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.

My focus is on helping you to prepare delicious and authentic dishes. Let’s get cooking!

Kurkurit bhendi

Kurkuri Bhindi - crispy Okra

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Ceylon Chicken Curry

Fried Sprats

Fried Sprats

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Raan - Leg of Lamb with black cumin and mace

Jhat Pat Chicken

JHAT PAT (QUICK AND EASY) CHICKEN CURRY

EggCurry

Ande Ka Salan - Egg Curry

Priya Deshingkar & venison qorma

Royal Venison Qorma

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Pav Bhaji

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

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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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

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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

Lightly fried beans with pounded chilli

Green beans are a ubiquitous vegetable, found in a variety of Indian cuisines. However one gripe my family had with the way that beans are normally prepared in India is that they are either overcooked, over spiced or mixed with too many other things. My parents used to cook vegetables in a… read more

Beans with Kuti Mirch

Dhokla – savoury chickpea flour cake

Dhokla or Khaman Dhokla is a light and tasty tea-time (or any time really!) snack which originates from Gujarat. It is often sold in road side shops together with sweets. As is the way with so many of the regions dishes, this dish is completely vegan, using only plant based ingredients…. read more

Dhokla

Chicken Liver Fry

I love offal and am really very excited that it is slowly coming back into vogue. Very pleased to have found some fresh chicken livers in the supermarket. A real treat as they are so cheap and so quick to make. Perfect for a high protein Sunday brunch! Serves: 4… read more

Chicken liver fry