Recipes

Chicken & Dhal Curry

Posted on Oct 17, 2019

This is a dish that is not too difficult to prepare but one that all the family will enjoy. Ingredients  500 g chicken breast diced (or for better flavour use chicken on the bone eg chicken thighs)  2 medium or 1 large onion chopped  4 cloves of garlic and 1-inch fresh ginger pureed together in a blender or grated 75 g Masoor Dhal Indian Lentils, washed and soaked in cold water for 10 mins    1 level tbsp coriander powder    1 level tsp chilli powder (or to taste)      1 heaped tsp cumin powder    1 tsp paprika powder     1 tbsp tomato puree     1 level tsp turmeric powder     1 tsp salt (or...

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Homemade Garam Masala

Posted on Oct 17, 2019

This is very quick and simple Garam Masala to make.   Although bought garam masala can successfully be used in dishes you will find that homemade garam masala will enhance any dish. Ingredients 1 tbsp coriander seeds  ½ tbsp cumin seeds  4 cardamom pods  2 bay leaves 1-inch cinnamon stick Method Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a dry pan until they are aromatic (about 1 minute) being careful not to burn. Tip into a coffee/spice grinder and add the rest of the ingredients.  Grind until a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar for 3-6 months for using in...

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Aloo Jeera (Potatoes with cumin)

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

Ingredients 10 new potatoes, cooked 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds) 1 tsp finely chopped garlic ¼ tsp turmeric 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 tsp salt or to taste Chopped coriander Squeeze of lemon (optional) Method Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat Add cumin seeds and cook until starting to pop Add garlic cook for a few seconds Add the potatoes and sauté for 3-4 minutes Add the turmeric and salt to taste stir and cook for further 1-2 minutes Sprinkle with the chopped coriander and squeeze of lemon if using, and serve...

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Easy Goat Curry

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

Serves 3/4 Ingredients  1 kg kid goat, cut into bite-sized pieces 4 tbsp oil 3 medium onions, finely chopped 8-10 cloves garlic, pureed 2 ½ inch ginger, pureed 1 tsp turmeric 1½ tbsp coriander powder 1½ tsp cumin powder 1 tsp paprika (not smoked) 1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste) 1 tbsp tomato puree 1 tbsp garam masala 1½ salt (or to taste) 1 tbsp natural yogurt Juice of ¼ lemon 2- 2½ cups water 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander to serve Method  Marinade the goat with all the ingredients except the oil, water and chopped coriander (can then be kept in the fridge for a few hours or cooked...

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Chana Masala (Chickpea Masala)

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

(suitable for Vegetarian or Vegan) Ingredients 200 g dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and cooked or a large tin chickpeas  (400 g) 2 small onions, finely chopped 4 cloves of garlic, pureed 1-inch fresh ginger, pureed ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp cumin powder ½ tsp garam masala ½ tsp chilli powder (or one fresh chilli chopped) 1 fresh tomato, finely chopped 1/3 tsp salt or to taste 1½ tbs vegetable oil Chopped coriander to finish Method Mix all the spices, salt, onion, garlic, ginger and tomato with water, enough to make a thick paste. Heat oil in a pan over a medium heat, add...

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Easy Vegetable Curry

Posted on May 1, 2018

Ingredients 3 tbs oil ½ tsp mustard seed ½ tsp whole cumin 1 inch (2-3 cm) ginger peeled and grated 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chilli powder (optional or to taste) 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt, or to taste 1 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces 100g French beans or Runner beans, cut into pieces about 1” (2-3 cm) long Red Pepper and green pepper cut into bite-size pieces (use remainder pepper from Chilli Garlic Chicken Chilli if making) ¼ cup peas ¼ cup chick peas 1 cup water...

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