This is a traditional recipe for a Garam Masala spice mix. It's used in many Indian dishes. You can make it in advance and store if for a few months in an air-tight container.
A colourful mixture of rice and flavourings makes a perfect background to any curry.
Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and condensed sweetened milk. To vary the flavour, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.
Deliciously fragrant, sweet and tasty Indian chai.
A delightful spiced warming and also refreshing way to drink tea.
This version of molagai podi has the addition of garlic. It's a coarse mixture of ground dried spices, which includes channa daal, chillies, curry leaves, coriander and cumin seeds. You can add more or less chillies, if you wish. It can be used as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes.
This is lovely served as an accompniment to curries or can also be served as a dip!
This is probably the best tasting tofu dish that you'll ever try. Dried tofu is tossed with fresh coriander and spring onions in a sweetened soy-sesame oil dressing. Serve as a starter.
I have been making variations of this sauce for years. It is nice and spicy and very simple to make using these ingredients - you can use more authentic ones if you have time. This can be used for almost any meat or vegetable.
Sure, you can buy it in any shop, but there's something special about making your own garam masala. Use in all your favourite curries and Indian recipes.
This curry base is easy to make using only Indian spices which can be bought from most supermarkets. This can be used with any meat, poultry or vegetables you want and is easily frozen to be used when you need it. Read the tips below before you begin to ensure you get the best results for your taste buds.
My friend gave me his recipe for Kashmiri garam masala. I am more than happy to be able to share it with all of you. I like to try different garam masala recipes and this one is tops! This is the first one that I have ever tried that uses black cumin seeds and fennel. This is a very interesting combination of flavours indeed. Really yummy and has to be tried. You’ll never use ordinary garam masala again!
I got this recipe off a friend, who was given it by an family he stays with every year in India. It's the best curry I've ever tasted. Great for curry nights with friends
A chicken vindaloo from Goa. It's made with chicken legs which absorb the flavours better but you could use chicken breasts. Cubes of potatoes are deep fried and added to the curry near the end. Serve with hot rice.
Chicken quarters marinated in Indian spices and yoghurt and baked. Delicious and economical. Serve with your favourite Indian veg, rice and naan.
This aromatic cordial is a great partner to Thai food.
The addition of tomato ketchup to this curry gives a very unique taste, which you will either love or hate. I hope like me, you love it.
Chai tea is a lightly spiced, milky tea that is very popular in India and in trendy coffee shops! Serve hot or over ice.
The next best thing to a takeaway kebab! A quick and easy marinade for the chicken makes these a dream.
An excellent way of using up the Christmas turkey is to make a delicious stock as the base for this unusual soup.