 mins 1 1/4 cup water 1 tsp oil How to put this together: Heat oil in a non-stick pot Add drained basmati rice. Stir to mix the oil through for 1 minute Add water and…

Butter Chicken (No butter)

This recipe is adapted from two recipes from my dear friends. My hubby doesn’t normally like curries with dairy in it, but he loves this one. The tandoori chicken is so good when it comes out of the oven you may end up eating them all before you get to curry them! Serves 4 What you…

Tadka Dal

Dal is one of my all time favourite dishes. It’s such a delicious comfort food. I can eat bowls and bowls and bowls of them (with rice of course). Recipe inspired by: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/restaurant-style-dal-tadka/ Serves: 4-5 For dal 1 cup Moong dal, soaked overnight 3 cups Water 1 tsp Oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Green chilies,…

Lamb Fry

I had a few Indian work colleagues when we first moved to London. These lovely Indian ladies would bring their lunchboxes, and I would bring mine, and we would have lunch together everyday. It’s amazing how fun it is to bond over food. Their lunch boxes would not contain the typical Indian food you get in…

Seekh Kebab

Makes: 15-18 kebabs What you need: 500 g Mince – chicken or lamb (or even turkey mince – we tried it because we couldn’t find chicken mince and turned out super yummy) 1 Onion, finely chopped 1 tsp Garam masala 1 Tbsp Garlic, pounded 1 Tbsp Ginger, pounded 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt (or 1…