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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Ceylon Chicken Curry

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Aloo Gobhi - Potatoes and Cauliflower

Kurkurit bhendi

Kurkuri Bhindi - crisy Okra

Khandvi

Khandvi - Gujarati Chickpea and Yoghurt Rolls

Red Radish salad

Red Radish Salad with Black Salt

Jhat Pat Chicken

JHAT PAT (QUICK AND EASY) CHICKEN CURRY

Turkey Kababs

Turkey Kababs

Ande Ka Salan - Egg Curry

This dish is eaten almost with the same reverence as meat or chicken curries all over India.  But of course there are regional variations, as always.  Here I show you how to make a generic Egg Curry. What better use of boiled eggs?  It is not super quick, especially if… read more

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Chickpea Flour Dumplings in a Spiced Yoghurt Sauce

This is one of those dishes designed to use up something that would otherwise have little use. North and Western Indian families will often make Kadhi if the yoghurt (dahi) has gone sour, a common occurrence with live yoghurt in hot climates.  In my view you cannot make good Kadhi without sour… read more

Kadhi Pakode

Pav Bhaji

Folklore has it that Pav Bhaji, which literally translates to bread and vegetables, was created by a street vendor in Mumbai to cater to mill workers looking for a tasty lunch. It is a dish like no other with its varied mix of vegetables cooked with spices and served with… read more

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PANEER AND PEPPERS

I love paneer. In any form. This is a really light dish that can be served as a snack with drinks, a starter or a side. I love the contrast of textures and flavours with the crunchiness of the peppers complementing the rich creaminess of the paneer. I use very… read more

Paneer and Peppers

KALA CHANA BLACK CHICKPEA CURRY

When I was little girl, the auntijees in our neighbourhood would always invite me to their homes to eat specially prepared “kala chana” or black chickpeas with puris and semolina halva for the festival of Kanjak. This is a festival on the eighth day of the Navratri season around September/October where… read more

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ALOO LACHHA - JULIENNED POTATOES

This is a dish that celebrates the potato, that ubiquitous vegetable in Indian cuisine that was brought over by the Portugese with all its solanaceae cousins – tomatoes, aubergines, chillies hundreds of years ago. You’d never think they were not native to India! In fact the marathi word for potato is batata… read more

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CHUKANDAR GOSHT – LAMB WITH BEETROOT

A few weeks ago I featured a recipe for Shalgam Gosht on my blog. Chukandar Gosht is also one of those dishes that I remember eating in the winter months when I was a child in Delhi. I have not seen it around for years and its a real pity as it… read more

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SHALGAM GOSHT - LAMB WITH TURNIPS, FENNEL AND KASHMIRI CHILLI

In the old days in Delhi, when everyone ate seasonal vegetables, turnips were often on the menu in the colder months. This member of the Brassica family has long been valued on the Sub-Continent as a vegetable that can be paired with stronger leafy vegetables like mustard greens or more… read more

SHALGAM GOSHT