Category Indian food

CHICKEN CURRY WITH YOGHURT, PICKLING SPICES AND PINK PEPPERCORNS

I’m not sure exactly what it is about Indian cuisine that I find so appealing. It’s intrinsically comforting for me due to my background – growing up with an Indian mother, my diet was heavy on the curries and chapatis, among a few other things. But my love for the stuff is more than just […]

CARROT KHEER INSPIRED PUMPKIN PIE

The most beautiful pumpkin turned up in our veg box this week, which made my morning when I saw it – I’d been hoping for days that we’d get one, as I’d got it in my head that I wanted to try my hand at a sweet pumpkin pie.  I didn’t fancy anything too rich, […]

RAW MANGO & TURMERIC PICKLE

Last month, I made a no-cook, fresh turmeric and ginger pickle.  The turmeric I’d brought home from the shop had given me a surprise once I started to peel it, as the flesh revealed wasn’t bright yellow, but a creamy off-white.  At this point I didn’t even know that such a thing as white turmeric existed, and […]

SAVING AN OVERRIPE MANGO – MANGO, LIME, COCONUT & ALMOND HALWA

I hate wasting food.  Whilst it’s not often that something gets thrown out in our kitchen, I have to admit that it does happen sometimes, making me berate myself internally (and occasionally externally.)  A few days ago, I bought some golden, pretty much perfectly ripe mangoes.  They were like fruity nectar, all juicy and delicious, and most got eaten […]

CUMIN & SAFFRON FLAVOURED PANEER

Making paneer, in my opinion, is a magical thing.  You start off with liquids but in no time at all, you unveil this very solid, material thing that you can hold in your hands.  Ahhhh, a little cheese baby!  And then on top of that, of course, making it at home is not only economical, but […]

GOSHT WARI DAL (LAMB AND LENTIL CURRY)

The photos don’t really do this dish justice, but that’s what I get for starting a slow-cooked curry just that little bit too late, so that by the time we began eating it the light was dropping (and, of course, our bellies were growling.)  If you time it right, you can have it done in […]

FRESH TURMERIC, GINGER & CARROT PICKLE

A few weeks ago, we were wandering around a grocery shop, both tired and a bit vague, and found ourselves lingering in front of the shelf that housed the fresh turmeric.  I’m not sure that I’ve ever noticed it on display there before, and we were both a little bit intrigued, but it was one of those days when you […]