Recipes

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Recipes

Here you’ll find just a few specially selected recipes from my books, Indian Restaurant Curry at Home Volumes 1 & 2, and Curry Compendium, new recipes not already included in them.

The books have tonnes of delicious and unique recipes between them, most of which can be made with different combinations of  ingredients for extra variety. Go take a look on the Books page for more details.

Indian Restaurant Curry at Home Volume 1       Indian Restaurant Curry at Home Volume 2 Front Cover      Curry Compendium Cookbook

Tomato Paste Recipe

Tomato Paste Recipe

Tomato is very important in many curries with its ...
Achari Curry Recipe

Achari Curry Recipe

Lamb has a subtle sweet character that marries well with...
Tikka Masala Curry Recipe

Tikka Masala Curry Recipe

With its most common incarnation involving chicken, the...
Garlic Chilli Curry Recipe

Garlic Chilli Curry Recipe

The heavy use of sliced garlic and chilli in this BIR ...
Cumin & Onion Rice Recipe

Cumin & Onion Rice Recipe

Sometimes simplicity is the key to the most excellent...
Chicken Chaat Recipe

Chicken Chaat Recipe

A fabulous, refreshing, tangy starter. Small pieces of...
Chana Masala Recipe

Chana Masala Recipe

Chickpeas (Chana) are incredibly popular throughout South...
Chicken Tikka Recipe

Chicken Tikka Recipe

Chicken Tikka: Succulent, tangy, magical chunks with a...

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Here’s a little more history about how I was inspired to recreate British Indian Restaurant (BIR) recipes:

My love for Indian food goes right back to my childhood. Growing up in Britain in the seventies, my experience of food was mostly the staple British classics, such as roast meat and two veg, cauliflower cheese, beans on toast, ham salad, cheese on toast, chicken pie and of course potatoes… many potatoes! As a special treat, a spaghetti bolognase or lasagne would be conjured up.

 

My very first memories of Indian food come from when I was around six years-old. Lying in bed, I could smell an amazing aroma of curry drifting upstairs. My parents would be enjoying a rare Indian takeaway. Salivating, I would sneak downstairs, complaining that I couldn’t sleep, and showing great interest in the foil containers laid out on the table, which had the most amazing magical colours and smells.

 

I was lucky enough to be given a small piece of poppadom dipped in an odd reddish, oily sauce and just one taste was enough to fuel a lifelong craving for curry. For more information about me see the About page.

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