Easy lamb curry (Agani curry)

Recipes that are handed down through generations have a special place in my heart (and my kitchen). They help keep family traditions alive. This lamb curry recipe was recited to me by my grandmother, as I was furiously scribbling away her precious instructions in my leather-bound recipe book – all in the hopes of handing it down to…




Dorothy aunty’s Indian spiced lamb chops

The best recipes come from mothers. Don’t you agree? This recipe is no different. Dorothy Aunty is my husband’s best friend’s mum. Dan spent a lot of his childhood raiding Dorothy aunty’s fridge, sometimes with no adult supervision whatsoever. This Indian spiced lamb chops is one of her famous recipes – so special that it turned a 14-year-old…




Homemade paneer

When you live away from India, finding good quality, shop bought paneer can be an onerous task. Luckily, making paneer at home is easier than the trip to the shop itself. And it only takes two ingredients – milk & lemon juice. THE MILK Milk determines the creaminess of the paneer, so it is important…




Kayalpatnam chicken curry

This chicken curry recipe is from a coastal south Indian town called Kayalpatnam.  Once a famous trading port, it is said to appear in Marco Polo’s travel diaries dating back to 1250 AD. The only special ingredient is the spice mix which can be made with a few Indian spices. Why not try another Kayalpatnam…




Methi paratha / Fenugreek flatbread

Fenugreek, familiarly known as methi in India is a versatile plant that is used in many forms. The seeds add a subtle bitterness to mild curries. The leaves can be used dried – to spice dhals or fresh, as we do in this recipe. Apart from being rich in calcium, it also has a nutty taste…




Tandoori chicken

Sunday roast is a great way to catch up with family at the end of a long week. As we are a cute little family of two, we like to keep things simple without compromising on taste. Tandoori chicken is easy to marinate and tastes great with a big squeeze of lime.  This recipe is especially…




Juicy lamb sheek kebabs

Sheek kebabs are one of those mysterious recipes that belong to many different cultures and ethnicities. This version uses Kala Namak, also known as Himalayan Black Salt – it’s made by sealing the salts in a ceramic jar with a few other ingredients and fired in a furnace for 24 hours.  It adds a moreish, citrusy…




Madhur Jaffrey’s naan bread

Making naan (Indian flatbreads) at home can be both easy and rewarding, as it only needs an hour of proving. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always taste charred and authentic unless it’s made in a traditional tandoor (clay oven). But luckily, oven-baked naans are delightful in their own right. We polished these off with sheek kebabs and mint…




Easy mutton curry

This tangy and decadent mutton curry is an easy weeknight supper that can be made in one pan. A family recipe originating from the coastal town of Kayalapatnam¬†in South India, this recipe has been adapted slightly to make it quicker and healthier. If you want to make it for a feast, simply add hot ghee…