If you are a keen cook and want to learn how to cook authentic Indian food you have landed on the right page. Welcome to a whole new experience of cooking Indian regional food from scratch.

This blog contains recipes with clear and brief instructions on how to prepare a variety of vegan, vegetarian, meat and fish based dishes. Many recipes are light and spicy but not very hot, so very different to curry house dishes.

My focus is on helping you to prepare delicious and authentic dishes from different regions in India including Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. You will see Mughlai dishes from the Mughals of North India, Nizami dishes from the Nizams of Hyderabad and Vegetarian dishes from the Brahmins, Aggarwals and Marwaris of West and North India. Indian cuisine is very diverse and I hope to introduce you to some of this richness through this blog.

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ALOO LACHHA

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CHUKANDAR GOSHT - LAMB WITH BEETROOT

SHALGAM GOSHT

SHALGAM GOSHT - LAMB WITH TURNIPS, FENNEL AND KASHMIRI CHILLI

pan fried fish

Indian Street Food Style Tilapia

Paneer and Peppers

PANEER AND PEPPERS

Mung Daal

Chhilke Wali Mung Ki Daal - whole green mung bean daal

Priya Deshingkar & venison qorma

Royal Venison Qorma

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Puris with Dahi Ke Aloo and Kala Chana

Turkey Kababs

Try making these super easy and luscious kababs at home. Add salad and a flat bread and you have a complete meal. Minced turkey breast works really well with this recipe because it does not have an overpowering flavour of its own.  The added advantage is that turkey is lean and makes a… read more

Turkey Kababs

Red Onion and Coriander Raita

There are raitas and there are raitas. This is a very simple raita and I love it for its clean taste. It is the perfect accompaniment for an Indian meal and a great fire extinguisher so I always have it to hand if I am worried that my guests may… read more

“Instant” daal of gram flour – Pithla

Pithla, a kind of “instant” daal flavoured with fresh coriander and green chillies, was a staple at lunch times in my house when I was growing up. My mum was a pathologist and ran a laboratory so she was a busy working mother. This was a typical lunch dish because… read more

Egg Curry with fennel, nigella and fenugreek

There are thousands of versions of egg curry all over India. This is my twist on this ubiquitous dish. Boiled, then fried eggs in a gravy flavoured with fennel, nigella and fenugreek. Similar to achari or pickle masala but not quite as I use the dried leaves of fenugreek instead of… read more

Egg curry

Salmon cooked with Ajowan/Carom seeds

Ajwain or Ajowan/Carom/Bishop’s weed as it is variously known, is often consumed with dishes that are thought of as rich, because it counteracts any indigestion that may arise from their consumption. Ajwain and fish are old companions in North India where Ajwaini Mahi Tikka is an old favourite. I have adapted… read more

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Hake in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

Bengalis and Biharis cook a lot with mustard and mustard oil. One of my favourite dishes is fish in mustard sauce. Here is a recipe adapted for what’s available in the UK. I like to use Hake or other firm fish that dont lose their shape while frying. This dish… read more

Bengali fish

Leftover Turkey Makhani

This is the perfect recipe for Boxing Day and beyond when you are wondering what to do with all that leftover turkey.  It requires some patience, but the results will show you that its well worth it. The base is very similar to Butter chicken but lighter because I use cream instead of… read more

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Raan – Leg of Lamb with black cumin and mace

Raan is a marinated whole leg of lamb which is a perfect showstopper for a party. If you want to make an Indian themed Christmas feast, you cannot go wrong with Raan. It looks wonderful and tastes amazing. There are different versions of this dish – here I bring you… read more

ANDHRA FISH CURRY (Chepala Pulusu)

Coastal cuisine in India varies every few hundred miles: a fish curry in Konkan is nothing like a fish curry in Kerala, which is nothing like a fish curry in Andhra Pradesh! Menus in Indian restaurants, even in India, rarely do justice to this amazing diversity of coastal cuisine. In Andhra… read more

fish-curry

Red Radish Salad with Black Salt

Radishes are often served on the side as a salad with a main meal. They are also a popular street snack and can be incredibly refreshing in the summer heat. The variety that is popularly eaten in India is the “Mooli” which is similar to the Japanese Daikon.  Here I… read more

Red Radish salad