Tag: Curry

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

For Meat Free Monday today, we’ve chosen a vegetable I came across in our local ethnic store over the weekend. I had looked for courgettes which we now have a total obsession with in this house either in salads or sautéed with lemon. strangely, I couldn’t find any courgettes yesterday […]

The Best Bed-Bound Foods!

The Best Bed-Bound Foods!

Pretty much from the moment of birth our parents begin the arduous task of trying to make their brood conform to the rules and dictums of society. Brushing one’s teeth, eating with one’s mouth closed and tidying bedrooms are all regular rules we’re told to follow, though one is missing […]

Chicken Mint Masala

Chicken Mint Masala

We all know and love Garam Masala, the Indian spice blend. In Hindi, garam means “hot” (as in warming)  and masala means “mixture”. The ingredients most commonly included are white and black peppercorns, cloves, cumin seeds, black, brown and green cardamom, star anise, nutmeg, long pepper (or pippali) and coriander […]

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, in a powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, amongst others. The Capsicum genus is part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is named for the […]

Curry Leaves – Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Curry Leaves – Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

I like hot curries, although as my darling wife will tell you, I have grown up and much prefer to taste the wonderful flavours. Of course she is right ( groans) When I cook curry it is always from scratch, the spices are roasted and ground each time and the […]

Spice Chest: Cassia – Keema Matar

Spice Chest: Cassia – Keema Matar

Over the next couple of  days, we are going to look at two related spices, both plants in the Lauraceae family. Cassia (Cinnamonum cassia) and cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) are often confused, but by and large, cassia is usually used for savoury dishes and cinnamon for sweet ones, though Anita uses […]

Spice Chest: Fenugreek – Chicken Vindaloo

Spice Chest: Fenugreek – Chicken Vindaloo

We’ve opened the spice chest up this morning and chosen one of the most interesting herbs. Fenugreek. This cure all spice is genius in the kitchen in curries. Today I’ve chosen one of my Fathers all time favourite curries and the one he always ordered from the takeaway despite saying […]

Spice Chest – Cumin: Lamb Rogan Josh

Spice Chest – Cumin: Lamb Rogan Josh

We’ve opened up the spice chest and unearthed another ‘can’t do without spice. Cumin. We use it in Chilli Con Carne, Soups, Tagines and of course Curry. Today a fragrant and highly aromatic, flavour packed Lamb Rogan Josh. Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae or parsley family. The cumin […]

EAT MORE FISH – The Best of 2013

EAT MORE FISH – The Best of 2013

We love fish in this house, in fact it won’t surprise you to know that we have just polished off some smoked salmon for breakfast. Well it is the holiday season after all. We’ve written a lot about fish in the last year and have conjured up some tasty recipes […]